So I am wondering on what people think about drug testing for nicotine as a condition of employment? In my area 2 out of 3 hospital systems do it (so about 10 or more hospitals) and I am not sure about the outlaying hospital systems. They don't do random drug tests but they reserve the right to fire you if you use nicotine products while employed. I don't think they do a nicotine drug test if you get injured as it is an additional device that kind of looks like a pregnancy test.
People who were hired in before the ban are grandfathered in.
Any thoughts on the issue? I've seen people complain on marijuana drug testing and nicotine is a legal drug. People are not being hired because they test positive and one system goes as far as to say that they view it as lying on the application if you test positive.
Well if one wants the job, one should not smoke. That's how I see it. If the addiction to nicotine is that strong, then one should work somewhere nicotine is accepted.
I was a smoker, I quit when I decided to return to school. I was aware that policies like that existed and knew I limited my employability if I kept smoking. I was a pack and a half a day smoker for 12 years, even with a medical condition which made it dangerous to smoke. It was 5 real **** days and it was over. It is not impossible to quit.
Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 14, '14
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