County considering making stop smoking classes mandatory

FAIRFAX, Va. -  

There are already smoking sections and smoking bans, but now one county is considering a proposal to force its employees to attend classes to quit smoking.

The classes are currently voluntary.

The driving force behind the anti-smoking classes is supervisor Gerry Hyland.

He tried years ago to get Fairfax County to stop hiring smokers in hopes of saving the county money and promoting a healthy workforce.

Employees who light up in Fairfax County, cost about $12,000 extra a year.

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