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Social Distancing Gives Working Parents Insight into Kids’ Vaping

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With schools closed and stay-at-home orders in full swing due to COVID-19, youth who vape have fewer places to hide their vaping behavior from their parents.

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Tip Sheet: COVID-19 and How to Help Tobacco Users Quit and Stay Quit When Stress Skyrockets

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In today’s environment of social distancing, traditional kinds of support to quit tobacco, such as on-site programs, might not be available. However, digital quit-tobacco programs are.

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Novel Approaches: What Science Says Helps People Quit Tobacco

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Quitting smoking is one of the most challenging addictions to break. Early in my career, I worked with many longtime smokers who had successfully quit drugs like heroin and cocaine. Time after time, they would note the ways that quitting cigarettes was different – and much harder.

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On-demand Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 for Tobacco Users (+ How You Can Help)

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With social distancing, “shelter-in-home” restrictions, stock market turbulence, and a spike in employees working from home, business as usual is no longer usual.

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COVID-19 Return to Workplace Guide: Reopening Facilities Following a Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

Vaping in the Workplace: A Bigger Issue Than You Think

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As the nation begins getting back into the office, protecting employees’ health is a top concern. However, one factor influencing this likely isn’t on the radar for many HR leaders yet, and it should be: vaping in the workplace.

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Top 5 Myths Why Employees Don’t Use Your Cessation Program

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There are many myths about why employees don’t use a tobacco cessation program. But it’s hard for employers to bust those myths if they don’t know what they are. Here are 5 top myths that we hear, as well as the information you need to bust them. Myth 1: Everyone knows we offer a tobacco [.].

Want a Side of Cigarettes with That? How to Curb Smoke Breaks in Hospitality

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With a 30% tobacco use rate, the hospitality industry has one of the largest populations of smokers in the U.S. Many experts speculate that it’s because many of workers in this industry are lower-income and have less education.

Want a Side of Cigarettes with That? How to Curb Smoke Breaks in Hospitality

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With a 30% tobacco use rate, the hospitality industry has one of the largest populations of smokers in the U.S. Many experts speculate that it’s because many of workers in this industry are lower-income and have less education.

4 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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Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

Care About Employee Mental Health? This Matters Too

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In 2020, expanding employee mental health benefits is a top priority for many employers. This makes sense, as more employers find that when they invest in mental health, everyone wins. By connecting employees with effective mental health treatment, they get the critical help they need.

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Tobacco Surcharge: What the Evidence Shows Will Help People Quit

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Nearly 1 out of every 5 employers use tobacco surcharges, according to the 2019 SHRM Employee Benefits Report. A tobacco surcharge or other form of financial incentive can help motivate people to take action who might not feel confident about quitting, or might not be motivated to quit TODAY.

Tobacco Surcharge: What the Evidence Shows Will Help People Quit

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Nearly 1 out of every 5 employers use tobacco surcharges, according to the 2019 SHRM Employee Benefits Report. A tobacco surcharge or other form of financial incentive can help motivate people to take action who might not feel confident about quitting, or might not be motivated to quit TODAY.

5 Things Employers Need to Know Now about E-cigarettes

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Key facts to cut through the confusion about e-cigarette use Vaping. Juuling. E-cigs. If you don’t know these terms for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), you should.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Are All Quit-smoking Texts Created Equal?

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Text messaging, including quit smoking texts, is a proven form of treatment to promote behavioral and physical health issues (including quitting smoking). So, it makes sense why many tobacco cessation programs offer quit-smoking texts.

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With Employee Smoking, Do You Speak Every Generation’s Language?

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Quick quiz about employee smoking: Smokers of which generation are more likely to participate in quit-smoking programs? Which generations prefer guidance to reduce employee smoking, compared to more autonomy and ownership over the process?

Tobacco Cessation, Diabetes, Obesity and COVID-19 Complications

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In New York, 86% of all deaths due to Coronavirus were among people who had underlying illnesses, such as hypertension and diabetes.

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Why Women Smokers Need Your Help to Quit, Especially Now

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In the current crisis, HR leaders are quickly and strategically shifting benefits to better meet evolving workforce needs. With National Women’s Health Week kicking off May 10, more discussions about how to boost the health of female employees are likely to bubble to the surface.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

The Impact of COVID-19 for Tobacco Users (+ How You Can Help)

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With social distancing, “shelter-in-home” restrictions, stock market turbulence, and a spike in employees working from home, business as usual is no longer usual. For employees looking to quit tobacco, high stress levels in the current environment mean it’s no longer “quitting as usual,” either. The data are early in terms of the specific impacts of [.]. Read More. The post The Impact of COVID-19 for Tobacco Users (+ How You Can Help) appeared first on EX Program. Webinars

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Smokeless Tobacco: Just an Issue for Blue-collar Workers?

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Chewing tobacco. Snuff. No matter what it’s called, smokeless tobacco is dangerous. Those who provide healthcare benefits to a blue-collar workforce likely already have these terms on their radar. But if you don’t, you should. Here’s why.

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More Companies Starting to Offer Virtual Support to Parents with Kids Who Vape

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Why e-cigarette use matters As you’ve probably seen by now in the news, vaping rates among teenagers are increasing at an alarming rate. From 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use among high school students increased a whopping 78%! In 2019, 27.5% of high school students—more than 1 in 4—are vaping.

Case Study: Shape Corp.

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At Shape Corp., an automotive and industrial component supplier, the company’s wellbeing culture has a long and strong history. Shape Corp. started its focus on employee wellness in 1993 and has evolved its program every year since. When Shape Corp.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

More Companies Starting to Offer Virtual Support to Parents with Kids Who Vape

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Why e-cigarette use matters As you’ve probably seen by now in the news, vaping rates among teenagers are increasing at an alarming rate. From 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use among high school students increased a whopping 78%! In 2019, 27.5% of high school students—more than 1 in 4—are vaping.

4 Ways Tobacco Use Makes Musculoskeletal Disorders More Costly

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The Surprising Link Between Tobacco and Musculoskeletal Disorders Another day, another sick-day call related to lower back pain, carpal tunnel, strains, or sprains?

4 Ways Tobacco Use Makes Musculoskeletal Disorders More Costly

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The Surprising Link Between Tobacco and Musculoskeletal Disorders Another day, another sick-day call related to lower back pain, carpal tunnel, strains, or sprains?

6 Ways Tobacco Use Hurts Today’s Retail Employers

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In the tight-margin industry of retail, innovating to contain employee healthcare costs is a must. But it isn’t the only thing that matters. Just ask retail giant Walmart—well-recognized both for its cost-effective use of healthcare resources and for prioritizing the employee healthcare experience.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Free and Low-cost Options to Help Tobacco Users During COVID-19 Pandemic

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As a public health non-profit, Truth Initiative considers the health and wellbeing of our community to be our highest priority. This is especially true for tobacco users who may be at higher risk due to COVID-19. The data are early in terms of the specific impacts of the virus on people using tobacco products. We [.]. Read More. The post Free and Low-cost Options to Help Tobacco Users During COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on EX Program. Blogs

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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. Most smokers want to stop, and each year about 50% of all smokers try to stop for good, but only 6% succeed in any given year.

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Unsure What to Do About Tobacco Users in the Workplace?

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Employers in 21 states can discriminate against smokers. However, today’s tight job market is causing some employers with existing no-hire policies of smokers to reconsider.

Unsure What to Do About Tobacco Users in the Workplace?

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Employers in 21 states can discriminate against smokers. However, today’s tight job market is causing some employers with existing no-hire policies of smokers to reconsider.

Building a Resilient Workforce: Employee Engagement and Communication are Key

When employees are engaged and empowered, an organization is better positioned to adapt to market conditions, crises, and complex problems. Find out how to prepare your workforce to better overcome challenges with this free eBook.