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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.

How Resources to Quit Smoking in Spanish Can Fuel Quit Efforts

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For many employers and health plans, offering support to quit smoking in Spanish is not a nice-to-have. It’s a must have, and for good reason. Sources: [link] [link] [link] But Spanish quit support doesn’t mean a provider can simply take cessation resources and translate them.

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Is It Too Late to Quit Smoking?

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In our online EX Community, members who have smoked for 30 or more years often ask “is it too late to quit smoking?” EX Community member Kikison08, for example, writes, “I feel like it’s too late for me.

Tobacco Use Trends You Need to Know from New CDC Data

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Because tobacco use trends show a decline in cigarette smoking over the past several decades, it’s easy to imagine this downward trajectory would continue. Unfortunately, the truth is more complicated. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 1 in 5 U.S.

Recruiting From Within: Expand Your Talent Pipeline While Driving Retention

Rethinking your internal employee career strategy can help you fill critical roles and retain your best talent. This eBook highlights the benefits of internal migration, outlines how to execute a virtual recruitment strategy, and provides tips to promote internal migration.

Light Smoker vs. Heavy Smoker: Are Dangers the Same?

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We’ve likely all heard about the health risks associated with being a heavy smoker. But is there any danger with being a light smoker? Unfortunately, yes. Fewer cigarettes per day or per month doesn’t mean they’re safe. While daily tobacco consumption in the U.S.

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Employee Habit vs. Addiction: Knowing When and How to Intervene

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A third of former smokers relapsed as a result of the pandemic. That’s alarming for the employees themselves, but also for your healthcare costs. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your employees’ habits (or even addictions) during the pandemic.

Quiz’ n Win Webinar: Is Job Burnout the New Smoking?

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Just like smoking, job burnout is a risk factor that leaders cannot ignore, especially right now. Burnout and stress continue at all-time highs across many professions. It’s no surprise that 73% of employers cite stress, burnout, and mental health issues as their top workforce challenges.

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How to Reduce Mental Health Stigma, Smoking Stigma in the Workplace

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Like many HR experts, you’re likely wondering how to reduce mental health stigma in the workplace. You may be thinking about ways to promote awareness of mental health treatment. You’ve likely thought about how to make those treatments as accessible as possible to encourage engagement.

Creating a No Smoking Policy in the Workplace that Sticks

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Every state has a no smoking policy in the workplace, right? In the U.S., only 28 states and the District of Columbia have comprehensive smokefree laws that prohibit smoking in all public places and workplaces.

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

Tip Sheet: How to Support Different Generations with Different Types of Tobacco

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Each generation prefers different types of tobacco. So, it should be no surprise that each generation is unique when it comes to what works best to help them quit.

EX Program Presenting with PepsiCo at PBGH Symposium

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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.

Tobacco Surcharge on Health Insurance in Legal Crosshairs: Is Your Wellness Program Compliant?

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There has been a flurry of activity lately involving employer wellness programs that impose a tobacco surcharge on health insurance. Employees at several companies are pushing back on employer wellness programs that require higher health insurance premiums for tobacco users.

3 Ways HR Can Enable Your Employees to Thrive in the Modern Work Environment

Speaker: Candace Giesbrecht - Director of the Remote Performance Academy at Teamit

In this session, Candace Giesbrecht, Director of Teamit’s Remote Performance Academy, will unpack evidence-based approaches to leading more effectively when working apart and explore HR’s unique opportunity in today’s distributed workforces.

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?

5 Things to Know about LGBT Smoking Rates

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June is Pride Month, when people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LBGT) come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. However, current LGBT smoking rates indicate that freedom from tobacco remains a very real struggle.

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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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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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5 Ways to Improve DE&I in the Workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical for an organization’s success. And companies that take bold action to help ensure an inclusive workplace will win every time. Discover how your company can create a culture that celebrates DE&I while achieving higher revenue and growth.

Tip Sheet: How to Implement a Smoking Surcharge on Health Insurance

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A smoking surcharge on health insurance can increase both uptake and engagement in a quit-tobacco program. In fact, EX Program clients that offer an incentive enroll 3.5 times more of their eligible employees than clients that do not offer an incentive.

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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Podcast: The Right Balance of Benefits in a Tight Labor Market

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In today’s labor market, HR leaders are delicately balancing the need for a differentiated benefit offering to attract talent—and all done with a fixed budget.

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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Preserving Culture in the Digital Workspace: A Conversation with An Employee Relations Expert

Speaker: KristyAnne Thompson Boyd, Head of Employee Relations & People Operations and Member of the Forbes HR Council

Recently, scheduling 1:1 time for any HR process -- or even a quick check-in -- is bogged down in a back-and-forth scheduling. So how can we reform our processes and eliminate this feeling of missing an integral part of the employee experience?

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.

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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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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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.

Retention Roadmap: Ways to Reduce Talent Turnover in 2022 and Beyond

Employees are now embracing lifestyle over work – with many migrating to other jobs to find opportunities that better align with their priorities. How can you retain your top talent? Get tips to keep your global employees happy, engaged, and productive.

Quiz’n Win Webinar: Smoking and Back Pain 101

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Smoking and back pain don’t belong on the HR benefit back burner. Just last year, large employers cited musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions as one of the top 5 drivers of employers’ healthcare cost increases.

3 Ways to Promote This Year’s World No Tobacco Day

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Every year, the World Health Organization celebrates World No Tobacco Day to raise awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco and to discourage its use in any form. The goal is to encourage a global 24-hour pause from all forms of tobacco use.

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Play to Get Smart about Smoking and Back Pain

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Smoking and back pain don’t belong on the HR benefit back burner. Just last year, large employers cited musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions as one of the top 5 drivers of employers’ healthcare cost increases.

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.

The Future of HR Compliance: 10 Ways to Minimize Risk

Everything you need to know to avoid risk now and in the future.

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 [.].

Achieving Health Equity through Just-Right Digital Health

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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.

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.

The Power of HR & Automation: How to Keep the “Human” in Human Resource Management with Technology

Speaker: Teresa Smith, Senior Managing Partner, HCM Advisory Group at UKG

Shifting existing teams over to new digital processes during remote times can be a challenge, especially when teams are focused on maintaining the ever-illusive sense of "culture." Join Teresa Smith, Senior Managing Partner, HCM Advisory Group at UKG, for this indispensable discussion on the future of work and HR tech.