New ACP ethics case study addresses institutional policies banning smokers from being hired

The case study explores the ethical issues that can arise when employers include documents in new employee packets confirming that the new hire does not smoke or use tobacco products.


“Banning Harmful Health Behaviors as a Condition of Employment: Where There's Smoke There's Fired?” is a new ACP ethics case study available online for free CME credit.

The case study explores the ethical issues that can arise when employers include documents in new employee packets confirming that the new hire does not smoke or use tobacco products. Documents of this nature can raise questions about the rights of individuals and the responsibility of physicians treating patients who smoke.

This case study is available on Medscape and a login is required. To view a list of ACP ethics case studies, go online.