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The statistics are alarming. Between 2017 and 2018, e-cigarette use rose by more than 75% for high school teens and by nearly 50% for middle school-age children. Moreover, many youth don't realize that e-cigarettes are harmful and contain nicotine. The most commonly sold e-cigarette, the Juul cartridge, contains about as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.
We’ve been thinking a lot about obesity this year, and the fact that most of us - as well as the animals under our care, including in zoos and labs - continue to gain weight. According to the New York Times, “something about the environment is making many of us as fat as our genetic makeup permits.”
Global Business Group on Health reviews the 2018 year. What have been the top interests of GBGH members in 2018? What are your peers most concerned with?
The best places to work are making the parenthood journey a joyful one, according to a recent Fortune article featuring Business Group members Comcast and pWc for their innovative approaches to supporting new parents.
According to Bill Strahan, executive vice president of human resources for Comcast Cable, “You don’t have to hide your family here."
No company today can afford to ignore the business impact of paid parental leave and its role in the competitive benefits landscape.
Currently, the 20 largest U.S. employers invest in paid parental leave and more forward-thinking companies are integrating family-friendly policies into their workforce than ever before.
Why? To attract, retain and engage talent, especially from incoming generations.
Our aging population, increased prevalence of chronic diseases, delayed retirement, higher divorce rates among Baby Boomers, geographically dispersed families and shortage of trained caregivers is causing an unprecedented caregiver crunch.
To help employers understand the caregiving experience and how it affects their employees and their bottom line, the Business Group created a new infographic – The Impact of Caregiving on Work.