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[Virginia] Fairfax considers forcing workers to quit smoking

Fairfax County officials may consider requiring all county-employed smokers to enroll in wellness programs to snuff out their bad habit, as the county searches for ways to reduce its soaring health care costs.
Washington (DC) Examiner
added Nov 4, 2012 00:44
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Chile's Senate votes to ban smoking in public spaces

Vote prohibits smoking in bars, restaurants, night clubs and casinos, smoking still allowed at work.
Santiago Times (cl)
added Nov 2, 2012 14:27
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ARCHIVE: Ethical Concerns in Tobacco Control Nonsmoker and “Nonnicotine” Hiring Policies: The Implications of Employment Restrictions for Tobacco Control.

However, these arguments are problematic: not only can hiring restrictions come into conflict with broader antismoking goals, but they also raise significant problems of their own.
American Journal of Public Health
added Jul 10, 2013 15:32
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[UK] Smoking and absence from work: Systematic review and meta-analysis of occupational studies

Quitting smoking appears to reduce absenteeism and result in substantial cost-savings for employers.
Addiction
added Nov 1, 2012 18:59
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[UK] Companies count cost of smoking

SMOKERS are costing the UK economy £1.4 billion by taking an average of two or three days more sick leave per year than their non-smoking colleagues, a new study by the University of Nottingham has revealed.
This is Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post) (uk)
added Nov 1, 2012 18:02
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[UK] Smoking and absence from work: Systematic review and meta-analysis of occupational studies

Conclusions Quitting smoking appears to reduce absenteeism and result in substantial cost-savings for employers.
Addiction
added Oct 31, 2012 18:12
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Smokers miss work more often, cost UK billions

Smokers miss an average of two or three more days of work each year than non-smokers, according to a new analysis of 29 past studies. Based on that finding, absenteeism due to smoking cost the UK alone 1.4 billion pounds - or $2.25 billion - last year,
Reuters
added Oct 31, 2012 18:09
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[Texas] Hospitals turn away applicants who smoke

Methodist Hospital System in Houston this month announcedit will implement a tobacco-free hiring policy on Jan. 1, joining the Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, which have had similar policies since last year and 2010, respecti
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Nov 1, 2012 14:23
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[Wisconsin] Worksite wellness column: Smoking bans are an effective tool for the workplace

Join us in networking with other local businesses and organizations interested in worksite wellness at the next Central Wisconsin Worksite Wellness Network on Dec. 4 at Worzalla Publishing in Stevens Point.
Wausau (WI) Daily Herald
added Oct 29, 2012 12:42
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[Australia] Union agrees to staff working with puffing punters

THE union representing hospitality workers, United Voice, has dropped its opposition to smoking by high rollers in VIP gaming rooms in a deal struck over James Packer's proposed $1 billion hotel and casino at Barangaroo.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 26, 2012 12:45
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