Daily Archives: January 2, 2012

Are employers moving to only hire the healthy?

We’ve entered the era when tobacco addiction can snuff out job offers.

Tobacco ruled in Asheville in the 1890s

Last year, I published a “Top Ten Most Historically Resonant Local Stories” list, and a reader wrote to say my list was too obvious — even though bears were on top in a tip of the hat to their totemic status.

Anti-tobacco funding gone up in smoke

When it comes to tobacco use, there is a problem of willpower. It’s not limited to smokers who can’t resist the urge for one more cigarette. It also affects state lawmakers, most of whom can’t summon the willpower to spend tobacco settlement and tax money on smoking prevention and cessation.