Contact Us

A Florida City Is Banning Smoking–Totally!

Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images

Let me start by saying that I don’t smoke, but I am still torn on this new policy in Florida.

If you smoke, you won’t be working in Delray Beach, Florida. The City Commission has finalized a non-smoker policy that took effect Monday.

The city will no longer hire employees who regularly use tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, snuff or pipes. It’s all to lower health costs. Smokers can cost a company or government agency an average of $12,000 a year in health and disability-related costs.

The City Commission agreed to move forward with the policy saying that in tough budget times this was an easy way to save money and the right thing to do in terms of promoting healthy lifestyles among city employees.

Employees hired before Oct. 1 are exempt from the policy, but the city encourages all employees to take advantage of several smoking cessation classes offered throughout the year.

I would love to know your thoughts on this.  Let me know through Wild 104′s facebook page.

More from Wild 104

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wild104fm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Wild 104 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Wild 104 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!