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DoD fights battle of the bulge

Top initiatives addressing nutrition, exercise and smoking will be implemented department-wide, Capt. Kim Elenberg, program manager for Population Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio program.

Tags: DoD , Agency of the Month , military healthcare , wellness programs , obesity , alcohol abuse , Kim Elenberg , DHA , Lauren Larson , nutrition

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 12:44pm EDT

Smokers are people too, aren't they?

No ifs, ands or butts. Smoking is an issue at many federal agencies. A lot of nonsmokers resent giving people time off for what they consider is an unhealthy, smelly habit. But smokers say what they are doing is no worse than people who overeat or use their government computers for some naughty purposes. Where there's smoke there's fire.

Tags: Mike Causey , smoking ban , workforce , pay and benefits , communication , efficiency in government , National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees , Federal Dispute Resolution Conference

Monday - 08/20/2012, 02:00am EDT

Where there's smoke, there's more smoke

In most federal offices, the practice of on-the-job-smoking has gone with the wind, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for some feds, isolated pockets for smokers outside the building need to be pushed even further downwind.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , federal buildings

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 02:00am EDT

Navy bans smoking on submarines reports on the policy to prevent secondhand smoking's effects on other sailors.

Tags: DoD Report , Navy , secondhand smoke , John Donnelly , Dorobek Insider ,

Monday - 01/03/2011, 03:29pm EST

New graphic cigarette labels will cause smokers to stop, think

Rebecca W. Hamilton, associate professor of marketing, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Tags: Rebecca W. Hamilton , Robert H. Smith School of Business , The University of Maryland , new labels

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 08:16pm EDT

Smoker shock

Dave Ross, commentator

Tags: Dave Ross , FDA , Food and Drug Administration

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:00pm EDT

DoD encourages servicemembers to quit smoking

The Air Force Times reports that the DoD Alcohol and Tobacco Advisory Committee is launching an effort to get active members and veterans to kick the habit.

Tags: DoD Report , New Year's resolution , military , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 10:57am EST

Smoking banned at Fairfax Co. bus shelters

The ban on smoking inside Fairfax County bus shelters goes into effect Dec. 1. Violators will face $25 fines.

Tags: smoking ban , buses , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , Colleen Kelleher

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 10:06am EDT

Kids with moms who smoke likely to take up habit

A study sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds children aged 12 to 17 who live with a smoking mother are nearly three times as likely to take up the habit.

Tags: kids and smoking , DEAion , Department of Health and Human Services

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 10:02pm EDT