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[West Virginia] Up in smoke: businesses, officials are realizing the true cost of their workers' unhealthy habits

West Virginia is a chronically ill state. Its numbers outpace the nation's in terms of chronic conditions. Its residents are not reaching their full potential. To use one common saying, it's not personal — it's business. Each person's sick days, physica
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 20:17
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[West Virginia] State says tobacco use costs employers dearly

Each employee who uses tobacco products directly impacts a business' bottom line by $4,700, according to a memo to business owners by the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention. The one-page fact sheet says:
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 20:09

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work? Usually Not

Some programs offer a carrot, like discounts on health insurance to employees who complete health-risk assessments. Others use a stick, penalizing poor performance, or charging people more for smoking or having a high body mass index, for example.
New York Times
added Sep 11, 2014 11:25

A History of Smoking Bans in Massachusetts

Here is a list of notable efforts to curb smoking in the Bay State: July 2004: Smoking was banned in workplaces, restaurants and bars. The law went into effect on July 5, 2004, and at the time, the fine was $100 for violating it, and a $300 fine for bus
Boston (MA) Globe
added Sep 6, 2014 19:39


do hereby Order and Direct the following: I. The use of tobacco, any tobacco product, and any electronic cigarette or vaping device shall be prohibited on any and all properties owned, leased or contracted for use by the Executive Branch of the Commonweal
added Sep 4, 2014 22:59

[Kentucky] Gov. Beshear: State Properties to go Tobacco-Free

Citing Kentucky’s continued worst state ranking in smoking and cancer deaths, Governor Steve Beshear announced today that all executive branch state property campuses will be tobacco-free effective November 20 – the day of the Great American Smokeout.
added Sep 4, 2014 19:01

[Kentucky] Beshear expands tobacco ban for state workers

A new executive order will expand a 2006 ban on smoking inside state buildings to include surrounding property such as sidewalks and parking lots, while extending it to include all forms of tobacco such as snuff, chew or e-cigarettes — and it will apply
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Sep 4, 2014 14:54
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[New York] Tompkins County outlaws e-cigarette use in restaurants, bars, workplaces

has banned the use of e-cigarettes in restaurants, workplaces and taverns, according to the Ithaca Journal. The Legislature voted unanimously Tuesday to outlaw use of the devices anywhere tobacco smoking is prohibited.
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Sep 4, 2014 14:05

[Canada] MORAN: Latest Toronto ruling on E-Cigarettes suggests governments are all about revenue

Next time you see a politician talking about restricting e-cigs, blow some vapor in his face. (National)
added Aug 28, 2014 19:36

[Canada] Council bans e-cigarettes from city workplaces

Council voted Monday to treat e-cigarettes like real cigarettes in city workplaces. With no debate, council voted 36 to 2 to prohibit e-cigarette use in City of Toronto workplaces and “recommend the same” to the city’s agencies and corporations.
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Aug 28, 2014 10:46
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