It really depends on a number of factors like the type of drug screening, your geography, and the industry your in. Federal laws prohibit employers from using discriminatory hiring practices. According to the EEOC, the laws do not apply to smokers and employers are free to deny jobs to individuals based on a nicotine free workplace. I would check your local laws or look up any cases about such.
Hi Geoffrey, the first time I tried to quit smoking cold turkey I would cough a lot and seemed to produce a good amount of yellow phlegm daily for about 10 days. In addition to the phlegm, I experienced minor headaches, sleeplessness, and was easily aggravated. This all started to go away in about 3 weeks. Green Tea really helped me through all this and I swear it allowed my lungs to heal faster. Hope this helps!View Thread