Should companies charge employees who smoke more for their health insurance?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on February 19, 2006
“Yes. The long-term effects of smoking make them more prone to having health issues. There’s a reason they put the surgeon general’s warning on the pack.”
“I think that could be considered discrimination. There are plenty of unhealthy habits we all partake in. It’s unfair to pick out one to charge them more for.”
“If a company decides to either charge smokers more or give people who don’t smoke a discount, the employer needs to offer some sort of cessation program so that the smokers have an opportunity to quit.”
“I think there need to be specifications how often the person smokes and how long they have smoked if they are going to charge them more for health insurance.”