Ohio hospital system says it won’t hire smokers

Joining many other companies in the country an Ohio hospital says no to hiring workers that smoke. Summa Health Systems in Akron announced this year that all new employees must not smoke and must agree to a urine analysis before hire. Other hospitals have taken the same steps and this includes the Cleveland Clinic and Medical Mutual Ohio.

Smoking tobacco is not only detrimental to your health it is also harmful to others. When applying for Ohio health insurance, being a smoker will increase your monthly premium. Ohio health insurance carriers are aware of the big risks associated with smoking and therefore will charge more to insure your health.

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