A well-known truck and trailer rental company has announced plans to stop interviewing and hiring nicotine users, including people who use e-cigarettes and vaping productshealthy corporate culture, officials said. The new policy will focus on the health of team members and employees, while also decreasing healthcare costs, company officials said.
Company executives encourage employees not to use nicotine by waiving a required wellness fee, officials said. The company doesn't require tobacco users to pay a health care insurance premium, the Republic reported.
The company said it has made strides to encourage health and wellness including breaking ground on a new conference and fitness center in Arizona and implementing various employee fitness and wellness programs.
Some hospitals and other health businesses have implemented no-nicotine hiring policies, company officials said.
Alaska Airlines has had the policy since 1985 to address health-care costs and health consequences, officials said. In addition, the airline has expressed the difficulty of smoking on planes and in places surrounding airports, officials said.