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According to the Washington Post, U-Haul will no longer hire nicotine users in 21 states as of Feb. 1.


  1. Why are they applying this policy in only 21 states?
  2. How many employees does U-Haul employ across the United States and Canada?
  3. What will U-Haul require of new hires regarding the new nicotine-free policy?
  4. Besides nicotine and tobacco products, what other goods are covered by the policy?


Beachum, L. (2019). U-Haul will stop hiring smokers, to foster ‘a culture of wellness’ — and cut health-care costs. The Washington Post, Jan. 3 (Retrievable online at