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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 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.

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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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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.

Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Kirsten Ferro, Vice President of Employer Sales at Carrot Fertility

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.

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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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.

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?

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.

Top Strategies for Promoting Smoking Cessation Pregnancy Programs

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Promoting smoking cessation pregnancy programs can be a complex issue. For health plans, healthcare systems, and employers, it can be difficult to know if a pregnant woman is using tobacco unless she discloses the addiction. Fortunately, there are still ways you can help.

Global Growth Playbook: Scaling a Remote-First Company

Today, nearly half of companies plan to continue offering some form of remote work flexibility to their employees. In this guide, we will explain what a remote-first company is and how you can quickly and efficiently pivot to this workforce model.

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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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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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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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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The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes thereby making your job as an accountant more efficient.

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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EX Program Is a Proud Sponsor of the Lockton Benefits Conference

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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.

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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Fertility & Infertility 101: Why Fertility Benefits Are A Necessity and Not A Luxury

Speaker: Jackie Blanco, RN, BSN, Senior Manager of Medical Operations at Carrot Fertility & Nate Fournier, Enterprise Account Executive, Carrot Fertility

As an HR leader, the benefits you offer deeply impact employees' personal lives. In this webcast, we will provide you with an overview of fertility and infertility benefits, what different fertility journeys involve, and how you can best support your employees each step of the way.

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.

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.

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 [.].

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.

Global Guide to Hiring Digital Nomads

The growing digital nomad workforce offers companies new opportunities to expand their global teams. In this guide, you’ll discover key factors to consider before hiring digital nomads, as well as recommended locations that offer tailored visa programs.

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.

8 Tricky Questions with Answers from Quit-tobacco EXperts

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At a recent in-person event, we met with HR leaders like yourself who posed some tricky questions they needed help navigating. For example: “Our executives use tobacco. How do I convince them to offer a quit-tobacco program?” And: “We stopped using a tobacco surcharge during the pandemic.

Truth Initiative Named One of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022

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Attract Top Talent with 2022's Global Workforce Trends Report

In 2022, employee retention, work-life balance, and global team engagement will be top-of-mind for companies. This requires more diligence than ever, as being aware of the upcoming workforce trends will help boost retention and attract top global talent.

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.

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.

Do Cigarette Taxes Work? See What Helps Smokers Quit.

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Do cigarette taxes work with smoke-free laws to help people quit tobacco? If you operate in a state with strong smoke-free laws and high tobacco taxes, you might think there’s nothing else you can do to help employees quit. However, the truth isn’t as clear-cut as that.

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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.

Corporate Tell-All: International Expansion Horror Stories

Behind the rose-tinted view of global expansion, there are more ghastly tales, many involving a multitude of country-specific laws and regulations. Fail to abide, and you’re risking lawsuits, high monetary costs, permanent reputational damage, and even jail time.

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 a Menthol Cigarettes Ban Could Help Black Communities

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been urged to implement a menthol cigarettes ban for over a decade. In April 2021, the FDA reported that it plans to move forward to remove menthol from cigarettes and all flavors, including menthol, from cigars.

Tip Sheet: How to Conduct a Tobacco Use Survey with Employees

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Who needs a tobacco use survey these days to assess prevalence in their population? The answer might be you and your company. Here’s why: With more remote workers, smoking, vaping, and chew tobacco use in the workplace today aren’t always obvious.

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.

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