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Blog spotlight: Butt out: TN hospital will no longer hire nurses who smoke

Nurse Leader Insider, January 25, 2010

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The next time you get ready for a pre-employment drug test, remember to stay away from poppy seed bagels. You may also have to make sure you are not a smoker.

Beginning in February, Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN, will no longer hire potential employees who smoke or test positive for nicotine. Officials at Memorial Hospital believe hospitals need to set a healthy example for the community, and think not hiring smokers is a step in the right direction.

However, not everyone agrees with Memorial Hospital.

To read more on Memorial Hospital's decision and to leave your comments, click here.



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