04/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Looking for a Job? Better Be Healthy, and Best Not to Smoke

As the economy slowly recovers, employers may expand a program to job candidates that has mostly been applied to the current workforce: health screenings.

A test for nicotine, for example, can determine if a job applicant smokes and remove them from the job candidate pool as a way to ultimately save the company money in health insurance and other costs, according to a blog at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm.

It's a buyer's market, and employers can afford to be picky. At face value this might seem wrong, but Walletpop's Aaron Crowe delves into the legality of this controversial topic.

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