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Missouri House Republicans consider smoking provisions

The Missouri House continues to inch toward restrictions on smoking in the Capitol. Though it's unclear what impact, if any, the anti-smoking efforts will have on lawmakers. The House Accounts and Administration Committee this week heard of the Majority
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Feb 8, 2013 14:55

[Pennsylvania] Pa. man charged with risking catastrophe for allegedly smoking cigarette in coal mine

Pennsylvania prosecutors say a coal miner risked a catastrophe and the lives of his co-workers by smoking a cigarette inside a mine. The state attorney general's office on Thursday announced charges against 51-year-old Donald Adams Jr. of Spraggs for the
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 8, 2013 12:51

[Macau] Casino workers call for strict smoking-ban enforcement

A casino workers’ group met with Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) director Wong Chi Hong yesterday, during which they asked for stricter enforcement efforts on the smoking-ban imposed on all casinos from the beginning of this year, and to give double or triple
Macau Daily Times (mo)
added Feb 8, 2013 12:38

[Pennsylvania] Coal miner charged with smoking in the mine

A coal miner was charged Thursday with risking a catastrophe and the lives of his co-workers by smoking a cigarette inside a mine. The state Attorney General's Office filed charges against Donald D. Adams Jr. for an August incident inside the Emerald Min
Wilkes Barre (PA) Times Leader
added Feb 8, 2013 12:16

[Massachusetts] Editorial: Another reason to quit smoking

And it would be no surprise that, privately, an employer might consider a smoker a liability. Smoking costs the state an average of $1.9 billion in lost productivity and more than $3 billion in medical expenses annually, according to the U.S. Centers for
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Feb 7, 2013 09:44

[Massachusetts] Are companies' 'No Smoking' policies turning into 'no smokers need apply'?

More and more Massachusetts employers, worried about health-care costs, sick days and perhaps emboldened by a buyers market for labor, are looking into excluding smokers from their pools of job applicants, said Thomas Jones, vice president of the employe
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Feb 4, 2013 13:35

[Uae: Dubai] Man stabbed colleague for spitting tobacco

A 27-year-old electrician allegedly stabbed a co-worker five times when the latter asked him not to spit chewed tobacco on the machine he was repairing, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.
Emirates 24|7 (ae)
added Jan 22, 2013 22:32

CARLISLE: Discriminating against smokers perfectly legal in healthcare hiring

When I investigated further, however, I found that nontobacco hiring policies are legal in 21 states. . . . I applaud this healthcare system for taking steps to make changes from within the medical system. I hope more companies and hospitals will follo
Clinical Advisor
added Jan 22, 2013 22:28

Smoke-Free, No Reservations What's the famed restaurateur Joe Bastianich doing pitching a nicotine patch that's sold at Walmart?

he’s put his name on GSK’s Blueprint to Quit stop-smoking regimen for one reason: Nearly a third of all restaurant employees are smokers (one of the highest rates for any industry), and he used to be one of them. Adweek lucked into a reservation and asked
Ad Week
added Jan 22, 2013 22:17

[Texas] UPDATED: Hendrick Health System will no longer hire tobacco, nicotine users

Hendrick Health System plans to no longer hire tobacco or nicotine users, officials announced Wednesday. The change will become effective March 1.
KTXS (Abilene, TX)
added Jan 19, 2013 23:42
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