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[New Zealand] Tobacco company stops free staff cigarettes

The investigation was sparked by a complaint by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) after the tobacco company's commercial boss, Brendan Walker, confirmed cigarettes were available to workers during breaks at its Petone factory. He said the free cigarett
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Aug 11, 2013 11:33

[Alabama] Study: Sheffield workers at risk

Full-time workers in Sheffield restaurants and bars that allow indoor smoking are exposed to levels of air pollution 18 times higher than what is found in non-smoking venues, according to a study by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Roswell Park Cancer
Florence (AL) Times Daily
added Aug 6, 2013 14:47

[Canada] Smokers cost employers $3000 a year in breaks: study

A new study from Ohio State University shows another way that smoking has become a burden: through those little bits of time smokers use to light up. According to the June study, employing smokers will cost employers upward of $5,800 per smoker, per yea
Metro (ca)
added Jul 15, 2013 18:08

[Florida] Baptist, Sacred Heart hospitals to stop hiring tobacco users Jan. 1

the new policy expands the scope of the ban, ensuring that newly hired employees of the hospital and hospital-owned clinics and other facilities don't use tobacco off the job, whether they're doctors, secretaries or janitors.
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Jul 14, 2013 10:46

Smokers Cost Employers Thousands More Than Nonsmokers

About $6000 in extra annual costs stem from more time off, smoking breaks, health care, study shows
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 14, 2013 01:30

Dr. Judson Brewer: Should We Ban Smokers? Some Companies Are

Smoking is a diagnosable psychiatric disorder. It even has a code in our little book (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, or DSM). This means that, similar to major depressive disorder, we psychiatrists recognize nicotine dependence as a psychiatric di
Huffington Post (blog)
added May 4, 2013 11:34

[Africa, South Africa] R2.4m spent on a smoking room: DA

Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal health department spent up to R2.4 million upgrading a smoking room, the DA claimed on Tuesday. Spokesman Mark Steele said the Democratic Alliance submitted a question to health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo on why the department spe
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Apr 30, 2013 15:13

Colorado court rules smoking pot off the job can still get you fired

Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that employees can still be fired for testing positive for the drug -- even if they never show up to work impaired. A divided panel of judges decided that because marijuana use is illegal under federal law, employ
NBC News
added Apr 26, 2013 05:19

Dust Is in the Air: Effects of Occupational Exposure to Mineral Dust on Lung Function in a 9-year Study

Individual smoking habits and occupational dust exposure had a negative impact on lung function. To reduce the risk of loss of respiratory capacity, smoking cessation is especially recommended to workers exposed to quartz dust. Moreover, stricter limit v
added Apr 25, 2013 13:00

Strong Smoke-Free Law Coverage in the United States by Race/Ethnicity: 2000–2009 .... Hispanics are most protected

The paper, "Strong Smoke-Free Law Coverage in the United States by Race/Ethnicity:2000-2009" by Mariaelena Gonzalez, Ashley Sanders-Jackson, Anna Song, Kai-Wen Cheng, and Stanton Glantz, is available from the American Journal of Public Health here.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 29, 2013 14:15
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