Many medical businesses and hospitals in different states, are implementing a policy that allows smoking to be a reason to turn away potential employees, reported the New York Times.
The Times reports that the idea is to increase worker productivity, reduce health care costs and promote a healthy lifestyle.
These types of policies have started to become more mainstream in the health industry, but the the legality of employers turning down smokers applying for health care jobs has been questioned before in state courts, the New York Times reported.
In terms of quitting smoking, according to the Los Angeles Times two new online studies released by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine encourage consumers to try the electronic cigarette.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the electronic cigarette potentially can help a smoker break the habit, and users inhale nicotine in a vapor form mimicking the behavior of smoking.