CalPERS, Safeway Announce Smoking Cessation Efforts
At a smoking cessation forum hosted by the Commonwealth Club of California on Monday, CalPERS announced that it has asked its three health insurers to boost member participation in smoking cessation programs by 20% next year. Meanwhile, Safeway said its Pleasanton headquarters will become smoke- and tobacco-free as of July 1. Meanwhile, CDC Director Julie Gerberding, a panelist at the forum, discussed smoking cessation efforts in a local public radio interview.
- "Employers Ponder Tough Tactics To Halt Smoking" (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/17).
- "Same-Sex Marriage Gets Underway/Stop Smoking Programs" (Musiker, "KQED News," KQED, 6/16).