Should employers be allowed to discriminate against smokers
By Steve Helmer
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
October 24, 2006 8:26am CST
With the cost of health insurance rising for businesses, do you think they should be allowed to not hire someone on the basis they are a smoker (which can be determined by a pre-employment screening, similiar to a drug test) since they are likely to have more health problems. I think they should.
• United States
13 Nov 06
It would depend on what the Job entails. If it is working with patients, I think they need to Practice what they Preach or not be in that field. But for most jobs, I think Smoking should not play a factor, including Health insurance. Just wish it could be enforced a little more on how long a Smoke break should be, and to make sure they are the length away they really need to be.