I think that the headline is pretty straight-forward. U-Haul - the do-it-yourself delivery company - will not be hiring any new workers that are nicotine users. This is part of a new nicotine-free hiring policy that will go into effect on February 1st.

According to a press release from UHaul.com:

U-Haul International, an industry leader committed to promoting and empowering a healthy workforce, will soon be the first major company in its field to decline job applicants who are nicotine users.

This new policy will affect U-Haul operations in 21 states including Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.  (Yes, even our local Texas U-Haul locations will be under this new policy.) However, this nicotine-free policy will only affect new applicants. Current employees will not be impacted by it.

Anyone that is applying for a job with U-Haul will be questioned about their nicotine use during the application process, and in states where nicotine testing is allowed, the applicants will have to consent to a nicotine screening process.

This may sound a bit intense to you, but it's all part of a "Healthier You" program that U-Haul has in place.

Currently, the closest U-Haul to us with any job openings is in Longview, and there are several there. However, don't apply if you have to have a smoke break every now and then.