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[UK] Smoking laws cuts hospital admissions in asthma kids

Smoke-free laws in England have resulted in a significant decrease in hospital admissions for asthma in children age 14 and younger. This is according to researchers who studied children's hospitalisation rates for asthma after the implementation of smo
Health-E (za)
added Mar 5, 2013 18:01
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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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[Florida] Orlando Health to start tobacco-free hiring policy

Smokers need not apply. That's the word from Orlando Health, which announced this evening that it will start a tobacco-free hiring policy at seven of its hospitals starting in April. The move is part of a controversial nationwide trend, in which hospita
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Mar 2, 2013 01:40
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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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