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[New Jersey] MULLANE: Blowback over smoking

A series of searing scoldings saturates my crowded correspondence from readers displeased with my criticism of an area hospital that won’t hire smokers. “You stink, like smokers,” said a disgusted woman. It was downhill from there. The blowback was so sw
Burlington County (NJ) Times
added Jul 22, 2014 13:05

[Pennsylvania] Why companies control smokers ($$)

a local hospital will no longer hire people who test positive for nicotine addiction, aka, smokers. The reason for this, a hospital spokesperson said, is to trim employee insurance costs, “improve” the health profile of its staff, and keep the guiding spi
Bucks County (PA) Courier Times
added Jul 18, 2014 18:30
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[UK] Smoking and its treatment in addiction services: Clients' and staff behaviour and attitudes

A large unmet clinical need is evident with a widespread failure to deliver smoking cessation interventions to an extraordinarily high prevalence population of smokers in addiction services. This is despite the majority of smokers reporting motivation to
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Jul 15, 2014 16:22
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Southern Health Trust ban use of e-cigarettes

The use of e-cigarettes are to be banned from all local hospitals and Southern Trust properties. The Southern Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy (2008) which applies to all staff, patients, visitors and contractors. The policy was revised recently to i
Tyrone Times (uk)
added Jul 15, 2014 11:03
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[Pennsylvania] LETTER: UPMC goes too far with its anti-smoking policy for workers

My question to UPMC is this: Since when can an employer tell an "employee" what he or she is permitted to do on a lunch break or while traveling to his or her job (it will be difficult for employees to smoke en route to work because of repercussions if t
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Jul 15, 2014 04:31

BLOOM: Maryland Hospital Bans Employees From Smoking Anywhere On Earth

“This is not a public health policy. It is a moral crusade,” said Community Health Sciences Professor Dr. Michael Siegel. “If it were a public health policy based on some sort of health principles, then it certainly would not penalize ex-smokers who quit
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Jul 9, 2014 19:30

In Maryland, smoking could cost you job

Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center — whether as a surgeon or security guard — will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is legal in Maryland
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Jul 5, 2014 22:46

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Up in smoke: UPMC takes the right course on tobacco

Health care workers in all capacities are part of an enterprise committed to helping people maintain their health or improve it. In banning smoking by all of its personnel, UPMC is demonstrating adherence to its core mission.
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Jul 4, 2014 13:03

[Pennsylvania] UPMC snuffs out smoking under new employee policy

UPMC says it isn’‍‍‍t blowing smoke with a new policy banning all personnel — volunteers, contractors, students, medical and support staff — from using tobacco products throughout their shifts, on and off all UPMC properties. The policy went into effect
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Jul 3, 2014 04:40

[Pennsylvania] 62,000 UPMC employees have 'work day' smoking ban

62,000 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees can no longer take smoking breaks or otherwise use tobacco during the work day. UPMC previously made its hospitals and campuses smoke-free in 2007, though workers could leave the grounds and buildi
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 1, 2014 11:27
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