U-Haul will stop hiring nicotine users in 21 states

PHOENIX, Ariz. (CNN) – If you’re a smoker, mark U-Haul off the list of potential employers if you live in certain states. The company says it will stop hiring people who use nicotine in 21 states.

Those states allow an employer to decline to hire someone based on their nicotine use.

U-Haul will implement the policy February 1. The policy won’t apply to current employees.

People seeking U-Haul jobs in those states will be questioned about nicotine use.

In states where testing is allowed, applicants must consent to submit to nicotine screening to be considered for employment.

The states affected are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

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