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Colorado Springs company will not hire tobacco users

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services plans to stop hiring tobacco users beginning Jan. 1 — a move meant to make its hospitals healthier despite concerns it could discriminate against smokers. The new policy by Centura Health, the local system’s parent, comes amid other changes at Penrose-St. Francis aimed at improving employees’ health, said Margaret Sabin, Penrose-St. Francis’ president and chief executive. ...

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E-cigarettes’ popularity brings shops to Midland

Since 2003, e-cigarettes and vaporizers have grown from a small group of users to a global market worth more than $1.8 billion in 2013, according to figures provided by Wells Fargo tobacco analyst Bonnie Herzog. The rapid rise of e-cigarettes and vaping has led to a burgeoning market both online and on the ground, as some entrepreneurs open stores exclusively ...

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