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3 Effective Ways to Help Manufacturing Workers Quit Tobacco

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For those who work in HR in manufacturing, the current struggle to hire workers (referred to by some as the ‘blue-collar drought’) is nothing new.

Tip Sheet: Tobacco-free Policies in the Workplace—Clear Answers for Tough Questions

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Have tough questions about tobacco-free policies in the workplace? We’ve got answers. So, you have a tobacco-free policy, but not everyone is adhering to it. What do you do? Or your organization is planning on implementing a tobacco-free policy.

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How Long Does Thirdhand Smoke Last? What You Need to Know

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At this point, the harms of secondhand smoke are well documented, and include higher risk of heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and childhood asthma among many other issues. But are you familiar with thirdhand smoke? You should be, and here’s why. What does the term thirdhand smoke refer to?

How Long Does It Take to Quit Smoking?

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From start to finish, how long does it take to quit smoking successfully? There’s a range of advice from experts about how long you need to develop a new behavior. But with tobacco addiction, those estimates don’t apply. Here’s why.

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The 2021 Global Employee Survey

In our third annual survey of employee sentiment regarding working on a global team, we analyzed results from 1,250 employees from 15 countries. We look at perception of their company, intention to stay in their role, and overall job satisfaction.

Finding Better Ways to Help People Stop Smoking

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In 1992, I was sitting in the cardiac surgery waiting room while my father underwent an aortic valve transplant, knowing I would likely need the same procedure myself someday for the same condition. We sat for hours, waiting for news that was literally life or death.

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How We Create Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

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From the beginning, diversity, equity, and inclusion has been in our DNA. Especially over the last year, social justice has been in the spotlight, and it’s good to see many organizations now thinking deeply about how they approach diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace.

Join us at the Conference Board 2021 Annual Employee Health Care Conference

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Care About Employee Mental Health? This Matters Too

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In 2021 and likely into 2022, expanding employee mental health benefits is a top priority for many employers. From stress to anxiety and depression, the list of mental health issues that employers strive to support is broad.

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Better Ways to Help Medicaid Enrollees Quit Smoking

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24.9% vs. 10.7%. That’s the difference in smoking rates between adults on Medicaid and those with private health insurance. Given the deadly effects of smoking from head to toe, this staggering disparity cannot be ignored.

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A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

Diabetes and Smoking Cigarettes: A Risky Combination

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Diabetes Alert Day should be a wake-up call on the serious consequences that tobacco use can have on this chronic condition. Every fourth Tuesday in March is Diabetes Alert Day, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.

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Long-lasting Impacts of Weight Gain, Mental Health, Smoking and COVID-19

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With wider COVID-19 vaccination, experts are talking about the return to some daily activities that we haven’t seen in many months.

Achieving Health Equity through Just-Right Digital Health

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The Ugly Truth About New Year’s Resolutions to Quit Smoking

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When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, quit smoking is often right up there in the top 5, along with losing weight, exercising more, and getting organized.

Leverage Powerful Data, More Actionable Plan for Better Workforce Engagement

Engagement surveys deliver volumes of data, but leaders often need a path to actionable insights. How do leading survey platforms help to build better employee engagement? Explore Gallagher's latest whitepaper to leverage data with insights that work.

What Reduced-nicotine Cigarettes, Menthol Cigarettes Ban Could Mean for Your People

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“FDA weighs ban on menthol cigarettes, which disproportionately addict—and kill—Black Americans” “Biden may lower nicotine in cigarettes. Wait, is that even possible?” You’ve likely seen these headlines and others this week.

Achieving Health Equity Through Just-Right Digital Health Platforms

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Diabetes, certain types of cancer, asthma, and tobacco addiction are costly examples of conditions that disproportionately impact underserved communities and communities of color.

4 Important Questions on Employee Wellbeing and Tobacco Use

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Recently, we joined 3 of our clients in a webinar on strategies for protecting employee wellbeing—including how to support those who struggle with tobacco addiction.

Why Don’t People Just Stop Smoking?

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Despite all we know about the health problems caused by using tobacco, people continue to smoke, dip or chew. This can seem baffling. But knowledge, desire, and determination typically are not enough for most to simply stop smoking.

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How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

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Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

4 Myths about Tobacco Use and Employee Mental Health

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No surprise: the need for employee mental health support has skyrocketed since the pandemic struck. During the pandemic, about 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, up from 1 in 10 adults who reported these symptoms from January to June 2019.

1 Thing Healthy Lungs and Emotional Wellness Have in Common

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This October is a twofer when it comes to promoting the benefits of quitting tobacco; it’s Healthy Lung Month and Emotional Wellness Month.

Is Live Chat Coaching an Effective Quit Smoking Method?

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When it comes to quitting tobacco, a one-size-fits-all approach can miss the mark. The needs and experiences of people who smoke are different than those who vape. Those with mental health conditions need different support than those without such challenges.

Want Smoking Cessation Programs in the Workplace that Work?

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Tobacco use is the most common substance use disorder in the U.S. Between 8% and 18% of healthcare expenditures, depending on smoking prevalence, are attributable to smoking.

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How to Make the Hybrid Model Work for Your Team

Can you give your employees the best of both worlds? Research has shown that when executed correctly, hybrid working models can allow companies to recruit better talent, achieve innovation, and build a flexible, productive future.

Tip Sheet: Inspire More to Quit with 2021 Quit-smoking Calendar

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Know when to promote quitting tobacco with our 2021 quit-smoking calendar Smart employers and health plans know offering the right nicotine addiction program is just the start. The magic happens in the way that you ensure tobacco users know effective help is available and easily accessible.

What is a Tobacco Surcharge and How Does My Company Offer One?

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If your company aims to reduce tobacco use among employees, one way it may consider doing this is by charging tobacco users more for their health insurance premiums. Some call this difference in health insurance premium amounts a “premium differential” or a “tobacco use surcharge.”

How Proposed EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules May Impact Workplace Tobacco Cessation Programs

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On Jan. 7, 2021, the EEOC finally released the proposed language revising the wellness incentive rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

Using Best Practices, Fortune 500 Manufacturer Crushes Engagement Goals

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This Fortune 500 food, snack, and beverage manufacturer selected the EX Program to gain better visibility and timely access in to employee engagement and outcomes data, replacing its existing vendor.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

What 2021 and COVID-19 Could Mean for Tobacco Use Surcharges

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In today’s environment, incentives that inspire and engage employees in healthy behaviors are more important than ever. And one proven method to motivate people to quit smoking is a tobacco use surcharge.

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My “Why” for Becoming a Quit-smoking Coach

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When I was growing up, I often heard how challenging it had been for my mother and father to quit smoking prior to me being born. My mom, especially, had a difficult time because she stayed home with 5 kids, all very close in age, and smoking was her stress reliever. So, it wasn’t surprising [.].

Health Plan Buyer’s Guide to Quit-tobacco Programs

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Best-in-class quit-tobacco programs are essential for containing costs and improving care. And whether your health plan focuses on employer groups, Medicaid populations, or both, offering an effective, easy-access tobacco cessation program that members will actually use is a must.

How Long Does It Take to Quit Smoking?

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From start to finish, how long does it take to quit smoking successfully? There’s a range of advice from experts about how long you need to develop a new behavior. But with tobacco addiction, those estimates don’t apply. Here’s why.

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What Is the Top HR Priority in 2021? Attracting and Retaining Talent

The war for talent is heating up. The 2021 Gallagher Workforce Trends Report: People & Organizational Wellbeing Strategy provides a data-driven approach to total rewards, helping you attract and retain a competitive workforce and drive organizational success.