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Foundations and Current Issues in IR/HR (IRE 2001)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 2001, with research papers and assignments.

Smoking & the Workplace

Smoking - Books Available Through U of T Libraries

Possible Search Terms

(smok*) AND (work*)


Databases for searching:

Summons     ProQuest     Google Scholar (articles available through the UofT catalogue)

Getting You Started

MacLeod Law Firm, April 4, 2014: "Is Smoking a Disability?," by Nicole Simes

The Toronto Star, March 18, 2014: "Can a company refuse to hire a smoker?," by Sheryl Smolkin

CBC Radio, The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti, April 23, 2013: "Smokers need not apply" [podcast, 23:59 min.]

Articles from the Canadian HR Report [must be accessed via the UofT catalogue]:

  • "Arizona county proposes hiring ban, extra charge for smokers," by David Schwartz (August 7, 2014)
  • "Company smoking bans could help employees butt out: Conference Board" (June 18, 2013)
  • "Smokers need not apply," by Sarah Dobson (May 6, 2013)

The Conference Board of Canada, June 2013: "Smoking Cessation and the Workplace: Briefing 2 -- Smoking Cessation Programs in Canadian Workplaces," by Elyse Lamontagne, Carole Stonebridge [You must create a Conference Board of Canada e-Library account to access this resource. Click here to learn how.]

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, November 3, 2009: "Can I refuse to hire a smoker?," Naomi E. Calla and Susan E. Sorensen

Heenan Blaikie LLP,  October 31, 2009: "Smoke-free workplace policies: how far can one go without breaking the law?"

NBER Working Paper, May 2007: "How Do Workplace Smoking Laws Work? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Local Laws in Ontario, Canada," by Christopher Carpenter

Smoking - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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