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[Oregon] State senator faces fine for smoking in Capitol

State Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, may face a $500 fine for smoking cigarettes inside his Capitol office. Kruse was sent a warning from the Oregon Health Authority on May 16 saying he may have violated Oregon's Indoor Clean Air Act. On Tuesday, while h
Salem (OR) Statesman-Journal
added May 25, 2016 13:31

Obama administration releases rules on wellness programs

mark a compromise with U.S. businesses that opposed the EEOC's previous stance that providing incentives for voluntary wellness programs rendered them involuntary, and thus illegal...designed to control medical spending by reducing obesity, smoking and ot
added May 19, 2016 16:25

[California] AB-7 Smoking in the workplace.(2015-2016)

expand the prohibition on smoking in a place of employment to include an owner-operated business, as defined. This bill would also eliminate most of the specified exemptions that permit smoking in certain work environments, such as hotel lobbies, bars and
Official California Legislative Information
added May 18, 2016 09:50

[Ireland] Even tougher anti-smoking laws could be on the way

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is committed to tougher anti-smoking laws as Finian McGrath came under fire for his remarks on the workplace smoking ban.
Irish Independent (ie)
added May 17, 2016 14:14

[UK-Scotland] Bullied tour guide at 13th-century Scottish castle who was told to ‘keep it zipped’ and ‘wind her neck in’ after being forced to work in the cold and breathe second-hand smoke wins £40,000 payout

The 49-year-old worker from the Isle of Skye has emphysema and suffered discrimination at the castle in Kyle of Lochalsh...was subjected to second-hand smoke because her manager David Win and a colleague flouted smoking laws and lit up within the grounds.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 16, 2016 17:39

Law would ban e-cigarettes from workplaces in Hungary

The Hungarian government is planning legislation to restrict the usage of electronic cigarettes, banning them from workplaces and playgrounds, Hungary’s Cabinet Chief János Lázár said today, according to reports.
Budapest Business Journal (hu)
added May 12, 2016 15:30

[Switzerland] Swiss school offers staff who don't smoke extra holiday for being good role models

A Swiss school has announced plans to reward its non-smoking staff members with an extra week’s holiday for setting a good example to students. Staff at the Schillingsrain Schulheim institute near Basel, Switzerland, will receive five more days of annua
The Independent (uk)
added May 5, 2016 11:47

With Governor’s Signature, California Raises Tobacco Age to 21, Enacts Other Measures to Reduce Tobacco Use

By increasing the tobacco age to 21, the nation’s largest state provides incredible momentum to similar efforts nationwide. The state of Hawaii and at least 145 localities in 10 states previously raised the tobacco age to 21 (PDF), including New York Cit
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 5, 2016 10:26

[Iowa] Law column: Some tips on handling smoking in the workplace

First, an employer can ban smoking entirely on its own property. An Iowa employer does not have to provide smoking breaks, smoking areas or any accommodations for smokers. Second, it is legal for employers to charge employees more for health insurance b
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Apr 30, 2016 18:56
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[Canada] Peel Region poised to ban waterpipe smoking in public places

Peel Region is poised to join Toronto and other cities... Recommendations to enact a bylaw prohibiting the use of waterpipes or hookahs “in enclosed public places, enclosed workplaces and specified outdoor places” are scheduled to be presented at the Apr
Sachem and Glanbrook Gazette
added Apr 26, 2016 13:30
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