U-Haul pledges not to hire nicotine users

U-Haul, the company known for moving truck rentals, is moving to a healthier lifestyle for its employees.

Starting Feb. 1, company officials will not employ anyone who uses nicotine. The new policy affects job applicants in 21 states including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

In some states where nicotine testing is permitted, applicants will go through a nicotine screening.

Current employees are not subject to the ban, U-Haul officials said in a press release.

U-Haul currently employs more than 30,000 people in the U.S. and Canada.

The new rules will be listed on job applications.

Currently, there are more than 2,000 job openings at U-Haul according to Linkedin.

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