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Likelihood of Unemployed Smokers vs Nonsmokers Attaining Reemployment in a One-Year Observational Study

Smokers had a lower likelihood of reemployment at 1 year and were paid significantly less than nonsmokers when reemployed. Treatment of tobacco use in unemployment service settings is worth testing for increasing reemployment success and financial well-be
Archives of Internal Medicine
added Apr 11, 2016 17:58
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Besides Your Lungs, Smoking May Harm Your Job Prospects, Paycheck / Income difference works out to more than $8,000 annually, study finds

It's unclear why smokers might face a penalty on the job front, and factors other than smoking could explain the difference, the study authors said. However, smoking is tied to higher health care costs, down time and sick days, according to background n
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 11, 2016 17:57
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[California] Smokers have harder time getting jobs, study finds

A one-year longitudinal study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine strongly suggests that smokers remain unemployed longer than nonsmokers. And when smokers do find jobs, they earn substantially less than nonsmokers.
Stanford University School of Medicine
added Apr 11, 2016 17:56
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Cigarette smoking could burn your job prospects

"There's been good knowledge of the harms of smoking in terms of health, but it's also important to appreciate the fiscal harms of tobacco use," lead study author Judith Prochaska, PhD, MPH, an associate professor of medicine at the Stanford University S
CBS
added Apr 11, 2016 17:53
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calpers bet on big tobacco is bad economics for california industry and influences

In the past 15 years, smoking has added an estimated $200 billion in health care costs in the state, while costing California businesses $10.35 billion in lost productivity. Smoking adds $3.58 billion every year to the combined state and federal Medicaid
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 9, 2016 18:23
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[Canada] A $4.9 Billion Decrease in Health Care Expenditure: The Ten-Year Impact of Improving Smoking, Alcohol, Diet and Physical Activity in Ontario (PDF)

current heavy smokers (one or more packs of cigarettes per day) had the highest level of health care costs followed by former heavy smokers, light smokers, former light smokers and non-smokers. The three other risk factors—alcohol, diet and physical
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Services (ICES)
added Apr 7, 2016 21:20
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[Canada] Unhealthy behaviours, socioeconomic barriers contribute to 37 per cent of Ontario’s health care costs: report

The authors say that for every $1 increase in health costs attributed to Ontario’s aging demographic, the province has achieved savings in the range of 20 cents by reducing Ontarian’s unhealthy behaviours such as smoking, unhealthy alcohol consumption, p
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Services (ICES)
added Apr 7, 2016 21:16
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[New York] The Butt of the Problem: Calls for Change in Battling Cigarette Litter

The prevailing strategy — organizing local clean ups, putting out ash receptacles in public areas and having city governments pay for storing cigarette butts in landfills — is not effective, according to Dr. Clifton Curtis, president and CEO of the Cigar
NBCNew York.com
added Apr 4, 2016 23:37
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[California] CalPERS rethinks ban on tobacco stocks

CalPERS is considering ending its 15-year-old ban on tobacco company investments after a consultant said the ban has cost the pension fund roughly $3 billion in lost profits. The reconsideration of CalPERS’ tobacco prohibition comes as part of a broader
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Apr 4, 2016 19:04
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[Louisiana] Smoke-free EBR coalition has spent roughly $300K in advertising to push for full smoking ban

In the six months since it began campaigning to make East Baton Rouge Parish completely smoke-free, the Smoke-free EBR coalition has spent roughly $300,000 on a media campaign to educate residents about the dangers of secondhand smoke, coalition member L
Baton Rouge (LA) Business Report
added Apr 4, 2016 17:56
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