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Toledo mayor: Ban hiring smokers for city jobs

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Toledo could become the first city in Ohio to ban the hiring of tobacco users.

The mayor says he wants to prohibit bringing on anyone who uses tobacco products. He says the goal is to save the city money on future health care costs.

Current city workers who smoke would be able to keep their jobs under the plan.

Some on city council are hesitant. They argue that not hiring smokers could eliminate talented people as potential job applicants.

Others question how much money would actually be saved and say there could be unintended consequences.

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