Navigation Links
At More U.S. Workplaces, Smokers Need Not Apply
Date:1/16/2012

.

More than 392,000 people in the United States die each year from tobacco-caused disease, making it the leading reason of preventable death, according to the American Lung Association. Another 50,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke.

It's another way to get the message across that smoking is bad for your health, said pulmonologist Dr. Aditi Satti, director of the smoking cessation program at Temple University Hospital, in Philadelphia. But it's complicated, she said. "I think a pretty fine line runs between public health and personal liberties. Whether or not this is going to be an incentive, time will tell."

To ensure an applicant is tobacco-free, Geisinger will require anyone who is extended a job offer to take a nicotine screen, a urine test that detects cigarette, smokeless tobacco, snuff, nicotine patch, nicotine gum and cigar use, Marshall explained.

"It will be part of the routine drug screening," she said.

If the candidate fails the screening, Marshall said Geisinger's doors aren't closed forever. "They'll be welcome to apply for jobs again in six months," she said.

Some experts aren't confident that blocking smokers from jobs will motivate them to kick their habit.

"Tobacco use is a very powerful addiction. We don't support making smokers a protected class, but we also have great concerns about these punitive approaches," Billings said. "There's not a lot of data that shows this is an effective mechanism."

Siegel is against no-smoker hiring rules. "Despite being a pretty strong anti-smoking advocate and working in the health care field, I'm really opposed to these policies. It's a form of employment discrimination. Making decisions about hiring based on a group to which someone belongs rather than on their actual qualifications for the job, as a principle, is wrong," he said.

Siegel said once a company makes the argument not to hire a person in a particular group because it will cost the org
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Precancer markers identified in airway epithelium cells of healthy smokers
2. Nicotine Patches, Gums Wont Help Smokers Quit Long-Term: Study
3. Researchers Look at Genomes of Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer
4. TGen researchers map potential genetic origins, pathways of lung cancer in nonsmokers
5. Statins may increase risk of interstitial lung abnormalities in smokers
6. Gene fusion in lung cancer afflicting never-smokers may be target for therapy
7. Genes May Make Quitting Tougher for Smokers
8. Patches, Counseling, Persistence Can Help Smokers Quit
9. Most Smokers Want to Quit, CDC Report Finds
10. Some Smokers More Likely to Quit After Stroke Than Others
11. CT Scans May Pick Up COPD Early in Smokers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
At More U.S. Workplaces, Smokers Need Not Apply
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015 Los Angeles dental implants ... more comfortable and attractive alternative for patients with dentures. ... those who have lost teeth. Unfortunately, they also require ... slip at the worst possible moment and may make ... can also painfully pinch or rub gums, leaving sores ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015 New findings released today from ... (ABTA) show that people diagnosed with a brain tumor ... including clinical trials, at the time of diagnosis, and ... decisions about their course of treatment. The release of ... nationwide brain tumor volunteer network, the ABTA CommYOUnity™, dedicated ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 04, 2015 San Diego Fertility ... at their brand new, 13,700 square foot facility scheduled ... building will not only provide fertility treatment and services ... offer community and educational events to a number of ... located next door to their current Carmel Valley/Del Mar ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 New West ... Care to Care, LLC to manage outpatient advanced imaging ... New West Medicare ensure its members are provided the ... radiation. , Working closely with New West Medicare’s physicians ... the safe use of advanced imaging and provide an ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 04, 2015 Dr. Richard Champagne, DMD, ... chosen to receive the America’s Best Dentist Award, given ... selection as a top dentist is a reflection of ... education and his compassion for his patients. , Each ... exemplify excellence in their field. These nominees are dentists ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Los Angeles Dental Implants Doctor, Kevin Sands DDS, Now Offers a More Comfortable and Aesthetically-Pleasing Solution to Denture-Wearers 2Health News:American Brain Tumor Association Poll Underscores Need for Greater Awareness and Education at Time of Diagnosis 2Health News:American Brain Tumor Association Poll Underscores Need for Greater Awareness and Education at Time of Diagnosis 3Health News:San Diego Fertility Center Hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Its New, Expanded Facility 2Health News:San Diego Fertility Center Hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Its New, Expanded Facility 3Health News:New West Medicare Partners with Care to Care, LLC to Manage Advanced Imaging Services 2Health News:New Jersey Dentist Dr. Richard Champagne Nominated for America’s Best Dentist Award 2
... -- Cigarettes start to destroy a smoker,s DNA within ... habit causes immediate genetic damage and quickly raises the ... should serve as a stark warning to those who ... Stephen S. Hecht, from the Masonic Cancer Center and ...
... of Rochester Medical Center orthopaedic scientists are a step ... staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint surgery. ... a viable option for patients because of the inability ... deadly bacteria,s unique armor. Most other research has targeted ...
... , FRIDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have ... risk of cardiovascular disease, while also noting that having ... once arteries become clogged. "Certain genes predispose to ... heart attack when you already have plaque build-up," said ...
... 14 (HealthDay News) -- It,s not because they want to ... the doctor; it,s because they don,t trust the health-care system, ... surveyed 610 black men, aged 20 and older, in different ... stronger belief in traditional masculine roles were 23 percent less ...
... FRIDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Among older adults ... dysfunction are less likely to take medications meant to ... Stanford University and Harvard Medical School researchers and ... aged 65 and older who recently had a heart ...
... , FRIDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Obese ... doctors than obese white patients, a new study finds. ... Public Health also said they were surprised to find that ... to receive weight and exercise counseling than black patients treated ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows 2Health News:Researchers unzip MRSA and discover route for vaccine 2Health News:Researchers unzip MRSA and discover route for vaccine 3Health News:Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack 2Health News:Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack 3Health News:Distrust of Health System Keeps Black Males From Getting Care 2Health News:Heart Attack Patients With Kidney Problems Often Skip Meds 2Health News:Is Race a Factor in Obesity Counseling? 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... , May 4, 2015  Impax Laboratories, Inc. ... two key executive leadership roles, appointing  Donna M. Hughes, ... M. Penza , as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance ... to Impax,s President and Chief Executive Officer, Fred ... and Deborah have joined the Impax team," said ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Calif. , May 4, 2015 Rogne ... for psoriasis, today announced that preclinical and mechanism of ... at the Society of Investigative Dermatology (SID) Annual Meeting ... in Atlanta, Georgia . ... advancing the development of RON2315, a novel, low MW ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... , May 4, 2015  Oncobiologics, Inc., ... monoclonal antibody (mAb) biosimilars, has completed the construction ... its headquarters in Cranbury, New Jersey ... facility is designed to utilize multiple ... at commercial scale.  Through the use of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Impax Strengthens Leadership Team by Adding New Senior Vice Presidents for Human Resources and Compliance 2Impax Strengthens Leadership Team by Adding New Senior Vice Presidents for Human Resources and Compliance 3Rogne Bioscience to Present Data from Topical Biologic Psoriasis Program at Upcoming SID Annual Meeting 2015 2Oncobiologics opens commercial launch manufacturing facility in Cranbury, New Jersey 2Oncobiologics opens commercial launch manufacturing facility in Cranbury, New Jersey 3
... Oct. 12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., today ... at the 95th Annual Clinical Congress of the ... technologies of worldwide leading HARMONIC® ultrasonic and ENSEAL® ... delivery options that provide superior energy application for ...
... 12 Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) announced today ... Stereotaxis common stock have exercised in full their over-allotment option ... stock. The 7,475,000 shares of Stereotaxis common stock in ... option, are being sold at a price to the public ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ethicon Endo-Surgery Unveils Full Energy Portfolio for First Time at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2Ethicon Endo-Surgery Unveils Full Energy Portfolio for First Time at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 3Stereotaxis Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Over-Allotment Option 2Stereotaxis Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Over-Allotment Option 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: