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Money a better motivator to stop smoking than free e-cigs or quit aids

Providing free electronic cigarettes or other stop-smoking products to employees to get them to give up real cigarettes is less effective than the threat of taking away a cash reward for quitting, according to a new study that weighs the effectiveness of
Reuters
added May 24, 2018 15:02
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Strategies to Tackle Workplace Tobacco Use

CDC Foundation also notes that workplaces, where smoking is allowed, spend an average of $728 more per 1,000 square feet each year in maintenance costs than smoke-free workplaces. This translates to a total cost of $9,000 to $14,000 annually since most U
Corporate Wellness Magazine
added May 24, 2018 07:14
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The Health Risks Of A Toxic Workplace

“Many of the workplace exposures are as harmful to people as secondhand smoke in terms of their effects on self-reported physical health, mental health, having a physician-diagnosed illness, and mortality,” says Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor of organizati
WGBH (Boston, MA)
added May 21, 2018 23:44
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Illinois banned smoking in businesses 10 years ago. Here's what owners and smokers have learned

there’s been a 20.5 percent decrease in hospitalizations for conditions aggravated by secondhand smoke -- like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart attacks -- according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The youth smoking rate
Decatur (IL) Herald & Review
added May 19, 2018 19:03
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[North Carolina] Court: City doesn’t owe worker hurt while smoking on break

A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals said Larry Brooks’ fall in 2015... “He chose to purchase an e-cigarette, return to the truck, smoke the cigarette, and ultimately step outside of the truck to get fresh air,” the ruling says. “No
AP - Associated Press
added May 16, 2018 19:57
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[North Carolina] LARRY BROOKS, Employee, Plaintiff v. CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM (PDF)

went into the gas station to purchase cigarettes. When he returned to the truck, he inhaled an e-cigarette, began coughing, stepped out of his truck, passed out, and fell on the cement curb. While admittedly Brooks would not have been at the gas station b
North Carolina Courts System
added May 16, 2018 19:57
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[New Zealand] Some employers hiring non-smokers exclusively, recruiters say

Recruitment agencies Employsure and Action Personnel have both reported clients asking to weed smokers from the hiring pool. And between nine and 15 organisations explicitly advertised for non-smokers only or said they were preferred candidates on Seek.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 11, 2018 01:58
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Your Coworker's Outdoor Smoke Break Could Still Contaminate Your Cubicle, Study Finds

“Once we identified the unique indoor chemical signature and realized it was linked to residual tobacco smoke, we really started to get interested in the whole process of thirdhand smoke uptake,” lead author Peter DeCarlo, an associate professor at Drexe
Gizmodo
added May 9, 2018 22:07
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[New York] EXCLUSIVE: Cigarette smoke complaints follow Sen. Jeffrey Klein’s move to new office

neighbors of his new office have formally complained to the state Office of General Services about the smell of cigarette smoke wafting through the floor. Klein is a smoker...."Jeff Klein does not smoke in his office," Brancaccio said.
New York Daily News
added May 7, 2018 14:12
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[Mid-east, Qatar] HMC Led Anti-Smoking Campaign Continues to Focus on Schools and Local Businesses

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Tobacco Control Center has launched an anti-smoking campaign in local schools and businesses. Launched earlier this year, during April the campaign included visits to Maymouna Primary Independent School for Girls, Hamad B
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added May 3, 2018 18:21
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