Smoking Policy- What do you think?? - page 6

Okay guys. I really need to know what you all think about this. I learned today that as of July 1, the facility for which I work is going to be totally tobacco free. By this I mean that tobacco... Read More

  1. by   Rustyhammer
    I have a feeling that it will be harder and harder to find a place to smoke.
    I think I probably quit at a good time.
    -Russell
  2. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    I have a feeling that it will be harder and harder to find a place to smoke.
    I think I probably quit at a good time.
    -Russell
    I'm proud of you rusty; you'll never regret quitting. (dated a non-smoker once the first time I tried to quit=boy, did he taste good. )

    *sigh* i prolly shouldn't read these threads, but here're my thoughts...

    Y'all have NO idea what it's like to have to gasp for air--ANY air-- then get into a car with a relative who rolls down the window and says, "I'm sorry, I just hafta have a cigarette."

    Yeah. me too.

    Wish I could put a "no-smoking in the vehicle" policy into effect.

    I want my own smoke-free car.

    I dislike the "cloud" too.

    All that's to say that people who smoke have no idea what an inconvenience and a hassle their smoking creates for other people who have to breathe the same air.
  3. by   bungies
    I work at an Oncology hospital. We have a little out-of-the way balcony with a self-closing door (doesn't lock from the outside!) It's not far from the wards or any other part of the hospital (it overlooks a central courtyard) and I think there has been as much thought put into it as possible to exclude the smoke from coming inside; there are bins around and chairs, and no-one has to walk through "the cloud".

    I think this is a better idea than the removal of all personal freedom. No-one in the world will convince a 70 y.o. 50-a-day smoker with lung Ca and painful boney mets to quit now, and they WILL set off internal fire alarms if you try to stop them going outside.

    I realise that your institution probably wouldn't consider it, but it seems to have worked for us.

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