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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.

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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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.

Your Boss Doesn’t Support a Smoke-Free Policy…Now What?

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Not every business leader embraces a smoke-free policy or tobacco-free workplace. Surprised? Don’t be. Today 20% of indoor workers in the U.S. are not yet covered by a 100% smoke-free policy.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

New, Easier Registration Gives Parents of Vapers Quick Tips

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For parents of vapers, a new feature gives quick access to actionable tips they can use to help their child quit. The EX Program recently released a simple registration process for parents to access live chat support from tobacco treatment experts and supportive text messages.

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4 Tips for Including Vaping in Your No Smoking Policy at Work

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With the rising use of e-cigarettes—also called vaping—many HR managers and benefit consultants are playing catch-up to answer questions like: Are e-cigs as harmful as other tobacco products? Should these be handled in a no smoking policy at work?

Solving secondhand vapors in the workplace—and at home

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Like people looking for etiquette tips in the advice column Dear Abby, we regularly receive questions on how to handle tobacco-related issues at work and at home.

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Which Tobacco Products Are Safe? Answers to E-cigarette Questions

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Over 1,000 HR benefit leaders have now tuned in to our “5 Things Employers Need to Know Now about E-cigarettes” webinar. In case you missed it (or as a refresher if it’s been a few months), during our webinar, we shared what we know about e-cigarettes, what we’re learning… AND what we don’t know.

Free vs. Fee-based Smoking Cessation Benefits: Which Work Better?

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It’s a small investment for an employer to provide smoking cessation benefits to employees. But the evidence is quite strong that it makes a big difference. According to researchers at the University of Ohio, $5,816 year is the average cost per employee who smokes, when compared to a non-smoker.

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Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Yes, You Still Have Smokers in Your Workplace

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Now that smoking is no longer the employee health issue it once was, companies can turn their attention to other wellness program strategies, right? Unfortunately not.

New Concerns Form Smokescreen Over Vaping at Work

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With more health and safety questions than answers, employers are examining policy options.

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?

Truth Initiative Expands Executive Team with Key New Hire

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Jennifer Gendron joins the EX Program as Head of Development of Innovations The EX Program from Truth Initiative announced the addition of Jennifer Gendron in the key position of Head of Development, Innovations.

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Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

4 Ways to Increase Engagement in Tobacco Cessation

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What HR needs to know to help employees quit for good Changes in technology, incentive design, and consumer expectations have changed the way that users and wellness programs interact. However, many quit-smoking initiatives have primarily relied on the same methods to get smokers to quit.

How Coaches Approach Quitting E-Cigarettes Differently

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For many of those I coach, quitting tobacco means quitting cigarettes. But to quote Bob Dylan, “times are a-changin’.” Stop-smoking coaches such as myself know there is a growing population that now needs help quitting e-cigarettes, too.

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?

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

When Your Full-Time People Quit Tobacco, Do Gig Workers Quit Too?

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Chances are you have contract workers in your organization now, and if not, you will soon. By 2020, half of the workforce is expected to be freelancing. Of gig workers interviewed, 50% of freelancers said they wouldn’t go back to a traditional job, no matter how much pay they received.

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Kicking Butts: How to Help Employees Quit Tobacco With Incentives

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Tobacco use means higher healthcare costs. Add in the costly ripple effect in other areas, such as increased work absences and greater disability claims, and the business case to focus on incentives for tobacco users is hard to ignore.

Evolving the Benefit Mindset: Tobacco Cessation for a Multigenerational Workforce

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Learn how a multigenerational workforce is shaping employee benefits and insights into generational trends with tobacco use and quitting e-cigarette, cigarette, and chewing tobacco use. [.]. Read More.

How To Help E-Cigarette Users Quit

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Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

6 Strategies for Addressing Workplace Vaping

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Vaping: When, How and What to Include in Your HR Policies

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Your 6 Questions about E-cigs and Vaping in the Workplace

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We had strong interest with 700+ registrants for our “5 Things Employers Need to Know Now about E-cigarettes” webinar this month. Our webinar poll showed more than 50% attended because they have employees who vape.

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Understanding Quit Rates for the Best Smoking Cessation Programs

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When you’re looking for the best smoking cessation program for your population, knowing what questions to ask potential vendors is essential. Even more important, however, is the ability to interpret the responses they give you. What’s your quit rate?”

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The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

Tobacco Nation: Feeling the Burn of Higher Smoking Rates

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Employ workers in Tobacco Nation? Your cost of smoking is staggering. Certain areas of the country have significantly higher smoking rates and poorer health outcomes compared to the rest of the country. We call this 13-state region “Tobacco Nation.”

Clearing the Air on Vaping in the Workplace

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7 Reasons Quit-smoking Help from Health Plans May Not Be Enough

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As part of your company’s health plan, you may already offer quit-smoking help to employees. But here is a trick question: What does that help actually include—and how effective is it in engaging employees and dependents in quitting tobacco?

How to Manage Vaping in the Workplace with Better HR Policies

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When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

Help Employees Protect Their Kids from E-cigarette Risks

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If you thought today’s generation of youth was “nicotine-proofed” from years of successful anti-smoking campaigns, think again. With the youth e-cigarette use reaching Surgeon-General-declared-epidemic levels, now is the time to get smart about e-cigarette risks.

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