21 September 2004

Smoking colleagues

New legislation determines that no-one may smoke in public places. But what can you do if colleagues ignore this?


When Margot still had her business, she made herself rather unpopular with some of her colleagues by making a rule that smoking was not permitted inside the building. She smoked a few cigarettes herself every day and the other smokers felt a bit betrayed.

Now it is illegal to smoke inside public places or workplaces.

Things to remember

  • Other peoples’ smoke can harm your health.
  • You have a right to clean air and somebody smoking where it affects you, is against the law.
  • You can put in an official complaint if your requests are not met
  • In all public places, including restaurants, government buildings and places of work smoking is not permitted.
  • “I don’t mind your smoking, if you don’t mind my being sick all over you.” Thomas Beecham

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