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Aaron N. Tubbs

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Continuing my recent series of postings about smoking, Sarah pointed me to a doozey — apparently some firms in Michigan are banning people from smoking at home. Yes, you read that right:

Already hard hit by high taxes on cigarettes and limits on places to puff, smokers in Michigan now face moves by some employers to either refuse to hire them, or in one case, to fire those who won’t quit.

I think smoking is a problem if it impacts others around you. Smokers already pay higher insurance costs, I actually hope this goes to the supreme court; it is not fair to an employee to be told they can’t do something that’s perfectly legal in the privacy of their home. That makes about as much sense to me as suggesting that oral sex between consenting adults can be considered a sex-offender crime in some states, even for wedded couples.