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Snuffing Out Employee Tobacco Use: The Trend Towards No-Nicotine Hiring Policies

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Policies prohibiting employees from smoking while on duty are widespread, but a developing trend represents even stricter regulation of employee smoking habits. An increasing number of employers are considering no-nicotine hiring policies, raising the question of the extent to which employers may influence employee lifestyle choices when those choices spill over to the workplace.

This article covers federal and Washington State law. Please check your state and local law to determine whether there are prohibitions on no-nicotine hiring policies in your locality.


Curran, Keelin

Jones, Karin

Stoel Rives LLP

Law, Employment

February 7, 2011

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