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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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[Georgia] Smoking causes fire that kills one at Tucker nursing home

A fire killed a woman in her room at a nursing home in Tucker early Tuesday. According to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office, the deceased has been identified as Laura Barrett, 64. Barrett was a resident of the Meadowbrook Nursing Home on Lawre
WGCL-TV CBS 46 (Atlanta, GA)
added Mar 26, 2013 14:05
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[New Jersey] Replacing cigarette butts with candy wrappers

As part of the 2008 smoking ban legislation, a statewide ban of smoking at all addiction recovery centers in New Jersey will go into effect on Dec. 12, 2012. Private, non-profit Seabrook House (Seabrook, NJ) decided to lunge ahead and make their facilit
Behavioral Healthcare
added Jan 28, 2013 17:50
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[Canada] Sudbury health care workers aim to break smoking culture

CBC News (ca)
added Jan 26, 2013 23:59
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[Singapore] Smoking ban extended to more public areas from Jan 15

This means smokers will not be able to light up at the common areas of all residential buildings, covered linkways and walkways, overhead pedestrian bridges, outdoor compounds of hospitals, as well as within a five-metre radius of bus shelters. The Nati
TODAYonline (sg)
added Jan 11, 2013 09:03
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[Tanzania] Tobacco firm helps Tabora hospital

THE Tanzania Leaf Tobacco Company has donated 20 beds and mattresses worth 7m/- to the Tabora Regional Hospital.The donation is part of the company's corporate social responsibility policy, that focuses on water, education and health.
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Sep 6, 2012 02:03
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