Published: Thursday 15 February 1996

Smokers in North Miami, US, will either have to give up smoking or remain unemployed, implies a recent US Supreme Court ruling. job applicants are required to sign an affidavit stating that they have not smoked for the past year. The judges upheld a Florida state court ruling that north Miami's regulation requiring the affidavit, as an eligibility condition for a job, was lawful. The state court had said the city's interest in reducing costs from smoking-related illnesses was a logical ground for the rule.

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