Questions tagged [smoking]

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Trying to quit smoking but co-workers want me to start again due to me being more irritable

I'm trying to quit smoking. I have become more irritable and my coworkers are making comments. One co-worker made reference to me to start smoking again so we can have a nice work environment. How ...
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Boss thinks less of me because I smoke

There is a break room where all employees have their lunch/break. It has a smoking area. I am a smoker and I usually take my smoking breaks in that place. My boss's boss, call him BigBoss, is an old ...
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Employer hiring only non-smokers [closed]

This summer I started working in a small size company. It employs around 25 people. The owner of the company who is also my boss has a rule that he doesn't employ people who smoke. I'm a smoker. ...
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Office manager smoking in office; how can we make this stop?

The office manager will often smoke in her office after 5:00 pm while some of us are still working. The air conditioning carries the smoke into our offices. I have asthma/bronchitis and the smoke ...
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How can I reduce the recent negative comments regarding my smoking at work? [closed]

I am working for a small company, during the day I will have a couple of smoking breaks. These breaks are always on my personal time; for example if I have 3 smoking breaks through the day that take ...
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Smoking outside of office on works time [closed]

I working at a company with 50-60 employees, none of whom smoke apart from myself. I understand going out to smoke is a privilege, not a right, and the company is under no obligation to support my ...
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How do I deal with only entrance doubling as a smoking area?

I'm having issues breathing every day due to having to use an entrance that is also an assigned smoking area for my factory. I've talked to HR who said that as long as they stay 25 feet away from the ...
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Boss smokes in the office, how to address this issue [closed]

I work in an open office in a public building. My boss has a personal office, where he often smokes. Where I work in Mexico, you can be fined for smoking in a public space. This bothers me because I ...
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Leaving a bad impression due to smoking

I'll start by saying this: Smoking is a bad thing, and you should never start doing it. It kills you, and is in no situation good or healthy. Having said that, I would request to refrain from ...
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Chain-smoking co-worker that smells really bad [duplicate]

I sit next to a co-worker that chain smokes. When he comes back he constantly smell like cigarette, I am required to work with him so moving to another part of the office is out of the question. I'm ...
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Incentives to stop workplace smoking [duplicate]

An employee takes smoking breaks at work and I would prefer if they didn't. One concern is that they are asthmatic and this cannot be helping their health situation. Is there any legitimate ...
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New colleague is a smoker; I can hardly breathe near him

To be explicit: this is my problem. I'm not "blaming" the new guy (actually he's rather nice). That said ... I'm allergic to smoke. When I was younger, I went "out on the town" only once or twice a ...
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What should my company's policy be about “vaping”? [closed]

I have a few coworkers in my office that vape or use e-cigarettes frequently. They do this inside while I am in the same office with them. I am concerned about potential health concerns that may ...
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How to make employees stop smoking at work, in a creative way!

At work, we have a lounge for employees where they can relax and have coffee or eat something. It's quite large in size, but the company has hundreds of employees in that building (an airport) so ...