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[Massachusetts] Westfield senior housing fire caused by cigarette smoking in vicinity of home oxygen system

A fire at General Shepard Apartments that took the life of 72-year-old resident Margaret A. Lunden was started by a cigarette smoking in the presence of a home oxygen system, state Fire Marshal Steven D. Coan said.
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Feb 27, 2013 18:34
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[Pennsylvania] Penn Puts Hiring Ban on Smokers

The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) will stop hiring people who use nicotine at its Pennsylvania locations beginning July 1.
MedPage Today
added Feb 26, 2013 09:13
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Greece Says Smoking Ban To Start

The newspaper Kathimerini said that the Health Ministry’s General Secretary, Christina Papanikolaou has issued a circular calling for the intensification of checks at schools, hospitals, restaurants, bars and nightclubs by inspectors in charge of the imp
Greek Reporter
added Feb 23, 2013 22:03
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The changing winds on outdoor smoke-free policies in Maine

Successful implementation of smoke-free regulations requires education and the provision of smoking-cessation tools to those who need them.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Feb 23, 2013 19:08
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[Pennsylvania] U Penn's head of smoking treatment says no-hire rule for smokers is 'regressive'

Dr. Frank Leone, director of Penn's Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program, doesn't think it will improve health or cut down on healthcare costs.
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Feb 21, 2013 19:07
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[Pennsylvania] Philadelphia Inquirer (blog) From the medical side, arguing for smokers' rights

The problem is that these policies are inherently discriminatory (and, as a result, have been prohibited by 29 states, including New Jersey, and the District of Columbia). What is it about someone smoking at home that makes him or her less worthy of empl
Philly blogs
added Feb 21, 2013 10:30
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[New Jersey, Pennsylvania] Penn Medicine decision not to hire smokers part of a controversial trend

Penn Medicine's decision to hire only nonsmokers starting July 1 is part of a slow-moving trend that goes back decades and that is still controversial even among public health workers, who often see tobacco as enemy No. 1. "I'd be much more enthusiastic
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Feb 21, 2013 10:27
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[Nevada] New law would allow hospitals to discriminate against hiring smokers

Currently, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a worker because they smoke tobacco, but soon hospitals and other medical facilities may legally discriminate on that fact alone. "Yeah, I pretty much agree with that, because smoking is b
KTNV-TV ABC 13 (Las Vegas, NV)
added Feb 21, 2013 11:32
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[New Jersey, Pennsylvania] UPenn health system to stop hiring tobacco users, except at NJ facilities

The University of Pennsylvania's health system says that beginning this summer people who use tobacco products will no longer be hired. A notice on the Philadelphia-based health system website's career page says that as of July 1, the system will cease
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 19, 2013 19:20
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[UK] Cigarette starts Harrogate blaze

Pensioners in sheltered housing had a lucky escape after a fire broke out at Montpellier Court today.
Harrogate Advertiser (uk)
added Feb 18, 2013 07:13
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