Robert D. MacLean

FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study released on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 finds you’re still better off in the long run. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

VA extends smoking ban to employees, irking union

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department’s smoking ban at medical facilities now extends to its employees, something their union is…

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