If you use tobacco, don’t bother applying for a job at the Coles County hospital.
Starting July 1, Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Charleston will screen prospective employees for nicotine.
Users won't be hired. Current employees are exempt from the new rule, but they are being strongly encouraged to quit.
Hospital officials justify telling people what not to do in their own homes by saying its all part of the hospital's push for employees to live the healthy lifestyles.