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[Minnesota] Is a "no smokers" hiring policy unethical?

Minnesota is one of 29 states that makes it illegal to refuse to hire someone because they smoke. The American Lung Association opposes this law and takes the position that it elevates "smokers to a protected class."
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Apr 18, 2013 17:03

[Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Wisconsin] COSGROVE: Smoking in Oklahoma: Five states that have gone smoke-free

I was curious about other states that have made similar efforts. So, here’s a list of five states that have recently gone “smoke-free” in some regard.
The Oklahoman
added Feb 21, 2013 17:19

R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Petitioner, v. JAN GROSSMAN, Respondent: On Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari To The Florida District Court Of Appeal For The Fourth District

When there is no way to tell whether a prior jury found particular facts against a party, does due process permit those facts to be conclusively presumed against that party in subsequent litigation?
Jones Day
added Mar 18, 2018 02:35

Michigan bills that would ban minors from buying e-cigs cause concern

Keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors is the intent, but some fear that a package of three bills awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature could establish the vapor-making cigarette alternative as something other than a tobacco product. And that, i
Detroit (MI) Free Press
added Jul 1, 2014 18:45

[South Carolina] Bryant smoking bill snuffed out

State Sen. Kevin Bryant’s effort to give employers the right to refuse to hire and even to fire smokers was snuffed out Wednesday. A Senate subcommittee that is led by Bryant voted to delay taking any action on his bill, effectively killing it.
Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail
added Apr 11, 2013 12:53

[Oklahoma] Smokefree Policies and Local Rights (PDF)

Implementation of smokefree environments is an evidence-based strategy that can be used by local governments interested in addressing the impact of tobacco on their community. Scientific evidence shows that:  Smokefree policies protect nonsmokers
Don't Smoke on Me (OK Gov. Mary Fallin site)
added Feb 19, 2013 20:39

[California, Illinois, New York] E-Cig Makers Get Stricter-Warning Label Suit Dismissed ($$)

finding all but one of the state law claims preempted by recent [FDA] guidance. A group of five consumers hailing from California, Illinois and New York accused Lorillard Tobacco Co., Reynolds American Inc., Fontem US Inc. and others...BLU
added Nov 2, 2016 07:25

Missouri Veto Lays Bare Growing Debate Over Electronic Cigarettes

But Nixon said the issue wasn’t quite that simple. In a letter to the secretary of state, the governor said he would support a straight ban for minors but could not accept parts of the bill that would have prevented e-cigarettes from being regulated like
KCUR 89.3 FM (Kansas City, MO)
added Aug 19, 2014 07:17

Scott Wexler

1997 Jan 7: Report for Philip Morris, says: Without question, Wexler and the Empire State Restaurant & Tavern Association are the Program's strongest allies in New York. Whatever opportunity is presented to the association, they make the most of it. Wex
added Jul 22, 2013 05:56

[Florida] Lauderhill's smoking ban goes up in smoke

A proposed smoking ban in city parks was snuffed out last week after officials realized they would be violating state law. "You don't want to start trying to enforce an ordinance that's not lawful," City Attorney Earl Hall said.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jul 15, 2013 17:43
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