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Some Employers Move To Ban Smokers

USA Today: Workplaces Ban Not Only Smoking, But Smokers Themselves
As bans on smoking sweep the USA, an increasing number of employers — primarily hospitals — are also imposing bans on smokers. They won't hire applicants whose urine tests positive for nicotine use, whether cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or even patches (Koch, 1/5).

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