LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - If you're looking to apply at Arkansas Children's Hospital, hopefully you don't smoke.
Beginning on May 1, the hospital will begin screening new applicants for nicotine, joining many other medical facilities across the country cracking down on smoking.
"It's the last thing you want to worry about, you want your child to come in to a hospital and not be exposed to something that is totally unnecessary," said Director of Communications at Arkansas Children's Hospital, Dan McFadden.
At Arkansas Children's Hospital, the health of the patients is the employees' number one priority, which is why the facility is no longer hiring those who choose to smoke.
"If you're that firm on smoking, then you don't have to come here," said Russellville resident, Christina Smith.