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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.

Creating a No Smoking Policy in the Workplace that Sticks

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When Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? Answer: November

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, making it a good time to take a deeper look at the disease and its significant impact on individuals, employers, and health plans. The American Association for Cancer Research cites lung cancer as the most common cause of cancer death—not just in the U.S.,

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How to Handle a Hybrid or Remote Workers Policy for Tobacco Use

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Should a hybrid work or remote workers policy for tobacco use be the same as the policy for on-site workers? Both fully remote and hybrid work options present challenges to adopting, implementing, and enforcing tobacco use policies at work.

Capitalizing on Today’s Employer Landscape: Implementing a Competitive Ancillary Benefits Strategy

Speaker: John-Paul Macedo, Business Consultant at CoAdvantage

In this webinar with HR business consultant JP Macedo, you will gain knowledge, tools, and takeaway resources that you can put into practice for your employees. This session will transform how you approach benefits options in your organization and provide important insight into why ancillary benefits help retain quality talent.

Smoking and Health Care Costs: How Soon After Quitting Do Companies See Savings?

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Smoking and health care costs are like mosquitoes and bug bites; they often appear together. But what happens when someone quits smoking? How soon will your company start to see health care cost savings? Here’s what the research shows.

How Much Does Vaping Cost Individuals and Employers?

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The staggering costs of smoking to individuals, employers, and society have been well documented for decades. Now, new research published in the journal Tobacco Control provides some of the first evidence of the costs of e-cigarette use. Using national data on nearly 110,000 U.S.

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Choosing a Solid Partner in a Turbulent Digital Health Market

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In 2021, the digital health market seemed unstoppable, with growth-driven startups attracting major funding. This uptick in activity began in response to COVID-19 when demand for tech-heavy services like virtual care prompted significant innovation.

EX Program Helps Answer “How to Help Your Child Stop Vaping?”

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The EX Program recently launched a robust suite of new resources to support parents of youth or young adults who are vaping.

Why Tobacco Cessation Programs Need to Stay in Your Benefits Mix

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Employers have had to make tough choices about benefits budgets in the past few years to recruit top talent, affect employee health, respond to the pandemic, and contain spending. Among employers with 5,000 or more employees, tobacco cessation programs have remained a priority.

Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

Why ban menthol cigarettes (and why it matters)

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With the recently proposed ruling from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you may be wondering why ban menthol cigarettes? Here’s why it’s a big deal, especially for health plans that serve priority populations. What is menthol?

How Resources to Quit Smoking in Spanish Can Fuel Quit Efforts

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For many employers and health plans, offering support to quit smoking in Spanish is not a nice-to-have. It’s a must have, and for good reason. Sources: [link] [link] [link] But Spanish quit support doesn’t mean a provider can simply take cessation resources and translate them.

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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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.


The Changing World of HR: Prepare Your HCM for the Future

Speaker: Mark Stelzner - Founder & Managing Principal at IA

Join Mark Stelzner of IA as he discusses how to optimize your current HCM system and the opportunities for new tech.

Is Job Burnout the New Smoking?

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At first glance, it might seem like job burnout and tobacco use are 2 separate detrimental issues when it comes to health. However, they actually have much more in common than you might think.

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Is It Too Late to Quit Smoking?

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In our online EX Community, members who have smoked for 30 or more years often ask “is it too late to quit smoking?” EX Community member Kikison08, for example, writes, “I feel like it’s too late for me.

Tobacco Use Trends You Need to Know from New CDC Data

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Because tobacco use trends show a decline in cigarette smoking over the past several decades, it’s easy to imagine this downward trajectory would continue. Unfortunately, the truth is more complicated. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 1 in 5 U.S.

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.

Reframing the Way We Work: How to Take Advantage of Disruptions

Speaker: Stela Lupushor, Founder, Reframe.Work Inc.

The work world is changing faster than ever before. How can we future-proof the organization we work for or with, our team’s impact, or our personal ability to continuously transform and upskill? In this exclusive webinar, Stela Lupushor will help you navigate this new reality.

EX Program Presenting at National Alliance for Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

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[.]. Read More. from EX Program Presenting at National Alliance for Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. The post EX Program Presenting at National Alliance for Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions appeared first on EX Program. Events

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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.

Tobacco Surcharge on Health Insurance in Legal Crosshairs: Is Your Wellness Program Compliant?

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There has been a flurry of activity lately involving employer wellness programs that impose a tobacco surcharge on health insurance. Employees at several companies are pushing back on employer wellness programs that require higher health insurance premiums for tobacco users.

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?

What You Really Need to Know to Build an Effective Global Hiring Strategy

Speaker: Carrie Corbin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hope Leigh Marketing Group

Join Carrie Corbin, Global Workplace Executive, Strategist, and Consultant, for this discussion on some of the most common questions around building a global hiring and attraction strategy.

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.


Tailored Text Message and Web Intervention for Smoking Cessation in U.S. Socioeconomically-Disadvantaged Young Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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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.


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.


The Empowered Workforce: A Human-Centric Approach to the Employee Experience & Retention

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane

As Yoda is known to say, "Do or do not, there is no try." Join Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane, for this insightful discussion on meeting talent where they are and creating empowering experiences.

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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Quiz’ n Win Webinar: Is Job Burnout the New Smoking?

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Just like smoking, job burnout is a risk factor that leaders cannot ignore, especially right now. Burnout and stress continue at all-time highs across many professions. It’s no surprise that 73% of employers cite stress, burnout, and mental health issues as their top workforce challenges.

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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.


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.

10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

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.

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.

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.


Tip Sheet: How to Support Different Generations with Different Types of Tobacco

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Each generation prefers different types of tobacco. So, it should be no surprise that each generation is unique when it comes to what works best to help them quit.

How to Improve Team Effectiveness & Reduce Workplace Stressors Through Exceptional Culture

Speaker: Galen Emanuele - President, Shift Yes LLC

Having a great workplace culture increases engagement and performance, yet many leadership teams lack the tools they need to successfully develop one. In this webinar, you will receive guidance on how to adapt your workplace culture and improve your employee experience.