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Deacon Blues
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   Posted 4/24/2011 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I am interested in the opinion of WE THE PEOPLE on this issue, and it may get our minds off of our ailments if only briefly :-)
Thanks, -dB

Here is the issue> In Lansing Michigan Sparrow Hospital is applying a new policy effective May 1st that states> New Hires will be screened for nicotine and Hiring will be contingent upon the results. Now, I am not expecting non-smokers to encourage people to smoke, BUT isn't this illegal to screen people for substances that are LEGAL. IMO smokers are societies "scape goat" and it has to stop!!! Or maybe we should screen people who go outside the parameters of the food pyramid, have high cholesterol, high BP, don't drink enough water, drink cows milk when they are lactose intolerant, and on and on and on....I am interested in how WE THE PEOPLE feel about this issue. dB

Not to mention: Michigan just passed the NO SMOKING IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS LAW...which is totally Unconstitutional IMO. The proprietors already had the FREEDOM to make their place no smoking if they wished.

EternalDarkness
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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 4/24/2011 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I have mixed emotions on this first off i'm a smoker but i wouldn't recommend that habit to anyone but how is it fair to deny someone a job based on a chemical dependance to a legal substance although at the same time employers can do the same thing with alcohol to make sure their workers aren't coming to work drunk and rightfully so seeing as alcohol makes people put not only themselves but others in danger but your right where is the line at what point did we stop having freedom of choice?

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 4/26/2011 4:54 AM (GMT -6)   
a heavy smoker, but screening for work.........too far. jamie.
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