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[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
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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
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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.
CNN
added Mar 1, 2013 12:02
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[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
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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
AARP
added Feb 26, 2013 15:20
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[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
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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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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