Hospital Drug Test Will Screen for the Legal Use of Nicotine

Hospital Drug Test Will Screen for the Legal Use of Nicotine

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:10 am


http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/262/2010/march/31/st-lukes-hospital-to-screen-job-applicants-for-nicotine-use.html
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The Bethlehem-based health system says its new policy against hiring nicotine users will save lives, as well as rising health care costs. They are one of the first in the state to implement such a hiring policy.

A Bethlehem-based hospital system is joining a handful of other U.S. workplaces that no longer hire people who use nicotine, a policy that is illegal in 29 other states, including neighboring New Jersey.

St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, which has a hospital in Quakertown, will begin screening job applicants for nicotine starting May 1, as part of its routine pre-employment drug screening.


I never did support drug screening and this would be one of the reasons why. You will now have an institution that will not hire people that are doing a perfectly legal activity. Down the road in the future.... screening for genentic defects? Screening for alcohol usage (on your free time of course)? Screening for those with high cholesterol levels?
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Re: Hospital Drug Test Will Screen for the Legal Use of Nicotine

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:17 am

Strange--these people shpuld be glad I smoke,if not I think I might end up in Albany shootin somebody--oh,I know,merely an oral fixation :lol:
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Re: Hospital Drug Test Will Screen for the Legal Use of Nicotine

PostBy: brckwlt On: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:24 am

this hospital certainly cant claim that they are an Equal Opportunity Employer any more then.

That is so stupid. but what else is new stupid stuff is happening all over the place. I hope this hospital fails miserably and has to close down
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Re: Hospital Drug Test Will Screen for the Legal Use of Nicotine

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:40 am

I smoked 4 packs of camels a day . started at 14. this august will be 11 yrs without a smoke.

i work with a few fellows who spend between 30 min and 60 min a day out side smoking.

im not condoning this idea nor condoning cigs.

it sucks to watch people get paid to smoke while others are doing double time to catch thier slack time with customers.

one tried to quit smokin last week... what a rotten person he became while detoxing

hes back to smokin again.

thiers some validity to a business hiring the type of people they wish. would you hire a drunk to represent your business??

again, i think when pot gets legalized it would be cool to walk into best buy and get some high geeks opinion on the new besest x-box360 game, dont you?? 8-)
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Re: Hospital Drug Test Will Screen for the Legal Use of Nicotine

PostBy: brckwlt On: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:43 am

Poconoeagle wrote:again, i think when pot gets legalized it would be cool to walk into best buy and get some high geeks opinion on the new besest x-box360 game, dont you??


yes that would be interesting, but from what i gather the pot laws will be very similar to the drinking laws, so you wouldnt be allowed to be "high" in public same with the alcohol, nor could you smoke and drive :lol: :lol:
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Re: Hospital Drug Test Will Screen for the Legal Use of Nicotine

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:51 am

liquid thc. how qould they know? maybe the bag of twinkee's and doritoes? :D
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Re: Hospital Drug Test Will Screen for the Legal Use of Nicotine

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:12 am

OK, that would work. When was the last time you ever heard of someone drinking & driving, just make a law & no pot smokers would be out there.
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Re: Hospital Drug Test Will Screen for the Legal Use of Nicotine

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:15 am

Cool,the open doobie law :clap:I drive right by that hospital on my way to see the kids in Lower Saucon--I guess I best not stop :)
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