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[Maryland] Nicotine patch, gum users won't be hired at hospital

Carroll Hospital Center campus has been a no-smoking zone since 1998, but in a decision announced on Thursday, the organization has taken its anti-smoking efforts to a new level: The hospital will no longer hire anyone who uses nicotine in any form — incl
Carroll County (MD) Times
added Sep 28, 2014 06:29

[North Carolina] Blue Cross Medicare HMO options likely to cost more / Premiums higher on replacement plans

thousands of local retirees ages 65 and older, as well as past or current companies affiliated with Reynolds. Many Reynolds workers over the past 30 years had volunteered for early-retirement packages in part because they could stay in the company health
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 27, 2014 14:38

In Many States, Smoking Habits Can Affect Job Potential

e. This practice is allowable under federal law. However, if a person is hired, many states forbid employers from firing the worker after a negative drug test or if the worker becomes a smoker while employed. “For the most part, an employer may ban smokin
Law Firm Newswire
added Sep 26, 2014 12:50

[UK] Labour leader Ed Miliband sparks fight with Bristol tobacco giant

But plans to raise £150 million by taxing tobacco companies' profits drew an angry response from Bristol-based Imperial Tobacco, which employs around 600 people at its headquarters in Ashton Vale.
Bristol Evening Post (uk)
added Sep 24, 2014 18:31

Texas Business Group on Health Reports on Employers' Tobacco Policies

Survey indicates employers are prepared for the Affordable Care Act's tobacco cessation rules
PR Newswire
added Sep 24, 2014 11:02
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[Wisconsin] Workplace rules vary for chewing tobacco, e-cigs

A surge in the popularity of e-cigarettes has prompted Fox Cities municipalities to address workplace policies on the use of tobacco and nicotine products. Appleton, Kaukauna, Menasha and Neenah city employees face a mix of policies and rules governing
Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent
added Sep 17, 2014 14:32

[Ohio] RTA will test for nicotine in employees who volunteer

RTA employees who take a voluntary nicotine-screening test and pass muster as smoke free can reduce their insurance costs starting next year.
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Sep 17, 2014 14:25

[Pennsylvania] Pittsburgh Mercy toughens stance on workers' tobacco use

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will prohibit its employees from using tobacco products of any kind during work shifts effective Feb. 1, 2015.
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Sep 16, 2014 15:43

[New York] MORE CAYUGA CONFLICT: Six Unity Council supporters take over cigarette plant

Unity Council leaders and the faction led by Clint Halftown had agreed several months ago, with the blessing of their lawyers and two judges, to maintain the status quo and not get involved with confrontations or disputes until the leadership dispute can
Finger Lakes (NY) Times
added Sep 16, 2014 04:04

[Europe] Poland ‘can offer economic recipe’ to the EU

not all changes brought by EU membership are necessarily positive for the Polish economy. The last year has witnessed a significant campaign in the Polish media criticizing the new Tobacco Directive. Its introduction threatens the strong tobacco industry
added Sep 14, 2014 11:44
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