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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?

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