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[South Carolina] Proposal would allow SC employers decline to hire smokers

Does South Carolina have any laws governing smoking? Yes. The state bans employers from making hiring decisions based on whether a prospective employee smokes. But the S.C. Hospital Association wants the Legislature to repeal that law, allowing employers
Rock Hill (SC) Herald
added Apr 10, 2013 13:39

[Canada] ‘We drink. We swear. We don’t f—ing smoke’: Firm’s ban on hiring smokers leaves people asking ‘Who’s next?’

At Momentous Corp., they don’t track vacation or sick days. Staffers can bring their dogs in to the office. The Ottawa Internet firm takes pride in being different, as evidenced by its website, where you will find, in large letters: “We drink. We swear.
National Post (ca)
added Apr 8, 2013 10:55

Warning: Smoking Is Hazardous to Your Employment

In all, about four out of 10 employers reward or penalize employees based on tobacco use. But hiring bans, which are legal in 21 states, are gaining traction, with about 4% adopting the policy and an additional 2% planning to do so next year, according t
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 7, 2013 00:57

[California] EDITORIAL: Blowing smoke on workplace health

It's one thing to ask people to bear more of the cost of their preventable illness by paying higher premiums, but to deprive them of the chance at a livelihood because they engage in perfectly legal behavior is outrageous. By all means, outlaw smoking in
Los Angeles Times
added Apr 4, 2013 14:59

Dr. Kate Scannell: Should employers be allowed to ban smokers from jobs?

In the end, denying a job to a smoker is making a molehill out of a mountain of troubling concerns involving tobacco commerce and regulation. And providing a smoker with employment that requires her to spend eight-hour days in a tobacco-free workplace ma
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Apr 1, 2013 09:55

[Canada] I’m pregnant and my bosses won’t stop smoking on the job

I understand your fear of losing your job and the possibility of never working in your industry again should you raise a complaint, but frankly, you have no choice. You have to stop this for the baby’s sake and that means today, not tomorrow.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Apr 1, 2013 09:03
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Strong Smoke-Free Law Coverage in the United States by Race/Ethnicity: 2000–2009

Conclusions. Hispanics and Asians benefited more from the rapid spread of smoke-free law coverage, whereas non-Hispanic Blacks benefited less. These ethnic disparities suggest a likely effect of geographic region and may provide a basis for more effectiv
American Journal of Public Health
added Mar 29, 2013 14:17

Strong Smoke-Free Law Coverage in the United States by Race/Ethnicity: 2000–2009 .... Hispanics are most protected

The paper, "Strong Smoke-Free Law Coverage in the United States by Race/Ethnicity:2000-2009" by Mariaelena Gonzalez, Ashley Sanders-Jackson, Anna Song, Kai-Wen Cheng, and Stanton Glantz, is available from the American Journal of Public Health here.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 29, 2013 14:15

Hiring Bans on Smokers Still Controversial

Healthcare facilities that won't hire smokers may produce better health outcomes overall, but do they challenge medicine's basic tenet to care for all individuals? That was the quandary posed by two opposing Perspective articles online in the New Englan
MedPage Today
added Mar 29, 2013 10:43

HAMBLIN: Smokers Still Potentially Employable

Companies in 21 U.S. states can and do categorically refuse to hire people who smoke tobacco. Leading bioethicists today agreed with a majority of Americans that this is unethical.
The Atlantic Monthly
added Mar 28, 2013 16:39
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