Question: Can an employer ask if you are a smoker?

Employers are prohibited from asking about an applicants physical or mental health, and smoking falls under this category because it could suggest an applicant is more likely to suffer from smoking-related health problems such as respiratory ailments or even lung cancer.

Can you be denied a job because you smoke?

Although laws vary from state to state, employers are generally prohibited from either refusing to hire or firing an employee for using any type of tobacco product during non-working hours and off of the employers property. Most of these laws were first enacted in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Can you ask if someone smokes?

While you cant ask an applicant if he smokes, you can describe your companys smoking policy and ask if he can abide by it. You can also ask if hes been disciplined at previous jobs for violating company smoking policies.

Can employers discriminate against smokers?

Smokers are protected under state law and cannot be discriminated against or wrongfully terminated because employers in California cannot discriminate against or discharge an employee for engaging in a lawful activity.

What are the rules on smoking at work?

Employers are required by law to: display no-smoking signs in workplaces and work vehicles; take reasonable steps to make sure that staff, customers, members and visitors are aware that they may not smoke in the premises or in work vehicles; make sure that no one smokes on the premises or in vehicles.

Is there anything safe to smoke?

There is no safe smoking option — tobacco is always harmful. Light, low-tar and filtered cigarettes arent any safer — people usually smoke them more deeply or smoke more of them. The only way to reduce harm is to quit smoking.

Do I have to provide a smoking area for employees?

Legally, an employer does not need to provide a designated smoking area. If you do provide a designated area, usually in the form of a smoking shelter, the boundaries should be clearly defined and it must comply with planning requirements and building regulations.

How long does nicotine stay in your pee?

Generally, nicotine will leaves your blood within 1 to 3 days after you stop using tobacco, and cotinine will be gone after 1 to 10 days. Neither nicotine nor cotinine will be detectable in your urine after 3 to 4 days of stopping tobacco products.

How can you tell if someone smokes in your house?

Usually, tenant smoking is easy to detect by the distinctive smell on walls, in carpeting and furniture, signs of ash or cigarette butts, and yellow or brown discoloration on walls, counters, cabinets, doors and trim. Even with camouflage, you can usually find enough signs to prove indoor smoking.

How do you tell someone you smoke?

Be honest.Offer details. Explain when and how you started smoking and how much you smoke. For instance, “Well, it started last spring when I was really stressed out. Speak calmly. Use a concerned tone and look your parents in the eye. Try not to sound defiant or argumentative.

Can I sue my Neighbour for smoking?

Your neighbor could be responsible for harming you directly by smoking, and your landlord could be responsible for knowing about the drifting smoke and failing to do any thing to protect you from it. So you may be able to sue both your landlord and your neighbor, or you may be able to sue only one or the other.

Whats the worst thing to smoke?

Lung Cancer. More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) COPD is an obstructive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Heart Disease. Stroke.Asthma. Reproductive Effects in Women. Premature, Low Birth-Weight Babies. Diabetes.More items

What can I smoke instead of cigarettes?

Many people even smoke herbal cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking regular cigarettes .Some of the herbs contained in these cigarettes include:Passion flower.Corn silk.Rose petals.Lotus leaf.Licorice root.Jasmine.Ginseng.Red clover flowers.31 Aug 2011

Is it law to have a smoking area?

The law prohibits smoking in any public place that is “enclosed or substantially enclosed”. Premises will be considered enclosed if they have a ceiling or roof and, except for doors, windows or passageways are wholly enclosed, on a permanent or temporary basis for example tents or marquees.

Can a doctor tell if you smoke by listening to your lungs?

MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- If youre sneaking smokes when no ones looking, beware: One lung doctor says a common device can determine whether someone is a smoker. The blood carbon monoxide detector could be used to ferret out people who hide a cigarette habit, said pulmonologist Dr. Sridhar Reddy.

Does cigarette smoke travel up or down?

There are some building dynamics which will affect pressurization such as stack effect. This is the movement from the air in lower levels to higher levels. Therefore, if the smoker is in the unit below you, the secondhand smoke will usually move up into your unit easier than it could move down into a lower unit.

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