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Morning commute got you down? Consider moving to Vermont — you may make ,000 out of it.

The state’s governor signed a law Wednesday that will give workers up to ,000 in tax credits to move there through its New Remote Worker Grant Program. The legislation, which goes into effect Jan. 1, is part of a larger effort to augment the state’s declining and aging population and draw more people from the tech workforce there.

In addition to the grant program, Vermont has a statewide policy on flexible working arrangements — a statute meant to protect residents’ right to request flexible working arrangements without fear of retaliation.

Employees aren’t the only ones Vermont is trying to draw to its rolling hills: Companies that move to Vermont can get up to 5,000 in total credits in 2019 and up to 0,000 in 2020 to cover relocation costs, equipment expenses, broadband updates and employee membership fees for co-working spaces.

More companies across the country are allowing employees flexibility, according to Kareem Bakr, director at the global recruitment organization Selby Jennings. Some 50% of companies the firm works with offer at least one day of remote work per year, and 25% allow employees to work full-time from wherever they want outside the office.

“They are becoming more comfortable with employees working remotely because it allows them to tap into different talent pools,” he said. “The biggest incentive is work-life balance.”

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Five dead in E coli outbreak linked to Arizona romaine lettuce

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The high level of carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke reduces the amount of oxygen the blood carries, causing vital organs such as heart, lungs, brain don't receive enough oxygen to perform everyday functions.

"The tobacco industry continues to aggressively promote the use of tobacco products and to hide the dangers of tobacco use; but, we are fighting back to help prevent this ongoing devastation".

Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, said the United Kingdom has the second lowest smoking rate in Europe after Sweden, which proves that the Government's tobacco-control policies are effective.

The World No Tobacco Day is an annual occasion marked on the 31 of May.

The tobacco-free standards were also implemented at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

As the world celebrates the 2018 World No Tobacco Day, WTD, today, the Regional Director, World Health Organisation, WHO, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, said tobacco epidemic constitutes one of the biggest public health threats, killing over seven million people yearly.

The Charity noted that: "e-cigarettes are nearly certainly far safer than smoking, as they do not contain tobacco".

The FSFW global survey, comprising 17,000 participants across 13 countries, also indicates enormous challenges in creating a one-size-fits-all approach to quit smoking. Most of the cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and cancer types, including some 80-85% of lung cancer are caused by long-term smoking.

Greg Sargent: Trump's ugly spin about separated children gives away his game
Even in cases where deportation is deemed necessary, the US should be sending families back whole, not tearing them into pieces. A Central American child who is traveling with a caravan of migrants sleeps at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, April 29, 2018.

4 more deaths linked to romaine lettuce, 2 in Minnesota
Most new cases involve people who became sick two or three weeks ago, when the tainted lettuce was still available for sale. This is the worst multistate outbreak since 2006 , when contaminated spinach was linked to 238 illnesses and five deaths.

Trump flouts federal rule with tweet touting job numbers
That lifted the annual increase in average hourly earnings to 2.7% from 2.6% in April. Economists blamed bad weather for the slowdown in job growth over those two months.

It said lack of awareness about the risks of tobacco use was most common in low and middle-income countries. "We urge the government to take immediate action such as enforce the long delayed 85 percent Pictorial Health Warning (PHW) on cigarette packs to inform about health hazards associated with tobacco use", he said and adding "We need to caution the smokers and others around him on priority basis".

The global health agency, in the report by health experts, said spreading the message that tobacco caused deadly illnesses such as heart disease and stroke helped prevent "needless" loss of life. Let us choose health, not tobacco, Moeti advised.

Support hotlines have been set up and a tax hike has been mooted to tackle smoking in Vietnam, where more than 100 people are killed by smoking-related diseases per day.

"Progress is uneven in protecting consumers from the tobacco industry, " Bettcher said.

WHO estimates that the prevalence of smoking across the world has dropped from 27 per cent at the turn of the century to 20 per cent in 2016.

Another study from UPenn found that it costs employers, on average, ,813 dollars more per year to employ a smoker compared to a non-smoker.

Masses of smokers are instead turning to e-cigarettes, with three million Britons now believed to use the battery-powered devices containing nicotine. But countries must do more to monitor tobacco use in all its forms - not only cigarette smoking.

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