I abhor smoking but still…(Editor’s Notes)Some employers in Canada are refusing to hire smokersBy Todd Humber05/06/2013|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.) To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.