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Posted by: Suffering | 2006/04/05

Smoking in the office at work

Arrogant smoking in the office at work with no regard for non-smokers!
We are being subjected to continuous exposure to second hand smoke, The director, management and other staff members mostly chain smokers smoke with absolute no regard for non smokers in the company. We know that if we approach them about this we will be stepping on their toes and steps will be taken to get us out of the organisation. This has already caused damage to my sinuses and a colleague has had his lungs x rayed and damage is evident. Any suggestions?

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You are protected by legislation, local government legislation and national Occupational Health. You are entitled,preferably,via your Safety rep. You cannot legally be exposed to passive cigarette smoking. Stand up for your rights. You are protected by law. Your 'boss' must mend his ways or pay for the consequences.

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