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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.


Senior field correspondent Bridget Dowd has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.