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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    , that seems outrageous to me.
    It might seem outrageous to you, but a private employer should be able to control their work environment, not the Government. If that was not a policy you supported, than that would not be a good place for you to work.

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    If they aren't allowed to smoke at work...that's one thing..no lost income. Or smokers just take their designated break like everyone else.

    There's a lot of things people do in their off time (like certain cooking methods/spices) that carry into the day or even the next day! Are we going to focus on heavy garlic eaters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    What if you only smoke at home? That's no smoking breaks, no second-hand smoke issues, no stench, nothing.

    The only workplaces I've ever seen with aroma-free areas would be hospitals. I can't imagine being told I couldn't use hair products or perfume at work, that seems outrageous to me.
    It's very common here, and I've worked in many more places that have a policy than didn't. Every restaurant except one had such a policy, every small office where everyone works closely together had such a policy, and the large office I'm in now has such a policy (but the cleaning people don't, they are a different company) only a few retailers didn't. My university didn't have an official policy, but I had two instructers who asked students to not wear heavily-scented products. Just because you like how something smells doesn't mean the rest of us will. It's nose pollution!

    I'm fine if smokers keep their smoking at home where it doesn't affect anyone else, and I'm fine with employers passing along any increased premiums for smokers to the smokers themselves. It's when you bring smoke into my workplace, and into my breathing space, that I feel I have the right to comment about it.
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    Out of curiosity, how much does a pack of smokes cost in the US, on average?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Unless you showered and changed your clothes after you left the house, you would still have the second hand smoke on your clothing and in your hair.
    Well...I have my doubts that that actually affects anybody more than a passing odor fairly recently after the smoking took place. But regardless, you could absolutely be someone who smokes at night or before their shower and then comes in.
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