pandemic how employees were going to be protected if they were to ever become infected. I especially wondered how nurses were going to be covered financially if they were to become infected while working with COVID-19 positive patients. I am relieved to know that workers are protected by this legislative bill you shared with us. I know at one time it was rumored that my employer was going to make the infected employee use their PTO as compensation during their quarantine. But, as time went on, and staff members fell ill, I learned that my company will indeed still pay the employee seventy percent of their wage with the employee having the option to cover the other thirty percent from their PTO. In my opinion, that is a better alternative than having to use one's full PTO for what is going on in the world and what we are subjected to. Thank you for sharing this bill with us - it was very informative! Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Katie Boykin Katie Boykin YesterdayJul 7 at 5:25am Manage Discussion Entry
The bill I have chosen is named The Tobacco 21 measure, or also known as Senate Bill 21. The Texas Medical Association states this bill has been recently passed in Texas to prevent persons under the age of twenty-one from purchasing tobacco products legally. Previously, the legal tobacco- buying age was eighteen years old. With Senate Bill 21, there are hopes to prevent more tobacco-related hospitalizations, diagnoses, and keep the overall population healthier for longer. Legislatures believe this is a huge stride in tarnishing the tobacco industry because researchers have concluded that a vast majority of smokers developed their nicotine habit before the age of twenty-one. Texas is now one of fifteen states who have since raised the legal tobacco purchasing age to twenty-one (Price, 2019). I agree with this legislation because I believe we can easily change the lives of young people before they are dented from addiction. Vaping has gained lots of popularity among the younger generations and I am personally seeing an increase of respiratory-related admissions in people under the age of thirty due to their tobacco habits. It will impact the community by relieving some of the stress of smoking in public and less hospital admissions if addiction rates decrease. Even vaping, which contains tobacco products, has shown to cause harm and hospitalizations in young adults even though they are believing that vaping is "healthier" than the alternative (Azad, 2019). Reference Azad, A. (2019, August 3). Retrieved from - wisconsin-illinois/index.html (Links to an external site.) Price, S. (2019, August). Retrieved from (Links to an external site.) Reply Reply to Comment o Collapse Subdiscussion Tara Art Tara Art YesterdayJul 7 at 5:25pm Manage Discussion Entry Katie, I agree with you that this is an important bill. If we can help prevent our young people from being exposed to tobacco products at an early age, perhaps we can curb some of the addiction. Both of my parents
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