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[Canada] ‘We drink. We swear. We don’t f—ing smoke’: Firm’s ban on hiring smokers leaves people asking ‘Who’s next?’

At Momentous Corp., they don’t track vacation or sick days. Staffers can bring their dogs in to the office. The Ottawa Internet firm takes pride in being different, as evidenced by its website, where you will find, in large letters: “We drink. We swear.
National Post (ca)
added Apr 8, 2013 10:55
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[Zimbabwe] BAT trustees notarise deed

TRUSTEES of the British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Tobacco Empowerment Trust yesterday notarised the deed of trust formalising the operations of the empowerment vehicle that will benefit thousands of tobacco growers, particularly women and the youth.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Apr 1, 2013 09:10
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Hiring Bans on Smokers Still Controversial

Healthcare facilities that won't hire smokers may produce better health outcomes overall, but do they challenge medicine's basic tenet to care for all individuals? That was the quandary posed by two opposing Perspective articles online in the New Englan
MedPage Today
added Mar 29, 2013 10:43
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HAMBLIN: Smokers Still Potentially Employable

Companies in 21 U.S. states can and do categorically refuse to hire people who smoke tobacco. Leading bioethicists today agreed with a majority of Americans that this is unethical.
The Atlantic Monthly
added Mar 28, 2013 16:39
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[California, Ohio] Do companies that refuse to hire smokers help them or harm them?

Two essays in the New England Journal of Medicine debate whether this trend is ultimately good or bad for smokers
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 28, 2013 12:44
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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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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