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1 posted on 12/15/2010 3:17:58 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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How are they going to enforce it? Oh, right, drug testing. Tried, true, and approved by the Courts for 30 years. Nice.


2 posted on 12/15/2010 3:27:53 AM PST by Wolfie
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the policy is a natural progression

The slippery slope. I believe in being a fanatic and not giving an inch to the other side, because any inch which you give away, you never get back, and you've set a precedent for giving away some of what you want. That never turns out well for people who value freedom.

3 posted on 12/15/2010 3:31:03 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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If they are private businesses, then their employment policies should be their own.

I don’t like government coming in and telling restaurants or bars whether or not they allow smoking or not. If I was to take any other position with these private enterprises, I’d be inconsistent.


5 posted on 12/15/2010 3:39:12 AM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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"As a leading health-care provider in our community, we believe it important for all of our employees to model healthy behaviors,"

Heathcare workers as a group are rather obese, in my observation.

6 posted on 12/15/2010 3:39:22 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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Good for them!

I try not to hire smokers either. They are sick all the time and take too many damn breaks.


7 posted on 12/15/2010 3:46:08 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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Are they going to make mandatory BMI for the fat @ss LPN’s and Nurses too? Would seem to me that’s more of a health issue than smoking. How many cigs can you smoke on a 10 hour shift vs. how many donuts can you sneak between meals!


10 posted on 12/15/2010 3:54:33 AM PST by poobear ("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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After reading the article, I think you are right.
this is *only* a tactic in the strategy of increasing
totalitarianism.
I must admit my first reaction was “good. no more
clandestine smoking by the nursing staff.” (which I
had noticed in my modest association, years ago, with
medical facilities)
The fact that they disqualify all those with traces
of nicotine may be medically incompetent, but I must
defer with those with expertise in that area (legitimate
medical uses of nicotine)
I wonder if, a hundred years ago approximately, smokers
were barred from hospital employment? I have no idea.


19 posted on 12/15/2010 5:08:08 AM PST by cycjec
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But smoking poles and contacting HIV or AIDS is perfectly okily-dokily.


34 posted on 12/15/2010 6:52:26 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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"As a leading health-care provider in our community, we believe it important for all of our employees to model healthy behaviors,"

So I guess this means they will also no longer be hiring people who drink alcoholic beverages?

And those who are overweight? By what measure?

And of course, they will no longer hire those who engage in risky sexual behavior, whether it be homosexual or promiscuous heterosexual?

Who will they hire, then?

40 posted on 12/15/2010 7:30:27 AM PST by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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Run by Seventh Day Adventists who ironically are worried about someone forcing them to follow beliefs they disagree with.

“The Force is Weak With That Bunch”.


43 posted on 12/15/2010 10:17:51 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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Expect to see similar ideas to weed out other groups that are socially acceptable to discriminate against, like gun owners.


47 posted on 12/15/2010 11:55:25 AM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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