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1 October 2019 by ideaspy_09

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Clever legislation stops branding on cigarette packets
Australia led the world in mandating plain packaging for tobacco in 2012. It also requires warnings on packs. The warning on the side of this pack says "The toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke can go everywhere that your blood flows, causing harm all over your body". This year the British Medical Journal published results of separate studies on the impact of plain packaging on the public indicating the laws were producing positive health outcomes.
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood

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Whistleblower protection to include reports of sexual harassment
The Danish Government has submitted a draft bill to negotiate and enact laws to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workp
20 March 2021 by Lynn Wood

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Winning the war on drugs by treating it as a health issue
Portugal decriminalised the use of all drugs in 2001. Possession and use of small quantities of these drugs was treated as a public health issue, not a criminal one. The drugs were still illegal but now getting caught with them meant a small fine and maybe a referral to a treatment program, not jail time and a criminal record. Drug-induced deaths have decreased steeply since then. Portugal's drug mortality rate is now the lowest in Western Europe, one-tenth the rate of Britain or Denmark, and about one-fiftieth the latest number for the U.S.https://mic.com/articles/110344/14-years-after-portugal-decriminalized-all-drugs-here-s-what-s-happening
10 October 2017 by idea-2

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A tax on sugary drinks to improve health
New modelling in a study published in the latest Nutrients journal shows a 30 per cent reduction in kilojoules in all sugar-sweete
15 October 2017 by lynnwood

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The "H" characteristics to be a good non-executive director
I was recently told that a board was looking for a person as a NED based on these 4 "H" characteristics which make a lot of sense to me. They should be Honest, Hardworking, Humble and have a sense of Humour!
7 August 2018 by lynnwood