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[Pennsylvania] To hire or not to hire smokers? A medical journal faceoff

In dueling commentaries in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, top ethicists and behavioral economists debate the growing trend toward policies that ban the hiring of smokers - most recently by their own employer, the University of Pennsylva
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Mar 28, 2013 12:26

[Pennsylvania] The Ethics of Not Hiring Smokers

focus on whether candidates meet the job requirements; then they should provide genuine support to employees who wish to quit smoking. And health care organizations in particular should show compassion for their workers. This approach may even be a win–wi
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Mar 28, 2013 12:36

[Louisiana] LETTER: Smoking in bars is toxic to musicians, other workers: Letter

Louisiana is one of the few remaining states that allow smoking in bars. Employees at these establishments, including bartenders and musicians, have no choice but to breathe toxic air while at work. According to Rep. Frank Hoffman of West Monroe, "Second
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Mar 27, 2013 15:01

[Europe] MEPs vote on supporting redundant tobacco workers

MEPs in the European Parliament's Budget Committee are to vote this afternoon on providing €3.9 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 270 workers made redundant by Austria Tabak GmbH and by 14 suppliers and downstream produ
New Europe
added Mar 26, 2013 13:52

[Maine] Chewing tobacco on the job now forbidden for Cape Elizabeth town workers

Chewing tobacco is now outlawed for town employees during work, after complaints it is a "filthy, vile habit." Under the ban, town employees can no longer chew tobacco in town-owned vehicles or buildings. Visitors are also barred from chewing in town bui
Falmouth (ME) Forecaster
added Mar 14, 2013 06:56

[Uae: Dubai] One cigarette butt kills farm worker in Dubai

An Asian farm worker died of suffocation in a fire that was caused by throwing of a burning cigarette butt by one of his colleagues in Dubai.
Emirates 24|7 (ae)
added Feb 17, 2013 14:21

[Greece] Tobacco Art Masterpiece Returns to Thessaloniki

The Cultivation of Tobacco, the monumental artwork created in 1960 by one of the greatest Greek engravers Tassos (Anastasios Alevizos) and his wife, also an engraver, Loukia Maggiorou, is returning to Stavroupouli in Thessaloniki. The Greek masterpiece
Greek Reporter
added Feb 10, 2013 21:26

[Macau] Casino workers call for strict smoking-ban enforcement

A casino workers’ group met with Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) director Wong Chi Hong yesterday, during which they asked for stricter enforcement efforts on the smoking-ban imposed on all casinos from the beginning of this year, and to give double or triple
Macau Daily Times (mo)
added Feb 8, 2013 12:38

[UK-Scotland] Revealed: £220m of public sector pensions tied to tobacco and arms manufacturers

SCOTLAND'S public-sector workers are unwittingly pouring hundreds of millions of pounds through their pensions into funding cigarette manufacturers and companies dealing in arms.
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jan 28, 2013 17:36

[Utah] Ridley's goes tobacco-free for employees

Ridley's Family Market implemented a new tobacco-free worksite policy at the first of the year that does not allow employees to smoke on the premises.
The Daily Universe (BYU)
added Jan 15, 2013 15:35
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