Washington – Texas and Wyoming earned the lowest possible scores from the American Lung Association when it comes to smoke-free workplaces, the association states in its annual “State of Tobacco Control” report for 2017.
Atlanta – Smoking costs the U.S. economy more than $300 billion a year in direct medical care costs and lost productivity, including $5.6 billion in productivity losses related to secondhand smoke, according to the CDC Foundation.
Atlanta – About 5.5 million working adults in the United States used electronic cigarettes in 2014, with the prevalence highest among workers in the accommodation and food services industry, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Boston – A flavoring chemical linked to severe respiratory disease in food manufacturing workers has been found in some flavored electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, according to research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.