I abhor smoking but still…(Editor’s Notes)

Some employers in Canada are refusing to hire smokers
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2013

Smoking has always been my biggest pet peeve. It’s a habit I’ve never understood, and perhaps that’s because I have asthma.

It was hard enough to breathe as a kid without sucking smoke into my lungs, so I couldn’t grasp why anyone would want to do it. I still can’t. Plus, the smell — there aren’t many things worse.

I bristled when my mom sent me to the corner store to buy her cigarettes as a kid — she would give me a note with her phone number on it, so the local shopkeeper knew they weren’t for me. (Ah, the early 1980s.)