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[South Carolina] Bryant smoking bill snuffed out

State Sen. Kevin Bryant’s effort to give employers the right to refuse to hire and even to fire smokers was snuffed out Wednesday. A Senate subcommittee that is led by Bryant voted to delay taking any action on his bill, effectively killing it.
Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail
added Apr 11, 2013 12:53

[Florida] Will Smoking Keep You From Getting Hired?

Orlando Health will implement a tobacco-free hiring rule that requires testing of all job applicants for nicotine use. And no, it is not an April Fool's prank. ... "This is the first I've heard of an employer testing applicants or employees for by-produc (Yahoo!)
added Mar 6, 2013 08:10

CAPLAN: Barring smokers from hospital jobs unfair

Arthur Caplan says some hospitals are declining to hire smokers. But the move doesn't pass the ethical smell test.
added Mar 1, 2013 12:02

[Massachusetts] Are companies' 'No Smoking' policies turning into 'no smokers need apply'?

More and more Massachusetts employers, worried about health-care costs, sick days and perhaps emboldened by a buyers market for labor, are looking into excluding smokers from their pools of job applicants, said Thomas Jones, vice president of the employe
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Feb 4, 2013 13:35

Russian Lawmakers Propose Additions to Anti-Smoking Bill

Russian lawmakers proposed additions to anti-smoking bill, in particular to ban the so-called smoking rooms at work places and prohibit showing cigarettes on television and in films, Izvestia daily reported on Friday.
RIA Novosti (Russian Information Agency) (ru)
added Jan 11, 2013 13:29

[Minnesota] NASH: Can you fire an employee for smelling like tobacco smoke?

Employers that are considering prohibiting employees from smelling of tobacco smoke while at work should do the following to minimize legal risks: 1. Articulate your needs. Explain­­ing why you prohibit third-hand smoke is the first step to creating a
Business Management Daily
added Nov 25, 2012 11:39

[Michigan] Smokers need not apply: 2 Detroit-area health systems announce tobacco-free hiring policies

Beaumont and Henry Ford Health systems today announced they will screen job applicants for nicotine and will not hire smokers or anyone who uses tobacco products.
Michigan Live
added Oct 1, 2012 10:28

[Singapore] Smokers spend up to 40 min on breaks during work hours

Smoking employees can spend up to 40 min on smoke breaks during the typical working day. They also remain indifferent to how this may affect their work productivity. According to a report by, smokers take an average of one to four smoke br
AsiaOne (sg)
added Aug 17, 2012 12:24

[Canada] EDITORIAL: Patio smoking ban should be in place

People have a right to clean air. Even the Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association said most of its members are on board with the proposed change. So let’s get it done.
Winnipeg (Manitoba) Sun (ca)
added May 19, 2017 21:01

House committee moves bill to prohibit smoking at VA facilities

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted unanimously Wednesday, May 17, 2017, to move forward with legislation that would immediately ban smoking inside Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and require the agency to eliminate outdoor smoking a
Stars & Stripes
added May 17, 2017 18:37
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