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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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[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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[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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[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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[California] Enloe Medical Center to go tobacco-free at all locations

CHICO -- Starting Thursday, tobacco will no longer be allowed on any Enloe Medical Center property, whether the main campus, specialized treatment centers or outpatient services.
Oroville (CA) Mercury-Register
added Feb 18, 2013 06:33
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Smoking Cessation After Acute Myocardial Infarction⁎⁎

In conclusion, the standard of care for managing patients after myocardial infarction should include not only blood pressure and lipid management but also smoking cessation. At present, the quit rates for smokers after myocardial infarction are higher th
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
added Feb 16, 2013 21:00
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[Michigan] Bupropion failed to halt smoking in hospitalized acute MI patients

Bupropion immediately after a hospitalized acute MI was well tolerated and safe, but not effective in helping patients quit smoking, according to study findings published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Healio.com
added Feb 16, 2013 20:58
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[UK] Carstairs patient sues for £3,000 over smoking ban

A DANGEROUS mental patient has launched legal action to overturn a smoking ban, claiming it breaches his human rights.
The [London, UK] Express
added Feb 15, 2013 08:28
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