Baylor Health, one of the larger healthcare providers in Texas, instituted a new policy as of 1/1/12: they will not hire nicotine users. The policy isn't just smokers, it's nicotine regardless of the source. Current employees are not affected by the new policy. I can understand "tobacco-free" facilities ("dip-n-spit" is included in the ban), but this is reaching into personal liberty outside the workplace. What about people who have quit smoking by using (and continuing to use) alternative nicotine delivery systems such as nicotine gum, or vaping on an e-cig (which I've found to be a great alternative to my dear old Marlboros for any of you looking to quit)? Focus: Too far?