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!
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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