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WHO will not hire smokers

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 08 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1360
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Smokers will no longer be eligible for employment at the World Health Organization, the agency has announced. Effective immediately, all job applicants will be asked if they smoke, and if so, whether they are willing to quit. The application process will be terminated in the case of smokers who refuse to stop. WHO offers a number of programmes for employees seeking to quit smoking.

    The rule will extend to users of chewing or snuff …

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