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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.
Reuters
added Jun 29, 2013 11:00
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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
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[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
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Estimating the cost of a smoking employee

Conclusions Employees who smoke impose significant excess costs on private employers. The results of this study may help inform employer decisions about tobacco-related policies.
Tobacco Control
added Jun 17, 2013 14:35
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[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
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Estimating the cost of a smoking employee

Employees who smoke impose significant excess costs on private employers. The results of this study may help inform employer decisions about tobacco-related policies.
Tobacco Control
added Jun 4, 2013 00:06
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Study: Companies Pay Almost $6,000 Extra Per Year for Each Employee Who Smokes

By drawing on previous research on the costs of absenteeism, lost productivity, smoke breaks and health care costs, the researchers developed an estimate that each employee who smokes costs an employer an average of $5,816 annually above the cost of a pe
Ohio State University
added Jun 4, 2013 00:05
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Companies pay almost $6,000 extra per year for each employee who smokes

By drawing on previous research on the costs of absenteeism, lost productivity, smoke breaks and health care costs, the researchers developed an estimate that each employee who smokes costs an employer an average of $5,816 annually above the cost of a pe
ScienceDaily
added Jun 4, 2013 00:03
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[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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Smoking employees cost $6,000 a year more, study finds

Smokers cost their employers nearly $6,000 a year more than staff who don’t smoke, researchers said on Monday in what they say is the first comprehensive look at the issue. And in what some might see as a dark twist, they’ve taken into account any saving
NBC News
added Jun 3, 2013 23:52
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