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[UK-Scotland] NHS Lothian in hospital cigarettes blitz ($$)

SMOKING BLITZ ... hospital workers have been warned they face the sack if they¿re caught smoking outside Edinburgh Royal Infirmary / Almost 550 cleaning and maintenance staff have been warned by employer Balfour Beatty Workplace
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Sep 17, 2013 11:48
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[Alabama] Donald E Williamson Protect our workers from secondhand smoke

As state health officer, I applaud the progress that has been made in reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and encourage communities to continue to expand protections to nonsmokers.
Anniston (AL) Star
added Sep 15, 2013 10:15
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[Florida] Anti-nicotine hiring policy extends beyond smokers

Florida Watchdog contacted BCBS of Florida multiple times for information regarding tobacco use and whether the insurance company differentiates between tobacco products when determining premium rates. Though it failed to answer our questions, it did fo
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Sep 11, 2013 14:41
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LETTER: Indiana's smoke-free law should include casinos

we cannot afford public prevarication. We owe it to casino employees and others involuntarily trapped in these environments to press for more legislative action as soon as possible.
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Sep 8, 2013 16:19
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TPP's effect on tobacco, trade deficits is reason enough to stop deal

Obama administration is backing away from tobacco tariffs that would keep cigarette costs high and reduce the health risks of smoking. Public health officials are rightfully angry. The Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health noted that instead of
Teamster Nation (blog)
added Sep 6, 2013 13:33
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[Connecticut] Casino smoking an issue with Foxwoods workers

As table game dealers vote on a proposed union contract with Foxwoods in September 2013, smoking in the giant entertainment complex is an issue. Because Indian sovereignty prevails, state law banning indoor smoking in most Connecticut businesses does not
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 3, 2013 00:34
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[UK] Luton council bans employees and councillors from smoking during working hours

The new Smoke Free guidelines, which will come into force in October 2014, will also prevent elected members and employees from lighting up while they are out on council business. In addition, new recruits will be required to comply upon commencement of
Luton & Dunstable Express (uk)
added Sep 2, 2013 12:27
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[UK, USA] Could quitting smoking really lead workers to a higher salary?

Does the act of quitting itself bring out the best in people, giving a confidence boost which makes employees more assertive, determined and driven? Or does it work the other way around? Are people who possess these qualities simply more likely to be the
Metro Café (uk)
added Sep 2, 2013 12:26
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[UK] Electronic cigarette ban for University Hospital of North Staffordshire workers

A HOSPITAL has banned staff from using electronic cigarettes in the grounds - even though they are helping them quit smoking. Workers are being ordered to leave the University Hospital of North Staffordshire site in their breaks to 'light up' the device
Stoke Sentinel (This Is Staffordshire) (uk)
added Sep 1, 2013 03:23
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AHRENS: Montana Opinion: Smoke shacks harm workers

Given the facts, one has to wonder why a select few Great Falls casino owners want to continue to risk the lives of their workers -- and their customers -- by building smoking huts attached to their casinos. All who are in them, and anyone in adjoining r
Great Falls (MT) Tribune
added Sep 1, 2013 02:50
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