12/20/2005

Firing smokers who won't kick the habit is illegal in 30 states, but some companies, citing higher health care costs, are introducing such policies in states that allow it. Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. says it will let go of workers who smoke beginning next fall, and four employees at Weyco Inc., a medical benefits administrator in Okemos, Mich., were fired after refusing to be tested for tobacco use.

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