Is recruitment ban for home smokers discrimination?
Read our related editorial: The right to do ourselves harm BANNING smoking in the office is one thing, but refusing to hire smokers may damage their health and exacerbate social inequalities. The World Health Organization stopped hiring smokers in 2005, while the US National Cancer Institute has suggested that the preferential hiring of non-smokers would help to discourage smoking. A handful of US companies has adopted the policy in recent years. “We’re trying to eliminate smoking,” says Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio,