Milton Will No Longer Hire Smokers

Milton Will No Longer Hire Smokers

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MILTON, Florida -

In about six months, the city of Milton will no longer hire smokers.

Beginning October 1st, job applicants who use tobacco products will not be hired.

The new tobacco policy will also impact current employees.

Current employees who smoke and don't quit by October, will pay an additional five percent for health insurance.

All employees will be given mandatory nicotine health screenings as part of their annual health assessment.

City officials tell News 5 the new tobacco policy will eventually lower the city's health insurance costs...and will provide a healthier, more productive work environment.

The new tobacco policy is the subject of debate- and controversy- for both smokers and non-smokers.

Going tobacco-free is part of the city's new wellness program- which includes monthly, employee seminars with registered nurses, nutritionists and health coaches.

 

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