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Starting Feb. 1, Memorial Hospital no longer will hire people who use tobacco products, making the hospital one of a small number of employers nationwide that consider smoking status in job applicants.
Tenn. Code Ann. § 50-1-304 (2004) Prohibits an employer from discharging or terminating an employee solely for using an agricultural product not regulated by the alcoholic beverage commission that is not otherwise proscribed by law, provided that the employee uses such agricultural products outside of working hours or complies with all applicable employer policies regarding such use during working hours.
The state performer in antismoking propaganda was Adolf Hitler. As one magazine put it: "brother national socialist, do you know that our Führer is against smoking and think that every German is responsible to the whole people for all his deeds and emissions, and does not have the right to damage his body with drugs?"
Originally posted by recycled
I agree it reflects bad upon a hospital, and this isn't the only hospital moving in this direction. My fear is, it won't stop at just hospitals.