Hospital Hiring Goes Up In Smoke

We all have some bad habits that we would like to kick-maybe you drink a little too much at happy hour, or maybe you smoke socially at parties, or maybe your biggest vice is supermarket tabloids. Regardless of what your detrimental downfall is, did you ever think it would affect your job status, or your ability to secure a job? If you haven't, then you have to think again.

Starting on February 1st, 2010, Memorial Hospital of Chattanooga, TN will only hire non-smokers. Applicants who apply for employment at the hospital will be tested for nicotine use, and even the use of the patch or nicotine gum could make an employee ineligible for hire at this hospital, or cause the hospital to rescind an offer already extended if the potential employee tests positive for nicotine.