September 22nd, 2011

A Global Push for a Smoke-Free Workplace

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The Mayo Clinic, Johnson & Johnson and others are joining forces to try to snuff out smoking in the workplace throughout the world. Their global smoke-free worksite challenge, announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, calls on employers to ban smoking at offices and facilities worldwide…“This is about trying to change the workplace back to the norm. Cigarettes are a 20th century phenomenon,” said Richard Hurt, director of the Mayo Clinic’s nicotine-dependence center. The Mayo Clinic has had a smoke-free workplace policy since 1987, he said.

Wall Street Journal,  Betsy McKay, 9/22/11

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Tags: Nicotine Dependence Center

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