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U-Haul to stop hiring tobacco users in 21 states

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U-Haul announced it will no longer hire tobacco users in 21 states.

The states allow employers to decline employment based on nicotine usage. The states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

“We are deeply invested in the well-being of our team members,” said Jessica Lopez, U-Haul’s chief of staff. “Nicotine products are addictive and pose a variety of serious health risks. This policy is a responsible step in fostering a culture of wellness at U-Haul, with the goal of helping our team members on their health journey.”

U-Haul's workforce is comprised of more than 30,000 people in the United States and Canada.

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