Delray Beach, Fla., Bans Hiring Smokers

Delray Beach no smoking job applicants
Delray Beach no smoking job applicants



First, they were kicked out of airplanes, then hospitals, and restaurants, and bars. Offices sent them out onto the streets, and some companies even refused to hire them at all. And as of Tuesday, the City Commission of Delray Beach, Fla., made it official, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel: Smokers need not apply.

Nineteen percent of American adults smoked in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And since smoking definitely, absolutely, undeniably damages your health, those adults, on average, are more expensive to employ.