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[Florida] Baptist, Sacred Heart hospitals to stop hiring tobacco users Jan. 1

the new policy expands the scope of the ban, ensuring that newly hired employees of the hospital and hospital-owned clinics and other facilities don't use tobacco off the job, whether they're doctors, secretaries or janitors.
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Jul 14, 2013 10:46

[Missouri] A Bad Smoke Break: Stringent Documentation of Work Rules Defends Against Unemployment Claims

One day, he disappeared during dinner service and was found 20 minutes later smoking and talking on his cell phone in the parking lot. He was fire ... the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the employer, it was a time-consuming and expensive und
National Law Review
added Jul 13, 2013 22:07

[Australia] Fears for non-smoking workers

The state government has refused to address claims that staff exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke at James Packer's proposed casino at Barangaroo will be risking their health. Anti-smoking groups on Monday criticised the government's conditional appr
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 9, 2013 05:34

Hard Labor in Nepal's Brick Factories

’s not uncommon to see a 9-year-old unwinding with a glass of strong rice wine and a cigarette, shortly after setting down a load that weighs more than he does.
New York Times Blogs
added Jul 8, 2013 09:17

[Taiwan] Company should be punished for promoting smoking: groups

The John Tung Foundation, the Consumers' Foundation and the Homemakers United Foundation issued the appeal at a news conference after learning about several cases the previous week in which an unnamed tobacco company held a competition that required toba
Focus Taiwan
added Jul 4, 2013 16:46

Pennsylvania hospitals' ban on hiring smokers prompts debate

With just days to go before two of the city's most prestigious hospitals refuse to hire smokers, the ban has relit a debate about the wisdom of regulating workers' behavior away from the workplace.
added Jun 29, 2013 11:00

GSP Suspension for Bangladesh: A Step Forward for Workers’ Rights and Public Health

ILRF lauds the US Government’s decision today to suspend Bangladesh from the Generalized System of Preferences trade program ... the tobacco industry was the largest beneficiary of Bangladesh’s GSP program, accounting for over $11 million in tobacco expor
International Labor Rights Forum
added Jun 28, 2013 15:26

[Canada] Company smoking bans could help employees butt out

Smoking bans on all company property both indoors and outdoors should be a visible part of a comprehensive non-smoking policy in Canadian workplaces, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report. Additional measures, such as smoking cessation prog
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Jun 18, 2013 11:03

[UK] More evidence needed on claims made for e-cigarettes, says TUC

UC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: 'E-cigarettes may be a useful tool in helping smokers give up but we need proper evidence that this is actually the case, as well as more on their safety - not just statements from the companies which manufacture
Trades Union Congress (TUC) (uk)
added Jun 14, 2013 19:44

[UK, USA] £4,000 a year: The cost to employers of smokers' cigarette breaks, illness cover and health care costs

Smokers cost £4,000 a year more to employ than non-smokers, a study has claimed. ... According to NICE, it is not unlawful for UK employers to advertise jobs as only available to non-smokers, and employers can deduct time spent smoking at work and not e
The Independent (uk)
added Jun 3, 2013 23:56
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