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Companies Can Decide Not To Hire Nicotine Users In 21 States

U-Haul, based in Phoenix, Arizona, plans to stop interviewing and hiring nicotine users beginning Feb. 1. The company says it’s part of an effort to create a healthier corporate culture.

Arizona is one of 21 states where it is legal for employers to not hire someone because they smoke, vape or use other nicotine products.

Here & Now’s Robin Young talks to Roben Farzad (@robenfarzad), host of Public Radio’s Full Disclosure, about the policy.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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