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[New Jersey] LETTER: New Revel smoking policy hurts workers, gamblers

it's a good time for all who are concerned about their lung health to contact their elected officials and voice their support for legislation (A343/S1795), which would eliminate the smoking ban exemption for casinos.
The Press of Atlantic City
added Jun 3, 2013 23:50
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[Wisconsin] $50 monthly surcharge sought from state workers who smoke

State workers who smoke would have to pay $50 more per month for health insurance under a proposal by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee planned to take up the issue on Tuesday. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Burea
AP - Associated Press
added May 22, 2013 07:21

[North Carolina] The 2013 Reynolds American, Inc. Annual Shareholders Meeting: orders, points of order, “out of order” and ordered out!

Dr. Sharon Brown, a grandmother and a shareholder from Pennsylvania, who was seated second from the aisle where the company’s sole microphone ... saw Dr. Brown fall to the floor after she attempted to get by the RAI employee. By the time Dr. Brown was ab
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added May 19, 2013 13:37

[Australia] Call for mine site smoking ban rejected

A call by the Cancer Council for smoking to be banned at all West Australian mines sites has been rejected. The state's Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) says such a move would cause resentment. WA's Department of Mines and Petroleum data shows smoki
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 17, 2013 13:01

[Belgium, Finland, France, Sweden, UK] Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress, Study Finds

Job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk, a new study says. Researchers examined data from more than 102,000 men and women, aged 17 to 70, in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Sw
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 14, 2013 13:08

[North Carolina, Ohio] Top tobacco executives set to meet with FLOC

Top executives for tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc. have agreed to resume discussions with the Toledo-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee about ways to address alleged farm-worker abuses.
Toledo (OH) Blade
added May 11, 2013 13:55

[North Carolina] Advocates plan to pressure Reynolds American over tobacco farm working conditions

Members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and its supporters rallied outside the Reynolds American headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C., Thursday. The company's annual shareholder's meeting was being held inside, and recognition of the union w
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 8, 2013 07:20

[Pennsylvania] LETTER: Second-hand smoke still a threat to some workers

The Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act passed in 2008 did not go far enough. Significant exemptions in the law mean that our citizens and workers are still being exposed to the deadly effects of second-hand smoke. Those exceptions to the Clean Indoor Air
Easton (PA) Express-Times
added May 6, 2013 14:29

[Bangladesh] Bidi workers protest discriminations between bidi and cigarette

Increase in taxes on bidi would hamper the sector including women employment, bidi workers of different factories claimed yesterday. From a view exchange meeting on “Diary of Bidi workers” in the capital’s CIRDAP auditorium, speakers made the comment an
Dhaka Tribune (bd)
added May 5, 2013 20:28

Major U.S. Companies Profit from Exploitative Labor Brokers

A new report by Pro-Publica and Marketplace looks at a system of Latino labor brokerage in cities across the US, a system which provides leading U.S. companies cheap labor whenever they need it, but leaves the workers with wages that are far below legal m
The Takeaway (NPR)
added May 2, 2013 15:47
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