Florida hospital now testing job applicants for nicotine

Florida hospital now testing job applicants for nicotine

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CLERMONT, FLA. -

A hospital in Orlando prides itself on being a non-smoking campus.  Now it's going one step further. 

The hospital says it does not hire smokers...and will now begin testing for nicotine as part of the job application.

The new testing goes into effect November 1st.

If a potential employee tests positive for nicotine, they will not be eligible for the job.  They can re-apply and re-test after 180 days.

The hospital says the new testing policy is to cut down on insurance costs, as well as setting a good example for patients.

 

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