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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?

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.

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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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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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7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

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.

4 Rules to Break to Impact Addictions in the Workplace

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The trauma of the past year has led to a surge in mental health needs—and addictive behaviors, both new and relapse. Addictions in the workplace can be compounded by the trauma of the past year.

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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.

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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Why I Help Organizations Like Yours with Nicotine Dependence

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At Mayo Clinic, I supervise a program at the Nicotine Dependence Center that treats more than 2,500 patients every year and educates more than 400 health professionals. I also conduct research efforts into what type of behavioral shifts are most effective for quitting tobacco.

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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

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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What 2021 and COVID-19 Could Mean for Tobacco Use Surcharges

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In today’s environment, incentives that inspire and engage employees in healthy behaviors are more important than ever. And one proven method to motivate people to quit smoking is a tobacco use surcharge.

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Health Plan Buyer’s Guide to Quit-tobacco Programs

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Best-in-class quit-tobacco programs are essential for containing costs and improving care. And whether your health plan focuses on employer groups, Medicaid populations, or both, offering an effective, easy-access tobacco cessation program that members will actually use is a must.

Strange Bedfellows: Smoking and Healthcare Workers

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Every day, those who work in healthcare see the effects of addiction, including smoking. From chronic bronchitis to lung cancer, the outcome of tobacco use is front and center—yet many of these same health professionals still take time out for smoke breaks.

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Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

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).

Vaping and COVID-19 Risk: Another Reason Working Parents Need Help

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When their kids have an issue with vaping, working parents don’t simply sidestep their worry while they work.

Achieving Health Equity through Just-Right Digital Health

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[.]. Read More. The post Achieving Health Equity through Just-Right Digital Health appeared first on EX Program. Events

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How to Choose a Cessation Program that Health Plan Members Want to Use

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A tobacco cessation program is a standard option for many health plans, but now more than ever, standard is often not enough. While the overall prevalence of smoking among U.S.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

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Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

4 Ways to Promote the Benefits of Quitting Tobacco this November

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November is best known for elections, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday. But it’s also packed with special events you can use to raise awareness about the benefits of quitting tobacco to employees or members.

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Wondering How to Quit Smoking Cigarettes? Meet Ralph1955

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When you’re wondering how to quit smoking cigarettes, it can feel like you’re alone in the effort—and that makes it tougher.

Tip Sheet for Health Plans: Ways to Help Members Quit Tobacco During the Pandemic

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Offering a quit-smoking program that actively engages health plan members is more important than ever before As more studies emerge, it’s become clear that smoking is associated with a negative progression and adverse outcomes for COVID-19, and that e-cigarette use is a risk factor as well.

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The Disturbing Link between Heart Disease and Smoking

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During the pandemic, employers and health plans are placing an increased focus on chronic conditions, and for good reason. Ongoing issues like heart disease can drive up health care utilization and costs. Plus, those with chronic conditions are at much higher risk for complications with COVID-19.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Tip Sheet: Education Employees Bothered by Vaping at Work—What Employers Can Do

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The issue of vaping is a much bigger problem in the education workplace than most employers think and now is the time to take action.

Has 2020 Been the Year to Quit Tobacco? Insights from Live Chats

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2020 has been quite a year, hasn’t it? And not just to try to quit tobacco. This year has upended almost every way we normally would approach our lives.

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Why Your Plans for Diversity and Social Justice Should Address Tobacco

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For many years, tobacco use has been talked about as a “lifestyle choice” and a “bad habit.” ” The consequences of smoking are now widely known more than 50 years after the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health in 1964.

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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The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.