Not A Good Idea

I’m not a smoker. I don’t like it, I think it’s dangerous, and I think it’s a gross habit. However, the news below alarms me.

An employer in the business of administering other companies’ benefits decided to eliminate smokers from its work force by randomly testing them for nicotine in their blood or urine. The zero-tolerance tobacco policy applies to smokers in general, not just those who light up on company time.

–Kristen Gerencher, Keep Smoking or Keep My Job?

What’s next? Random cholesterol checks? This is a very slippery slope.

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