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Detroit Medical Center To Stop Hiring Smokers

DETROIT (WWJ) - A more sweeping "no smoking" sign is  going up at the Detroit Medical Center.

The DMC announced Wednesday that it's implementing a "nicotine-free" hiring policy. Effective July 1st, all applicants hired will be required to complete a nicotine screening as part of the interview process.

The new policy would not impact current employees -- but would apply to those hired on or after July 1st.

"DMC implemented a smoke-free campus policy, in partnership with several other regional health systems, back in July 2007. Once again, several of the health systems have implemented similar policies to focus on health and wellness strategies, said Deloris Hunt, Chief Human Resources Officer for the DMC. "The new policy also aligns us with the Vanguard Health Systems (VHS) Health for Life initiative."

The policy applies to all DMC locations and job titles.

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