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      POLL - Tobacco-free hospitals

      POLL - Tobacco-free hospitals

      The Associated Press is reporting if you're a smoker, there are no jobs for you at some Michigan hospitals. They're not hiring tobacco users as part of their missions to support healthier communities.

      Rochester's Crittenton Hospital, Adrian's Bixby Medical Center, and Tecumseh's Herrick Medical Center are only hiring people who don't use tobacco.

      ProMedica owns Bixby and Herrick. ProMedica's Wellness Director, Laura Ritzler, says costs are lowered because non-smoking staffs don't have the same health care issues or complications that come with tobacco use.

      Crittenton spokesman, Jeff Kapuscinski, says the hospital revoked two job offers after applicants tested positive for nicotine during a screening. He says the policy does not affect current employees.

      In the Daily Pulse, we're wondering your thoughts: Should hospitals be allowed to only hire people who don't use tobacco? Yes or no?

      Vote in the poll below, then be sure to watch your FOX UP News Tuesday night at 10/9c for the final results.

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