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    Quote Originally Posted by Opinionated View Post
    It may be discriminatory, but according to anti discrimination legislation, you can discriminate on this basis if you want and it is not unlawful. Discrimination laws cover much less than most people think, mainly race, gender and things like that. Being a smoker is a case of too bad, so sad.
    Smoking is a choice, where things like gender, sexuality, disability and race are not a choice. So I can see why discrimination laws cover things you don't have a choice in, and why things like smoking etc aren't covered by discrimination laws because you simply do have a choice. If you don't like this 'discrimination' against smokers - then don't smoke or deal with it.

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    I'd prefer not to employ a smoker, although I wouldn't put it in an ad. My company's image is important to me and I wouldn't want my firm associated with the person in the suit huddled outside the building sucking down a durry. Nor would I want feral smoker breath blown all over my clients during meetings.

    I think smoking is really considered unprofessional in the white-collar world now. I can't remember ever seeing a client or associate smoking during work hours (although in pubs after work is another story).

    I don't think you have to say 'smokers need not apply' - just don't hire the smokers who come for an interview. It's not like you can't smell it a mile away!

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    I smoked after my ectopic due to stress. Have been an on/off smoker for 10 years. It is a smelly dirty habit. I hated smelling like smoke. I would definantly not have someone look after my kids that smoked.

    Saw a ladie smoking in the car with a baby in the back (yep I actually saw the baby in the seat). Disgraceful


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