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Why Are Children Working in American Tobacco Fields?

Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.
The Nation
added Nov 18, 2013 14:02

[California] Court Rejects Fired State Employee's Smoking Complaint

The court affirmed the dismissal of former legislative staff member Aaron MacDonald’s suit against the state and the Assembly. MacDonald claims that he was fired after he complained to his supervisors—including Evan Oneto, who was chief of staff to then-
Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, CA)
added Aug 28, 2013 13:49

[UK] Police in Cambridgeshire can smoke e-cigarettes after health review - but they are banned on our trains

The move to allow Cambridgeshire police to puff on e-cigarettes at work has been upheld following a review over health fears. Bosses of the force bucked the current trend to ban the controversial devices and despite a British Medical Association recomme
Cambridge Evening News (uk)
added Aug 21, 2013 10:46

[Ohio] Hiring a smoker costs a boss an extra $6,000 a year, study finds

Each worker who smokes costs his or her employer about $6,000 more a year than a nonsmoker, according to a new study. Researchers looked at the costs associated with smoke breaks on company time, reduced productivity because of nicotine addiction, ex
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Jun 4, 2013 22:29

[North Carolina] VIDEO: Major employers add e-cigarettes to no-tobacco policies

Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity among smokers, but not all employers are on board with the idea. More and more companies are creating policies for using the smoking alternative at work. E-cigarettes are not allowed anywhere at New Hanover R
added May 9, 2013 20:52

[Florida] Milton to stop hiring smokers Oct. 1

"This is part of an overall wellness program established by the city," said Milton City Manager Brian Watkins. "Wellness programs can also play an important role in containing health care costs for employers and individual employees."
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Apr 20, 2013 16:02

[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
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