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Smoker Hiring Ban Debate

Sources: Philadephia InquirerForbes, The Atlantic, Medpage Today, Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2013

The New England Journal of Medicine featured two perspective essays about the smoker hiring ban by two groups of Penn researchers. David Asch, Kevin Volpp and Ralph Muller highlight the reasons an employer would want to implement a no-smoking policy for new hires in their article "Conflicts and Compromises in Not Hiring Smokers." The opposing article, written by Harald Schmidt, Kristin Voigt and Ezekiel Emanuel, points out the ethical issues behind the ban in their article "The Ethics of Not Hiring Smokers."


Novel Approaches to Improve Health Behaviors

Source: The Incidental Economist, July 7, 2012

The Incidental Economist highlights CHIBE as the group to watch "if you are interested in novel approaches to improve health behaviors within and outside the formal healthcare system." The article cites the New England Journal of Medicine perspectives piece written by David Asch, Ralph Muller and Kevin Volpp titled "Automated Hovering in Health Care- Watching Over the 5000 Hours."