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City of Milton going "Smoke Free"
MILTON -- The city of Milton is following suit with many major companies in America.
The city is making their office a smoke free area.
The decision is part of a new Wellness program that applies to *all city owned buildings and vehicles
That new policy goes into effect on October 1st.
The mayor says health care cost are rising daily and the city is feeling the crunch.
Just this year alone, the city saw a 200,000 dollar increase in health insurance costs.
The city of Milton pays 100 % of it employees health costs
In the future the city will only hire *non-smokers.
Current employees who do smoke will have to pay a higher insurance premium.