Worker Health and Wellness


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Paid sick leave

Supporters say paid time off can prevent the spread of illness – and reduce on-the-job injuries
Supporters of sick leave policies say they help prevent the spread of disease and on-the-job injuries. Critics claim they are burdensome and costly to employers.
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CDC: Number of adult smokers drops but disparities remain

Washington – The number of adults in the United States who smoke cigarettes fell below 40 million for the first time since modern recordkeeping began in 1965 – but not everyone has benefited from the trend. Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the country, according to two new reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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