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[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

[India] City companies back anti-tobacco drive

Companies like Cipla Private Limited and Mahindra participated in the launch of a ‘Worksite Wellness Initiative’ organised by NGO Salaam Mumbai Foundation (SMF) in association with the MCCIA and Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan on Tuesday.
Sakaal Times (in)
added Feb 21, 2013 11:41

[Nevada] New law would allow hospitals to discriminate against hiring smokers

Currently, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a worker because they smoke tobacco, but soon hospitals and other medical facilities may legally discriminate on that fact alone. "Yeah, I pretty much agree with that, because smoking is b
KTNV-TV ABC 13 (Las Vegas, NV)
added Feb 21, 2013 11:32

[Pennsylvania] Philadelphia Inquirer (blog) From the medical side, arguing for smokers' rights

The problem is that these policies are inherently discriminatory (and, as a result, have been prohibited by 29 states, including New Jersey, and the District of Columbia). What is it about someone smoking at home that makes him or her less worthy of empl
Philly blogs
added Feb 21, 2013 10:30

[New Jersey, Pennsylvania] Penn Medicine decision not to hire smokers part of a controversial trend

Penn Medicine's decision to hire only nonsmokers starting July 1 is part of a slow-moving trend that goes back decades and that is still controversial even among public health workers, who often see tobacco as enemy No. 1. "I'd be much more enthusiastic
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Feb 21, 2013 10:27

[Russia] Anti-tobacco law may stir the labor market

according to polls, 11% of workers are ready to quit their jobs if the employer fails to provide a place to smoke; 5% believe they will be able to go a full workday without a nicotine fix, but will become less productive.
Voice of Russia RUVR (ru)
added Feb 21, 2013 10:23

[North Carolina] Careers

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company faces challenges that are unique compared to most other consumer-product companies, and we recognize that some people do not wish to pursue career opportunities in the tobacco industry.
RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.
added Feb 19, 2013 19:33

[New Jersey, Pennsylvania] UPenn health system to stop hiring tobacco users, except at NJ facilities

The University of Pennsylvania's health system says that beginning this summer people who use tobacco products will no longer be hired. A notice on the Philadelphia-based health system website's career page says that as of July 1, the system will cease
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 19, 2013 19:20

[Uae, Uae: Dubai] Worker killed in fire caused by cigarette

85 fires as a result of human mistakes last year
Gulf News (ae)
added Feb 17, 2013 14:35

[Uae: Dubai] One cigarette butt kills farm worker in Dubai

An Asian farm worker died of suffocation in a fire that was caused by throwing of a burning cigarette butt by one of his colleagues in Dubai.
Emirates 24|7 (ae)
added Feb 17, 2013 14:21
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