Today, Cigar Rights of America issued a letter in opposition to a recently adopted policy by the City of Dayton, Ohio that would prevent the city from hiring prospective employees who are tobacco or nicotine users.

In a press release, Glynn Loope, excecutive director of CRA commented, “This type of employment discrimination should not be allowed at any level, making this in Dayton a dangerous national precedent.” Loope continued, “Similar ordinances and legislation have been introduced, for example in Indiana, which have thankfully failed. This nanny state policy in Dayton should be revisited by the city leadership to protect the lifestyle choices of the city’s employees.”

The copy of the letter appears here.