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[Maine] Chewing tobacco on the job now forbidden for Cape Elizabeth town workers

Chewing tobacco is now outlawed for town employees during work, after complaints it is a "filthy, vile habit." Under the ban, town employees can no longer chew tobacco in town-owned vehicles or buildings. Visitors are also barred from chewing in town bui
Falmouth (ME) Forecaster
added Mar 14, 2013 06:56
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Towers Watson/NBGH Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care

The 18th Annual Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care tracks employers' strategies and practices to provide and manage health benefits — and the results of their efforts. This comprehensive r
Towers Watson
added Mar 12, 2013 13:29

Push to make Texas workplaces smoke free

Legislation filed by State Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, proposes a smoke-free workplace law in Texas.
Austin Business Journal
added Mar 12, 2013 13:19

[Kentucky] Survey finds employees pay greater share of health costs, and most large employers penalize them for using tobacco

the use of surcharges for tobacco use continues to grow. By 2014, 62 percent of surveyed companies are expected to apply tobacco-use surcharges.
Kentucky Health News (blog)
added Mar 12, 2013 13:24

[Florida] STRATTON: Don't snuff out smokers' chances for work

So any hiring policy excluding smokers would hurt the very people most in need of work and income. In an economy still plagued by a lack of good jobs, that strikes me as counterproductive – and kind of cold. Others have made similar arguments, including
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Mar 10, 2013 12:45

Community Partners helps Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy go smoke-free

“The company had been working on it for a few months, and we placed a flyer in the (Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce) packet,” said Julie Florian, Community Partners specialist. “SIRE called us and said they were working on (going tobacco-free). T
Council Bluffs (IA) Daily Nonpareil
added Mar 9, 2013 19:11

[Colorado] LETTERS: Hate the hater; Screen smokers before hiring them; and more

Yes; I am 100 percent in favor of all employers screening smokers as employees. I fought my employer for 25 years before we achieved a total smoking ban. I am a pulmonary cripple, and there is no other agent that will send me into a pulmonary exacerbatio
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette
added Mar 9, 2013 20:38

More Employers Shun Tobacco Users

More employers are getting tough on tobacco users, making them pay if they don’t participate in a smoking cessation program, even barring them from employment in some cases, according to a new report by Towers Watson. Never smoked? You still might be subj
added Mar 8, 2013 06:29

[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

[Indonesia] Governor bans smoking in office

East Kalimantan Governor Awang Faroek Ishak has issued a ban on smoking in gubernatorial offices. “For all officials and staff as well as guests who want to smoke, we have provided a smoking area outside the building,” Imanuddin, East Kalimantan administ
Jakarta Post (id)
added Mar 3, 2013 12:37
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