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[Virginia] Va. official pitches mandatory anti-smoking classes

A Fairfax County supervisor wants to know whether county employees who smoke can be forced to take classes to help them quit.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 25, 2012 13:05

[Ohio] More employers demand applicants quit smoking

Quitting wasn't by choice, but from necessity, if he wanted to work at Hollywood Casino Columbus, which opened on Oct. 8. It does not hire smokers or allow employees to smoke on the premises or even in their homes."Once I realized the offer was serious,
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Nov 25, 2012 12:31

[Canada] Doin' it right: put that cigarette down

Hospital tries to stamp out on-site smoking for good with video
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Nov 25, 2012 11:48

[Minnesota] NASH: Can you fire an employee for smelling like tobacco smoke?

Employers that are considering prohibiting employees from smelling of tobacco smoke while at work should do the following to minimize legal risks: 1. Articulate your needs. Explain­­ing why you prohibit third-hand smoke is the first step to creating a
Business Management Daily
added Nov 25, 2012 11:39

[Texas] Time to pass a statewide smoke-free workplace ban

Patchwork system across Texas causes confusion
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Nov 24, 2012 18:53

[Virginia] Fairfax official targets smoking in the county workforce

His latest idea — forcing county employees who smoke to take classes to help them quit — isn’t gaining much support, either. This is, after all, Virginia . . . But for Hyland (D-Mount Vernon), whose father smoked and died of lung cancer at age 50, all o
Washington Post
added Nov 24, 2012 18:38

[Texas] Rathbun, Estrada, Trawick, Bui: Smoking ban protects employee health

After going smoke-free, our businesses have saved money on insurance, maintenance and other costs related to secondhand smoke. Most of all, our employees are healthier. We've seen improvements in employee productivity, lower absenteeism and higher employ
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Nov 23, 2012 21:24

[Alabama] ARCHIBALD: UAB smoking ban doesn't go far enough (updated with poll)

now it has to deal with all those haters with smoke billowing from their ears, with all those old thinker ideas on individual "rights" and "liberties." UAB owes them nothing. In fact, they owe UAB a debt of thanks. UAB is the biggest employer in Alabama
added Nov 22, 2012 14:27

[UK] Boss offers 'sweet breaks' to non-smoking staff

Workers at Leeds firm given perk after CEO discovers smokers get more done after puffing away
The Sun (uk)
added Nov 21, 2012 14:40

[New Zealand, UK] Smokers face backlash from colleagues

Many UK workers think smokers should be docked pay for excessive cigarette breaks, a survey has found, and the view is supported in the Bay of Plenty.
Bay of Plenty Times (nz)
added Nov 21, 2012 04:40
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