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Dick Meister: Danger and death in the tobacco fields

There are nearly 100,000 tobacco harvesters, some as young as 12, most of them Mexican immigrants. They work during the summer in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, the country's leading tobacco producer. As the AFL-CIO, its Farm Labor Organizing Comm
San Francisco Bay Guardian
added Sep 26, 2012 12:25
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[Philippines] 30M tobacco industry workers may lose jobs

FILIPINO tobacco growers on Monday joined a global petition against a World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to regulate tobacco growing, saying the move would result in the loss of more than 30 million jobs.
Business Mirror (ph)
added Sep 17, 2012 17:08
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[Ohio] Bay Village to only hire tobacco-free workers, bans smoking outside of municipal buildings

Future employees will be tested for nicotine
WEWS NewsNet5 (Cleveland, OH)
added Aug 29, 2012 21:24
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[Indiana] Lawmakers Could Revisit Smoking's Effect On Insurance Rates

One idea that has been floated is allowing employers to charge higher insurance premiums or co-pays for people who smoke or have other unhealthy habits. Indiana AFL-CIO President Nancy Guyott says the union would fight that idea if it is proposed. She wa
Indiana Public Media - WFIU / WTIU
added Aug 28, 2012 08:23
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Health Ministers and Union agree on tobacco company lobbying

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation congratulates Health Ministers Tony Ryall and Tariana Turia on their firm stand on tobacco control in the face of British American Tobacco's (BAT) campaign to advertise and lobby against plain packaging of cigarettes w
New Zealand News Online (uk)
added Aug 24, 2012 07:18
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[Australia] Bosses' rights go up in smoke

BOSSES are being warned they may breach anti-discrimination laws if they sack workers for alcohol or drug use - and this may include smokers. . . . Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland president David Goodwin accused smokers of costing the state
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added Aug 18, 2012 19:35
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Working After Eight Months of Pregnancy May Be Just As Harmful as Smoking

Expectant mothers working up to their due date may be risking their babies' health as much as if they were smoking, according to a new study.
Medical Daily
added Jul 30, 2012 14:57
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40% Of Health Care Workers Still Smoke Cigarettes In China

Although 40 percent of male health workers smoked in 2010, the figure represented a decrease from previous years. Around 56 percent of male health care workers were smokers in 1984, 60 percent in 1996 and 57 percent in 2002. China is the largest tobacco
Business Insider
added Jul 21, 2012 15:06
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[Indonesia] Minister Calls for Delay on Smoking Regulations

Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar called on Wednesday for a delay . . . some 500,000 people stand to suffer job losses if the new law passes, and said the law failed to account for the interests of tobacco farmers and clove cigarette
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Jun 21, 2012 10:35
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[India] NATIONAL / KARNATAKA : Farmers demand jobs in tobacco company

They had given up land for the factory near Nanjangud
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 21, 2012 10:21
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