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[North Carolina] VIDEO: Major employers add e-cigarettes to no-tobacco policies

Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity among smokers, but not all employers are on board with the idea. More and more companies are creating policies for using the smoking alternative at work. E-cigarettes are not allowed anywhere at New Hanover R
WECT 6 WILMINGTON (NC)
added May 9, 2013 20:52
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CAPLAN: Barring smokers from hospital jobs unfair

Arthur Caplan says some hospitals are declining to hire smokers. But the move doesn't pass the ethical smell test.
CNN
added Mar 1, 2013 12:02
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[Canada] Some smokers continue to break rules at HSC

Eastern Health has been finding it difficult to enforce no-smoking rules, and cancer patients say stubborn smokers are being disrespectful. One suggests tickets for smokers who insist on lighting up near doors. Patients coming in and out of the Dr. H. Bli
St. John's (Nfl) Telegram (ca)
added Jul 13, 2016 18:31
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[Canada] Smoke-Free Ontario Act

The Ministry is proposing several amendments to Ontario Regulation 48/06 that relate to recent amendments to the SFOA, specifically regarding: • Flavoured Tobacco Sales Prohibition • Hospitals and Provincial Government Buildings • Automatic Prohibition
Ontario, Canada (ca)
added Jul 14, 2015 20:36
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[Asia] China Prepares for Bigger Smoking Crackdown With Fines

China is considering fining smokers who light up indoors as much as 500 yuan ($81) and penalizing operators who don’t stop them, a sign of rising political willingness to curb an industry that brings in billions in tax revenue.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 26, 2014 16:37
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[Pennsylvania] No-nicotine policy ignites debate: What are your thoughts?

WellSpan Health's announcement that as of Jan. 1 it will no longer hire smokers or nicotine users set off a burning debate among PennLive commenters. Many see the move as an erosion of personal freedom and wonder where it will end.
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Aug 20, 2014 12:06
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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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[New York] Syracuse hospital bans e-cigarettes after patient on oxygen catches fire while using one

A Syracuse hospital is warning patients not to use electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen caught fire while puffing on one of the devices. Joe Galloway, a Syracuse Fire Department investigator, said the cause of the March 22 fire at St. Joseph'
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Apr 22, 2014 11:06
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[New York] Smoking banned for Nursing Home staff

Franklin County Nursing Home employees will not be allowed to smoke on facility grounds after Oct. 29 unless state health officials say otherwise. A new state law that takes effect in less than two weeks bans smoking on the grounds of general hospitals a
Plattsburgh (NY) Press-Republican
added Oct 20, 2013 20:00
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UBEL: Denying Jobs To Smokers Is Bad Policy

Is it refusing to hire people who fail to exercise five hours a week? Of course not. It is picking on smokers, and I have yet to see a justifiable rationale for this policy.
Forbes
added Aug 30, 2013 12:45
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