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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.

Top Facts about COPD and Smoking

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and smoking are like lightning and thunder; they often go together. COPD refers to a group of diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

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Smoking and Surgery: Even Short-term Quits Can Improve Outcomes

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You likely know quitting smoking reduces the risk of serious problems like cancer. What may surprise you is the relationship between smoking and surgery.

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.

Virtual Onboarding: The 5 Keys to Success in 2022

Speaker: Kate Pavlina and Jon-Paul Jaramillo

The pandemic made virtual onboarding our new reality. Initially seen as a band-aid solution, it is quickly becoming a permanent part of the new world of work. Join this webinar, featuring guests from Amazon and Sundt, to uncover a tried-and-tested framework for virtual onboarding––and how to bring the experience to life.

How Does Tobacco Use Negatively Impact Personal Finances?

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So just how does tobacco use negatively impact personal finances? To answer that, think about this: Would an extra $300 or so each month help your cash-strapped employees? It’s possible to add sizable dollars like this to their wallets when you help them quit tobacco.

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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.

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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How to Help the Hard-to-Reach Quit Tobacco

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Think your employees who smoke lack motivation to quit or don’t want your help? Not true. The good news is that over 70% of smokers WANT to quit. Hear what works to help employees who use tobacco—including those who are difficult to reach—quit for good.

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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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Montgomery County ADAMHS Campaign is Right on the Money

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In search of a solution to better engage tobacco users in quitting, Montgomery County ADAMHS partnered with Truth Initiative to launch the EX Program in September 2020.

Delivery of Smoking Cessation Treatment via Live Chat: An Analysis of Client-centered Coaching Skills and Behavior Change Techniques

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Abstract Objective: This qualitative study explored whether evidence-based tobacco cessation treatment components can be deployed via web-based live chat coaching. Methods: N = 100 randomly selected chats were coded.

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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What Hourly Workers Want More than Money

Big companies are driving up wages, but there are other ways to compete for talent. Attract talented, ambitious people by giving them more control over their lives. Hourly workers want to make their daily lives and financial lives more predictable. Employers can assist by offering early access to pay, flexible scheduling, healthcare assistance, benefits where possible, and paid leave options.

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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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 [.].

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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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.

The Guide to Finding Global Talent

Remote work has opened the doors to hiring the best talent anywhere. Discover how building a talent hub in a specific geographic region can help grow your company. Learn key factors to consider when creating a hub and suggested locations.

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.

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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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.

Witness the HR Digital Transformation Journey of Coca-Cola

A case study on how Coca-Cola transformed employee experience, addressed remote working challenges and streamlined routine workflows using AI

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.

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.

And Just Like That…You Wonder: How Bad Are Cigars?

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If you didn’t catch the first episode of the Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That…you likely heard about it. It ends with John Preston, aka Mr. Big, dead from a heart attack. Big lived a life of “weekly cigars” and steaks. But could those cigars really have played a role in his death?

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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.

How the Candidate Experience Is Your Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Kevin W. Grossman, TAS, HCS | Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President

During this informative webinar, Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President, Kevin Grossman, will share insights from their candidate experience benchmark research and teach you how the candidate experience is your competitive advantage.

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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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.

How the Benefits of Tobacco Cessation Extend Beyond Employees

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When it comes to the benefits of tobacco cessation, employees and employers aren’t the only ones with something to gain. As an employer thinking about 2022 benefits, you want employees to have a proven solution for changing tobacco use, but what about their family members?

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Swiping Right on HR Tech: How Tinder and Southern Cross Automate Their Hiring & Onboarding Process

Speaker: Nora Diaz de Leon and Nicole Moore

Paperwork, endless email threads, and other manual tasks have kept HR from focusing on what they do best. sound familiar? Sign up for this webinar from Tinder and Southern Cross, to learn how they use the latest in HR tech to streamline their hiring and onboarding experience.

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).