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Some Companies May Reject Job Seekers Who Smoke19:25

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The Massachusetts Hospital Association has decided it won't hire smokers anymore, and it hopes its decision will encourage member institutions to follow suit. However, some wonder if the move might be a slippery slope toward discriminating against people with other unhealthy habits, such as drinking or overeating.


  • Lynn Nicholas, president and CEO, Massachusetts Hospital Association
  • Andrew Tarsy, executive director, Progressive Business Leaders Network


This program aired on November 2, 2010.

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