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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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3 Big Social Determinants Driving Tobacco Use in Your Workforce

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How to Tackle Social Factors Imperiling Employee Health With laws limiting where people can smoke, it might seem like tobacco use is fast becoming a relic of the past, along with smoky restaurants and office ashtrays. Unfortunately, that’s far from the case.

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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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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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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.

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.

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?

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.

7 Ways Bigfoot and Smokers at Work Are Alike + 1 Key Difference

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When it comes to mythological creatures, Bigfoot may not get as much attention as unicorns and dragons, but there’s one enormous reason you should learn about him. He works for you.

7 Ways Bigfoot and Smokers at Work Are Alike + 1 Key Difference

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When it comes to mythological creatures, Bigfoot may not get as much attention as unicorns and dragons, but there’s one enormous reason you should learn about him. He works for you.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Case Study: City of Danville

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Like many employers, the City of Danville includes tobacco use on their list of employee health concerns. About 19% of the City of Danville’s workforce uses some form of tobacco, compared to the U.S. adult rate of 14%.

Health Plan Dollars Can Fund Your Smoking Cessation Program

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Did you know you can use funding from your health plan to buy a point solution for tobacco cessation? Many employers don’t realize that some insurance carriers will pay companies to implement wellness programs. These wellness dollars are available to fully insured and self-insured companies.

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.

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.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

Retailers: 4 Clues You Need a Quit-smoking Program ASAP

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In retail, 24% of employees use tobacco; that’s about 1 in 4 employees. But for some employers, this alone isn’t enough reason to offer employees a quit-smoking program. Sound like your company?

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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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?

Truth Initiative Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2020

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Truth Initiative has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2020. According to Fast Company, Truth Initiative “smartly responded with new truth ads aimed at curbing vaping” and innovative efforts to help young people quit vaping. [.].

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

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.

Why Your Workplace Cares about Kicking Butts this March

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March 18 is National Day of Action, a fresh take on Kick Butts Day, a day for youth to speak out and raise awareness about the problems associated with tobacco use. You may be thinking: How does this relate to our workplace—and why should I care about promoting it to employees? Let me explain.

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Why Your Workplace Cares about Kicking Butts this March

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March 18 is National Day of Action, a fresh take on Kick Butts Day, a day for youth to speak out and raise awareness about the problems associated with tobacco use. You may be thinking: How does this relate to our workplace—and why should I care about promoting it to employees? Let me explain.

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Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

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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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.

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 [.].

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 [.].

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

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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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.

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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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.