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[Massachusetts] Raising legal age in Wayland for tobacco sales

Wayland will have more stringent regulations on the sale of tobacco and nicotine delivery products, as well as smoking in workplaces and public spaces, starting Jan. 1, following unanimous approval by the Board of Health on Monday night.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:07

[Florida] STEIN: Should firefighters be allowed to smoke while off-duty?

Apparently there is a ban in place that forbids firefighters from smoking, not only when they are working but when they are off-duty. The firefighters union is fighting this. And I don’t blame them.
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Sep 30, 2014 14:43

E-cigarettes in the workplace: A cigarette by any other name?

employers need to monitor their state and local legislatures for regulations governing the use of e-cigarettes. A conservative strategy of extending any ban (or restriction) on smoking to include e-cigarettes may ensure compliance with municipal regulatio
BLR - Business and Legal Reports
added Sep 30, 2014 05:30

In Many States, Smoking Habits Can Affect Job Potential

e. This practice is allowable under federal law. However, if a person is hired, many states forbid employers from firing the worker after a negative drug test or if the worker becomes a smoker while employed. “For the most part, an employer may ban smokin
Law Firm Newswire
added Sep 26, 2014 12:50

Texas Business Group on Health Reports on Employers' Tobacco Policies

Survey indicates employers are prepared for the Affordable Care Act's tobacco cessation rules
PR Newswire
added Sep 24, 2014 11:02

[North Carolina] Amazon's new Baltimore warehouse has outdoor cages for smokers

When Duke Realty Corp. leasing broker Matthew Bremner drove up to the new 1 million-square-foot warehouse his company has built for Amazon Inc., he couldn't figure out why there were two huge fenced-in areas jutting off the back side of the building.
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added Sep 23, 2014 14:15

[UK] E-cigarettes light up potential issues for employers

A policy that bans e-cigarettes in the same way as nicotine cigarettes has already been adopted by some of the UK’s largest employers. The advantages of a complete prohibition may be: A policy that is easier to enforce and avoids any misunderstanding –
Bdaily Ltd (Business News Network) (uk)
added Sep 23, 2014 14:12

[Kentucky] New Study Finds Caldwell Indoor Air Quality Poor

county workplaces have a high level of fine particle air pollution from secondhand smoke, 1.6 times higher than the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for outdoor air. The air pollution was also 2.8 times higher than Georgetown and 3.1 times higher th
WKMS 91.3 FM (Murray, KY)
added Sep 23, 2014 05:10

[New York] Doctor fired employee for smoking at home: suit

A Brooklyn woman claims she was fired from her job in a doctor’s office after one of the physicians saw a picture on Instagram of her lighting up, according to a lawsuit. Philipa Quito, 36, says her bosses at Doc Care, a medical office in Ridgewood, Quee
New York Post
added Sep 21, 2014 05:32

[Florida] Shaq Flouts Doral's Smoking Ban, Gets Cop Job Despite Hookah Habit

This time, Shaq is flouting Doral's strict rule against hiring anyone who smokes tobacco. It seems Shaq Fu enjoys a hookah now and again -- and the city says it will let him join the force anyway...."Since he's an unpaid employee, it doesn't apply to him.
Miami New Times blogs
added Sep 20, 2014 13:06
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