Skip Nav
Harry Potter
66 DIY Harry Potter Halloween Costumes For the Wizards at Heart
Budget Tips
7 Genius Ways to Save Money at Bed Bath & Beyond
Self Improvement
44 Quote Tattoos That Will Change Your Life

Smoking Bans at Companies

Brilliant or Baffling: Companies Refusing to Hire Smokers

It appears that more and more hospitals and firms are reluctant to hire smokers, according to the Wall Street Journal. In fact, job hunters may have to undergo nicotine urine tests, and new hires who are caught smoking on the job may face firing. The incentives behind the "tobacco-free hiring" include less expenditures for the company — firms have to spend $3,391 per smoker on health care and lower worker productivity costs. What do you think of this new trend, is this brilliant or baffling?

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
kh61582 kh61582 5 years
I am not a smoker and I hate being around people while they smoke but the fact is it's not illegal and it's still a personal choice and freedom so I think it's not right that a company will refuse to hire you if you choose to smoke.
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 5 years
I think it's brilliant! One of my coworkers smells so horrible all the time and her office smells like stale cigarettes, it's gross. Not to mention, I hate that when I go outside on a break for **fresh** air, I'm overwhelmed my the stank of cigarette smoke.
amber512 amber512 5 years
Doesn't affect me! Am so glad none of my coworkers smoke. Well..that I know of! ;)
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
Interesting. I can get behind the general concept, if they included other unhealthy life style choices. But those are generally harder to identify than whether or not someone smokes.
Why You Should Take Entry-Level Jobs
Questions to Ask During a Job Interview
Dos and Don'ts at Job Interviews
What Annoys Hiring Managers
How to Respond When Asked For Salary Requirements
Best Words to Use on a Resume
Interview Mistakes

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Career & Money