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Phoenix-Based U-Haul To Stop Hiring Nicotine Users

The moving company U-Haul will no longer be hiring smokers or nicotine users. The Phoenix-based business will soon decline those job applicants.

The company wants to promote a healthier workforce, according to a press release this week. 

The nicotine-free hiring policy will go into effect in 21 states on Feb. 1. The company said current employees will not be affected by the change. 

U-Haul employs more than 4,000 people in Arizona and is headquartered in Phoenix. It also employs more than 30,000 people across the U.S. and Canada.

 

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