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Smoker Hiring Ban Debate

Sources: Philadephia InquirerForbes, The Atlantic, Medpage Today, Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2013 The New England Journal of Medicine featured two perspective essays about the smoker hiring ban by two groups of Penn researchers. David Asch, Kevin Volpp and Ralph Muller highlight the reasons an employer would want to implement a no-smoking policy for new hires in their article “Conflicts and Compromises in Not Hiring Smokers.” The opposing article, written by Harald Schmidt, Kristin Voigt and Ezekiel Emanuel, points out the ethical issues behind the ban in their article “The Ethics of Not Hiring Smokers.”