• This US city has stopped hiring smokers for jobs

    This US city has stopped hiring smokers for jobs

    Published Date : 05-Aug-2019 9:30:02 IST

    Dayton officials say the southwestern Ohio city will no longer hire people who flunk pre-employment tests for tobacco and nicotine. The Dayton Daily News reports the change is intended to encourage a healthier workplace and reduce the city’s health costs. Dayton human resources director Kenneth Couch says employees who smoke cost thousands of dollars more annually in medical costs and lost productivity. The new policy doesn’t apply to smokers already on the payroll. But new applicants will be tested for tobacco and nicotine.

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