Jan 03, 2020 3:33 AM

Smokers, do not apply: U-Haul won't hire some nicotine users

Posted Jan 03, 2020 3:33 AM

U-Haul has a New Year's resolution: Cut down on hiring people who smoke.

The moving company said that it won't hire nicotine users in the 21 states where it is legal to do so.

It says that it wants to make its work environment “healthier."

The new policy will start Feb. 1, and won't apply to those hired before then.

The Phoenix-based company has more than 30,000 employees.  

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Trump's plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers. But the plan from the Trump administration includes major exceptions that benefit companies that make and sell e-cigarettes and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday the policy won't affect menthol or tobacco flavors.

The policy also won't affect large, tank-based vaping products sold in vape shops that cater to adults.

Those changes are a major step back from President Donald Trump's original plan announced in September, which would have banned nearly all flavors in all vaping products.