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[Alabama] Hospitals like UAB should not exclude smokers from employment -- it's discriminatory, says report

the problem with smoker bans at healthcare institutions, a trio of professors aver, is that the policies may disproportionately impact lower-skilled and lower-paid staff. The report in the June edition of the Journal of the Association of American Medica
AL.com
added May 21, 2014 14:55
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[Alabama] Smokers hiring bans ignite debate, readers get fired up

A story about a research article making the case that smoking hiring bans are discriminatory sparked a healthy debate with more than 100 comments on AL.com today. Authors, Dr. Stefan Kertesz, an associate professor at UAB and the VA Medical Center, and
AL.com
added May 21, 2014 14:52
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[Alabama] Poll results: Say 'no' to banning e-cigarettes in public places in Orange Beach

Out of 480 votes on an AL.com readers' poll, 308 -- or 64.17 percent -- were against the city modifying its existing smoking ordinance to include "alternative smoking devices," such as hookahs, e-cigarettes or any other electronic device that typically u
AL.com
added May 15, 2014 11:54
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[Alabama] E-cigs giving assist in jails - TimesDaily: Crime

“We’ve been allowing the inmates to purchase the (electronic cigarettes) for 2-3 months, and it is working well,” Mitchell said. “We can already tell a difference in the inmates’ attitudes.” Franklin and Lauderdale counties also have started selling the
Florence (AL) Times Daily
added May 12, 2014 19:30
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[Alabama] Waiting to Exhale: A Exploration Into the E-Cigarette Industry

If you were to take a drive around the wiregrass, you would notice various stores selling electronic cigarettes or e-cigs for short. Trant Bullard has been hooked since his first puff. Bullard smoked for 27 years until he was introduced to vaping and eve
WTVY Channel 4 (Dothan, AL)
added May 7, 2014 21:39
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[Alabama] Are E-Cigarettes Healthier Than Smoking?

Numerous smokers in the Wiregrass area have tried everything from nicorette gum to acupuncture ... After smoking for more than three decades, the co-owner of True Vapor Inc admits that vaping has provided satisfaction, while clearing away all the negativ
WTVY Channel 4 (Dothan, AL)
added May 7, 2014 20:55
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[Alabama] EDITORIAL: OUR VIEW: Tougher smoking ordinance

There's also one especially sticky issue -- the status of Old Havana, a cigar bar that opened last year on Chestnut Street. Banning smoking inside a business whose existence depends on smoking is akin to padlocking the door and posting a "get out of town
Gadsden (AL) Times
added May 6, 2014 08:36
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[Alabama] Mobile City Council open to action preventing any kind of youth smoking

The Mobile City Council, days after a group of youths requested some action against e-cigarette and hookah smoking among teenagers, could look at tightening its ordinances addressing alternative smoking to lighted cigarettes.
AL.com
added Apr 12, 2014 14:39
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Alabama smoking restrictions die in Legislature

failed in the House Health Committee 4-7 Wednesday. ... it was rewritten by the Senate last month to add too many exceptions. The exceptions included bars, private clubs, retail tobacco outlets and electronic cigarettes. Campbell says all employees, incl
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 14, 2014 08:08
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Explosive e-cigarette growth prompts vapor shop business boom across north Alabama (photos) | AL.com

More than 30 e-cigarette shops are currently operating throughout the state, according to VaporSearchUSA.com. Bonnie Herzog, an industry analyst for Wells Fargo Securities, reports e-cigarette retail sales more than doubled last year to $1.7 billion. The
AL.com
added Feb 28, 2014 20:04
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