Two Phila. Hospitals Say They Won't Hire Smokers

, Corporate Counsel


The giant University of Pennsylvania Health System and the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have joined the ranks of employers who are banning smokers—not just from hospital property but also from their employee rosters.

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  • Tom

    Slippery slope indeed. If they are looking at this from a risk standpoint, then the next step is either eliminating obese people from consideration, or at the very least making them pay an insurance surcharge (which I support).

    Obese people make a decision not to put the fork down, or get enough exercise. Not that much different from making the decision to smoke - both serve immediate gratification, to the great detriment of long term health.

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