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Humana chooses to avoid hiring workers who smoke cigarettes

It's common knowledge that smoking cigarettes can result in a number of negative health complications, but second-hand smoke is no better to those who are exposed to it on a regular basis. In the workplace, many people are exposed to cigarette smoke, and not by choice. Humana, one of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S., recently announced new proactive measures to reduce smoking, according to USA Today.

The company has announced that it will not hire individuals who smoke. As an insurance business, Humana representatives say that the move only makes sense. State laws do not prohibit companies from establishing these types of policies.

"Humana is dedicated to helping our employees take charge of their own health," Charles Cox, Humana vice president and market medical officer for Arizona, Nevada and Utah, told the news source.

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