in a recent post, i offered some thoughts on no-hire tobacco policies.
now marketplace’s pulled together a map to show which states have smoker protection laws. generally speaking, these laws prevent employers from implementing no-hire tobacco policies and from firing employees who use tobacco away from the worksite and during non-work hours.
the map’s content really isn’t that helpful. it gives you the year the state enacted the law and the statute number. you can find that on wikipedia. what is interesting, however, is to see how many states have passed a law offering such protection. today, the number’s 29, plus the district of columbia.
this is the map to watch.