Yeah, this issue comes up more than you think. Certain hospitals have foolishly now imposed rules to not hire smokers at all, and until recently, there was a proposal in Fort Worth, TX(of all Texas cities! and this isn't exactly the sorta city where I'd initially suspect such an idea would be necessarily proposed, either) that was introduced that would change city law, so that smokers couldn't be considered for future job openings. BTW, there are something like 30 states that have rules protecting smokers from job discrimination. I've always thought it was a shame that there isn't a national law prohibiting such job discrimination, since it never, ever should be an employer's business to butt in into your own personal habits on your own personal time, and tell you what you can and can't do off work. Period.
And I'm not surprised to hear about Tobacco Free Florida doing tons of ad campaigning about smoke-free housing. There's a local anti group in the Chicago area(IIRC, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago), that was doing annoying print ads in the local alternative newspaper(Chicago Reader) a little while back(believe in late 2011, and early 2012) advocating for smoke-free housing in the classified section, and urging landlords to ban smoking in their apartments.
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