Category Archives: Workplace smoking

Lawsuit filed over “smoke shacks” built by Great Falls bars, injunctions filed, groups formed, it’s a mess

This is a hell of a convoluted story. It’s too complicated to tell the whole story here, so I’ll sum up … It’s a city/county health department fighting the courts, owner of some Great Falls, Montana bars and a citizens’ … Continue reading

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Smoking ban relaxed in Casper

Here’s something you don’t see very often. A town actually remove or relax a smoking ban. Late last month, Casper, Wyo., removed its smoking ban on bars because some bar owners complained to the city that the ban was hurting … Continue reading

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Smokers cost employers an average of $5,800 a year

Yoiks, I can only imagine the comments at the old Smokers’ Club (I haven’t a clue if that is even around anymore. It’s been years since I looked.) on this story! According to an Ohio State University researcher — between … Continue reading

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Workplaces banning smokers — period. Is that cool?

Here is something I’ve written about before, employers not only banning people from smoking on the premises, but refusing to hire smokers and firing people for being smokers. This USA Today article looks at this. There are a growing number … Continue reading

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