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How Japanese firms are dealing with smokers

Companies in Japan are going to great lengths to help their staff quit smoking, implementing HR programmes such as smoke break flags, fines, and ‘smokebusters’ committees. A recent mandate issued by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare said th
Human Resources Director (HRD) (sg)
added Feb 6, 2017 15:06
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Some Japanese firms way ahead in making 'no smoking' the norm before 2020

With 6 percent of employees at Pfizer Japan still smoking, the company has released a "zero smokers final declaration," in which it states its aim to have no smokers among its ranks by 2020. The declaration is printed on badges that visitors wear when the
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 5, 2017 15:12
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[UK] E-cigarettes in the workplace: a guide (PDF)

In this good practice guide to electronic cigarettes in the workplace, Sarah Silcox looks at the evidence on vaping, policy and practice, and the legal considerations.
Occupational Health & Wellbeing (uk)
added Jul 7, 2017 14:48
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[UK] Bedford lost £14m last year due to smoking breaks

But the biggest cost to the economy is not early deaths (£8.79million), smoking-
related disease (£4.25million) or lost productivity because of sick days (£2.48million)... Instead the big cost is from people taking smoking breaks – reckoned to have cost B
Bedford Today (Times & Citizen) (uk)
added Feb 2, 2017 14:13
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[California] WeHo Flunks American Lung Association’s Annual Tobacco Control Study

West Hollywood got credit for banning smoking in outdoor dining areas and service areas. But it got an overall grade of D in the “smoke-free outdoor air” category because of the lack of control of smoke in entryways, at public events, in recreation areas
WEHOville (West Hollywood, CA)
added Jan 25, 2017 21:34
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Canada: Work Refusal Due To Second-Hand Smoke Was Not Properly Investigated: Arbitrator

A correctional officer with sinusitis and sensitivity to second-hand smoke was entitled to have her work refusal investigated by prison management, an arbitrator has decided. Although the prison was a non-smoking facility, prisoners would smuggle in con
Mondaq
added Jan 25, 2017 18:21
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[UK] PRESS DIGEST - RUSSIA - Jan 25

Russia's Health Ministry supports th Russia's Health Ministry supports the idea of making smokers work longer hours to compensate for the time they spend on smoking breaks, the daily says.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 25, 2017 16:40
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Want to smoke or carry a gun in the Missouri Capitol? You'll have to get elected first ($$)

Two privileges only Missouri state lawmakers can enjoy came under fire this week, with legislators questioning their own ability to carry firearms and smoke cigarettes in the Capitol building.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 13, 2017 22:37
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Russian Proposal Would Phase In Cigarette Ban, but Current Smokers Get a Pass

The efforts have had an impact. The number of children aged 13 to 15 who smoke declined to 9.3 percent in 2015 from 25.4 percent in 2004, according to the Health Ministry. Under the new proposal, employees who smoke will have to work longer hours to com
New York Times
added Jan 13, 2017 16:49
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Missouri Lawmakers vote to continue smoking in offices

Missouri lawmakers defeated a proposal Tuesday that would have banned smoking in all Capitol offices. Smoking is already prohibited in hallways and legislative chambers, but not offices. A House rules committee heard testimony from three high school stu
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 11, 2017 13:08
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