Smokers need not apply to one hospital in Maryland.

Anne Arundel Medical Center has been smoke-free since 2007, and administrators say they want to set a healthy example for patients. That’s why the hospital will stop hiring people who smoke, starting on July 1, 2015.

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The policy won’t impact smokers who are already employed.

"By adopting this practice, we are joining many other prominent organizations, such as the Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Health System and the World Health Organization in becoming tobacco-free," Stephen Cattaneo, the medical director of thoracic oncology at AAMC, told WBAL.

Employees are split on the new policy. What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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