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[Massachusetts] Weymouth firefighter fired for smoking loses appeal

In a ruling released Thursday, the state Civil Service Commission said the town had cause to fire Kenneth Morehouse in January 2012 after he was caught violating a statewide ban on police and firefighters smoking on or off the job. The ban has been in pl
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Apr 26, 2013 06:53
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Dr. Kate Scannell: Should employers be allowed to ban smokers from jobs?

In the end, denying a job to a smoker is making a molehill out of a mountain of troubling concerns involving tobacco commerce and regulation. And providing a smoker with employment that requires her to spend eight-hour days in a tobacco-free workplace ma
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Apr 1, 2013 09:55
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[Wisconsin] Proposed smoking fee draws surprise foes: anti-smoking advocates

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed $50-a-month fee for state employees who smoke faces some surprising opponents: anti-smoking advocates. Smoke Free Wisconsin, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids d
La Crosse (WI) Tribune
added Feb 27, 2013 18:37
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Smoking: A Drag for Job Applicants?

But Cobb wonders how far hospitals and other employers will push the line. “Irrespective of smoking, is this something that firms should be dictating or legislating?” he asks. “I’m assuming part of the goal is to lower insurance costs, but what about peo
Time Magazine Blogs
added Dec 26, 2012 01:33
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[UK] Smoking job applicant accuses TV antiques expert of discrimination

“She stubbed [the cigarette] out on the floor and came in to inquire about the job vacancy. “I told her what it entailed and when I said we didn’t want a smoker, she accused me of discriminating against smokers, stormed out and slammed the door.”
Christian Davies Antiques (uk)
added Nov 5, 2012 11:36
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In Sierra Leone, Health Minister Bans Smoking:

Awareness Times (sl)
added Dec 26, 2009 00:00
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[Canada] Ticketed for smoking in his car, Ontario man wins fight against the 'smoke police'

His defence lawyer, Gordon Cudmore, successfully argued that Kraemer wasn't an employee, the SUV wasn't a workplace where an employee might actually work and that "common sense" would dictate that Kraemer wasn't breaking any smoking law.
VANCOUVER 24 HOURS (ca)
added May 9, 2017 14:47
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Republicans in the Missouri Legislature this past week voted to allow their members to smoke in their offices, even though the Capitol is a public building where smoking is not permitted. Do you care if they smoke in their offices?

Yes. 73.5% No. 26.5%
Joplin (MO) Globe
added Jan 27, 2015 19:37
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[North Carolina] Tatum v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.: real implications for ERISA’s “hypothetical prudent fiduciary” standard

On February 25, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued an opinion and final judgment ruling in favor of defendant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (“RJR”) in a nationwide class action asserting breach of fiduciary dut
Lexology (uk)
added Apr 10, 2013 14:02
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[Texas] Texans want a smoke-free workplace, new survey shows

According to the Smoke-Free Texas coalition, 74 percent of Texas voters polled by Baselice & Associates favor a proposed statewide law that would eliminate smoking in all indoor workplaces, including public buildings, offices, restaurants and bars.
San Antonio (TX) Business Journal
added Mar 27, 2013 05:57
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