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Employers want employees to own up to tobacco use

Published
  • April 15 2011, 1:00am EDT

Some employers are investing more time and resources to find out whether workers are tobacco-free and in the process are rewarding those who pass muster with lower health premiums or financial rewards.

To combat the high health costs associated with smoking-related diseases, employers historically have relied on implementing smoking cessation programs and instituting tobacco-free worksites and campuses. For a few, efforts now extend to firing and not hiring workers who use tobacco products.

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