Pennsylvania hospital joins a growing list banning nicotine use

Pennsylvania-based St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network is taking its cue from systems in Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and New York by enforcing a policy of not hiring nicotine users. Beginning May 1, job applicants will be checked for nicotine use in the pre-employment drug-screening process. Potential employees who test positive won't be hired, and will have to wait six months before reapplying for a job with the system. Current employees with St. Luke's are exempt from this rule. Article