UAB Health System http://apr.org en UAB Medical Agencies to Stop Hiring Tobacco Users http://apr.org/post/uab-medical-agencies-stop-hiring-tobacco-users <p>UAB Medicine says it's going to quit hiring anyone who uses tobacco starting next year.</p><div><p>The system announced Wednesday that its hospitals, clinics and other divisions will no longer hire anyone who smokes or uses smokeless tobacco products after July 1, 2013.</p><p>The policy doesn't apply to the broader college community of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.</p><p>UAB Health System chief executive Will Ferniany says tobacco is a major cause of illness and death in Alabama, and the medical system wants to encourage people to stop using tobacco.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:55:28 +0000 The Associated Press 20703 at http://apr.org UAB Medical Agencies to Stop Hiring Tobacco Users