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State laws hamper smoke-free workplace efforts

'Lifestyle laws' in 29 states may hamper employer efforts to maintain a strict smoke-free workplace
EBN - Employee Benefit News
added Mar 8, 2013 02:56

[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

[Florida] Orlando Health to start tobacco-free hiring policy

Smokers need not apply. That's the word from Orlando Health, which announced this evening that it will start a tobacco-free hiring policy at seven of its hospitals starting in April. The move is part of a controversial nationwide trend, in which hospita
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Mar 2, 2013 01:40

Judge rules in favor of Reynolds Tobacco in lawsuit over Nabisco

The lawsuit alleged Reynolds failed to live up to its duty as trustee of its 401(k) retirement plan by selling Nabisco stocks at a loss in January 2000. At its essence, the lawsuit was about whether the fiduciaries of the Reynolds plan “undertook the ap
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 2, 2013 01:29

CAPLAN: Barring smokers from hospital jobs unfair

Arthur Caplan says some hospitals are declining to hire smokers. But the move doesn't pass the ethical smell test.
added Mar 1, 2013 12:02

[Wisconsin] Proposed smoking fee draws surprise foes: anti-smoking advocates

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed $50-a-month fee for state employees who smoke faces some surprising opponents: anti-smoking advocates. Smoke Free Wisconsin, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids d
La Crosse (WI) Tribune
added Feb 27, 2013 18:37

Dr. C. Everett Koop: His 5 Most Principled Stands

1. In 1986, Koop issued a landmark report that offered the first official government warning that secondhand cigarette smoke was linked to cancer in nonsmokers. He was among the first to call for bans on smoking in the workplace and public spaces, which t
added Feb 26, 2013 15:20

[Pennsylvania] Penn Puts Hiring Ban on Smokers

The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) will stop hiring people who use nicotine at its Pennsylvania locations beginning July 1.
MedPage Today
added Feb 26, 2013 09:13

[Pennsylvania] U Penn's head of smoking treatment says no-hire rule for smokers is 'regressive'

Dr. Frank Leone, director of Penn's Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program, doesn't think it will improve health or cut down on healthcare costs.
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Feb 21, 2013 19:07
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