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How your company is watching your waistline

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By Kathleen Kingsbury

(Reuters) - Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels.


For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More recently, a small number charged smokers slightly higher premiums to get them to quit.

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