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[UK-Wales] Wales TV smoking ban: Ministers aimed 'to protect actors'

The ban on smoking in public deliberately included actors on set when it was introduced in 2007 to protect their health, newly released Welsh…
BBC Online
added Nov 12, 2012 12:37

[Texas] Tobacco to cost city workers even more

Lighting up a smoke or putting a pinch of tobacco between cheek and gum will soon cost city of San Antonio employees. Starting Jan. 1, the city will sock workers who use tobacco with a $40 monthly surcharge on their health insurance premiums.
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Nov 10, 2012 16:04
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[China] Smoking threatens young women

Nearly two-thirds of reproductive-aged women on the Chinese mainland are routinely exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke at home, and more than half are routinely exposed at their workplaces, according to a survey by organizations including the World Healt
China Daily (cn)
added Nov 7, 2012 20:40

Voters Make North Dakota Smoke-Free

North Dakota voters on Tuesday delivered a big win for health by approving Measure 4, which enacts a statewide law requiring all restaurants, bars and other workplaces to be smoke-free. The new law will protect everyone's right to breathe clean air, free
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 7, 2012 13:27

[UK] Financial health also at stake as £1.4bn goes up in smoke

According to latest research smokers are costing the UK economy £1.4bn , by taking an average of two or three days more sick leave each year than their 
non-smoking colleagues. The study was conducted by Dr Shehzad Ali, a research fellow at the Universi
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added Nov 6, 2012 08:11

[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

[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

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

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

[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.
added Nov 1, 2012 18:59
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