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A Closer Look (Health and Work) #891062

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 23, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A look at wellness programs in business introduced.

(Chicago: Barbara Pinto) The business industry's war on unhealthy employee habits featured; details given about the suspension by Whirlpool of workers for smoking outside the factory and actions taken by other companies, including Scotts and Alaska Airlines; scenes shown from the Evansville, Indiana, Whirlpool plant. [Challenger, Gray and Christmas CEO John CHALLENGER†- says employers are moving towards preventive health care that can be intrusive; states the issue is when do you stop.] [On the street, two MEN - talk about health insurance.] Statistics on companies giving health insurance discounts to non-smokers cited. [Action on Smoking and Health director John BANZHAF†- says employers want to keep health costs down.]

Gibson, Charles;
Pinto, Barbara

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