U-Haul International to stop hiring smokers in 21 states, including Kansas

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PHOENIX (AP) -

A well-known truck and trailer rental company has announced plans to stop interviewing and hiring nicotine users, including people who use e-cigarettes and vaping products.

The Arizona Republic reported Wednesday that U-Haul International approved the nicotine-free policy set to go into effect Feb. 1 in 21 states where the company operates.

Company officials say people hired before the policy goes into effect won't be affected.

Officials say the company expects the nicotine-free hiring policy would help create a more healthy corporate culture. Officials say the company employs around 30,000 people across the U.S. and Canada.

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