Word on the Street: Not hiring smokers

A county board of supervisors in Arizona is proposing a policy that would refuse the hiring of smokers. For workers who do smoke, the board is proposing a 30 percent health insurance surcharge.

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2014, 5:26 AM

Updated 3,453 days ago

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Word on the Street: Not hiring smokers
A county board of supervisors in Arizona is proposing a policy that would refuse the hiring of smokers.
For workers who do smoke, the board is proposing a 30 percent health insurance surcharge.
According to reports, the decision would save the county more than $1 million in health care costs every year. The board is set to vote on the proposal next week.
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think about the idea.


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