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In the decade since, her health problems have never really gone away. “Since second grade, I have been sick in the chest, and then sometimes it is hard to breathe,” says Eping, now 14. It’s always worse in tobacco harvest season, she says, especially w
Child labour in tobacco is rampant and on the increase… Evidence from three continents shows how children aged 14 and under are kept out of school and employed in hard and sometimes harmful physical labour to produce the tobacco leaf that fills cigare
There are more than 73,000 smokers among the 1.2 million NHS employees in England and the lost working hours from their combined smoking breaks add up to £99m a year, the Royal College of Physicians’ tobacco advisory group has said. Though smoking break
The principle of justice requires that we offer smokers help to quit smoking; failure to so implies that smokers’ health is less important than that of other patients. Failing to provide help to quit smoking while delivering other similarly or less cost
The new federal regulations are poised to take effect within the next year, pending the outcome of further consultations — a timeline tobacco companies are already calling “unrealistic” and an “extreme measure” that will simply bolster the supply of cont
‘We still cannot understand how this government can justify legalizing marijuana while imposing such extreme measures on tobacco products’
Heart Foundation and Quit Victoria are urging all employers, especially those whose staff work outdoors, to follow Eastlink’s lead and introduce smoke-free policies and state governments to plug gaps in existing smoke-free legislation, which leave many p
A jury in Florida’s 11th Judicial Circuit, in Dade County, deliberated more than 10 hours before concluding Shirley Cohen was not a member of a class of smokers entitled to recover damages for smoking-related disease caused by cigarettes.
We feel flabbergasted and enraged by his act of jeering, which disgraced the bastion of free speech, of which he is a part. Yoichi Anami, a Lower House member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, heckled a lung cancer patient who was speaking at the
Children in poor families work the fields in Malawi, impacting schooling, reports Sarah Boseley, amid signs of a growing international crisis….There are 18 tenant families on this tobacco farm in the Kasungu district of Malawi, each living in a straw h