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Strategies to Tackle Workplace Tobacco Use

CDC Foundation also notes that workplaces, where smoking is allowed, spend an average of $728 more per 1,000 square feet each year in maintenance costs than smoke-free workplaces. This translates to a total cost of $9,000 to $14,000 annually since most U
Corporate Wellness Magazine
added May 24, 2018 07:14
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E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

Do electronic cigarettes help people quit? In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit. Critics of the study sa
AP - Associated Press
added May 24, 2018 15:54
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E-Cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit, But Cash Might

Vaping has been touted as a way to help smokers quit, but new research finds e-cigarettes and free nicotine replacement products barely move the motivation needle. "As best we know right now, the most effective tool to help all smokers stop is to pay the
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2018 15:29
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For Smoking Cessation, Money Whispers Louder than Nicotine Replacement

smokers offered up to $600 to remain tobacco-free for 6 months were significantly more successful than those given free access to conventional cessation aids or to e-cigarettes. But in absolute terms, the efforts were all wildly unsuccessful..."offering
MedPage Today
added May 24, 2018 15:06
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Money a better motivator to stop smoking than free e-cigs or quit aids

Providing free electronic cigarettes or other stop-smoking products to employees to get them to give up real cigarettes is less effective than the threat of taking away a cash reward for quitting, according to a new study that weighs the effectiveness of
Reuters
added May 24, 2018 15:02
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The Health Risks Of A Toxic Workplace

“Many of the workplace exposures are as harmful to people as secondhand smoke in terms of their effects on self-reported physical health, mental health, having a physician-diagnosed illness, and mortality,” says Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor of organizati
WGBH (Boston, MA)
added May 21, 2018 23:44
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[North Carolina] Court: City doesn’t owe worker hurt while smoking on break

A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals said Larry Brooks’ fall in 2015... “He chose to purchase an e-cigarette, return to the truck, smoke the cigarette, and ultimately step outside of the truck to get fresh air,” the ruling says. “No
AP - Associated Press
added May 16, 2018 19:57
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[North Carolina] LARRY BROOKS, Employee, Plaintiff v. CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM (PDF)

went into the gas station to purchase cigarettes. When he returned to the truck, he inhaled an e-cigarette, began coughing, stepped out of his truck, passed out, and fell on the cement curb. While admittedly Brooks would not have been at the gas station b
North Carolina Courts System
added May 16, 2018 19:57
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The Child Labor in Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Fields

HRW researcher Margaret Wurth tells The Nation that “if authorities want tobacco to be central to the economy, to be a pillar of the country’s economic recovery, they need to make sure that the workers and the small-scale farmers sustaining the industry
The Nation
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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ILO eyes decision on tobacco ties by year-end

The ILO has been taking money from Big Tobacco, the only UN agency to do so The International Labour Organization chief said Tuesday he hoped the UN body would resolve the controversial issue of whether to cut ties with the tobacco industry by the end of
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added May 9, 2018 18:30
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