U-Haul’s nicotine-free hiring rule reflects a trend that troubles workers’ advocates

Harald Schmidt of the Perelman School of Medicine said policies targeting smokers disproportionately harms poor people because nearly half of unemployed people are addicted to nicotine. “You’re basically posing a double whammy on them,” he says. “It’s very hard for them to get work, and it’s even harder for people who are already in a vulnerable situation.”

・ From NPR