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    Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    Usually smoking is banned a in office premises but still some people do this crime being in office premises. Are there any norms to allow the employees smoking breaks in office hours which do not hamper the environment of office?

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    Hello,

    It varies from company to company. There are organization there is availability of smoking room where
    people can smoke without causing any harm to anybody. But in India Public place smoking is considered
    an offence so people should not follow the practice in office at all. Yes, there are some people who love to
    violate rules and regulation but that does not mean you too can join with them. If you feel like smoking
    you can do it during launch break.

    Bye,

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    It's not at all a good practice for having a special break for smoking in office environment. You need to note that active smoking and passive smoking both are dangerous to health of human. In every offices various kind of breaks like lunch break, tea break, refreshement break etc are allowed and once you include the smoking break, it will increase the idle time and effect the work. For stoping smoking, you can put up a CCTV camera's in offices, so anyone doing it can easily be caught. You can also create separate smoking zone in office.

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Usually smoking is banned a in office premises but still some people do this crime being in office premises. Are there any norms to allow the employees smoking breaks in office hours which do not hamper the environment of office?
    Dear Aspirant,

    As smoking is injurious to health,the govt.has formulated an ordinance for the people
    not to smoke in the public place.Since some people smokes in your office premises which don't hamper the environment of the office,they can be allowed provided no body objects for it,as the smoke which is exhaled by the smoker is said to be more injurious to the surrounding people.

    So it is better to issue a strict notice to all the employees not to smoke in the duty hrs. in the office premises,failing to which penalty of Rs.500/ may be imposed to the concerned faulty person.

    Hope the above steps will be useful in the matter concerned.

    Thanks & good luck.

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    dear friend

    usually it varies from company to company
    so sometimes there are special rooms for this
    so they can go and smoke there
    but smoking is injurious to health
    so it should be avoided

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Usually smoking is banned a in office premises but still some people do this crime being in office premises. Are there any norms to allow the employees smoking breaks in office hours which do not hamper the environment of office?
    Dear Aspirant,

    Really it is a matter of sorrow that some people still smokes in the premises of the office despite the order of being banned the smoking.It should not be allowed in any case,because the smoking is injurious to health for both the smokers & people who in their surrounding also.

    As per the doctor's advice it harms more to the surrounding people.Of course the people sitting around may not be able to rise objection owing to some reason,but it does not mean that it is not hampering the working environment of the office.

    So a strict notice may be issued to all the employees not to smoke in the premises of the office & even if it found surprisingly,it may lead him/them to face administrative action which may even be tranfer to other unit or suspension from the service,because it is a clear violation of the govt. as well as office order.

    Thanks & good luck.

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    Dear aspirant
    We all know smoking is very danger for the people who smoke and also very danger for also those persons who inhale the dust of the smoke if some of the employee is breaks the law and smoking in the office then you must complaint of that particular employee to your office manager and said to him/her that sir one of employee in our company is still smoking and due to smoking the environment of the workplace also dirty..
    Thanking you

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    No officially you can allow any one to smoke by any chance inside the office premises or the office timings by any chance.
    Although people are very much addicted to this and do not leave this habit inspite of great warning but you are not insane and have enough knowledge of how much this practice is hazardous for the health.
    And even after knowing the bad effects how can you avail the break.
    Moreover if you do this and avail this smoking break and some day any complaint regarding this filled in the government organization that is anti smoking organization then your company may be caught in a great trouble.

    take wise decision

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    Practically speaking,we all know that smoking kills. But many people cannot refrain themselves from taking the habit of nicotin.This is a dangerous from health aspect.Now, most of the offices are air conditioned. Employees who have the habit of smoking are not been able to allowed for this reason.A little spark from the cigerette bud may proove dangerous. Considering this safety aspect, smoking is prohibited in such areas.But a norm can be put into force that twice a day,two small breaks of 10 mins can be alloted for those employees who have the habit of smoking.They can go outside the building,have their smoke,and come back to their work.However,it has to kept in mind,that such small breaks should not be stretched till half an hour!

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    hello,
    smoking is injurous to health not only for the smoking person but it also effects the person who is near to him and it will pollute the environment in the surroundings.
    one fine decision is write some rules and regulations and say them that they should follow in every aspect and in that rules write smoking is banned.
    say them that they should not smoke in the office premises also and they should not cross the limit and they should abide the rules and it is final.
    if anyone continues smoking hten its better to give him his resignation and say him to leave the office on the spot so that other persons may get a good lesson from this and they will not do it again.
    thank you............

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    Them differs from firm to help company. You will discover firm there is certainly option of smoking bedroom exactly where
    people today might light up without causing any kind of harm to anybody. But also in Of india General public area smoking is known as
    a great offence therefore people today ought not follow the training in office during all. Without a doubt, there are numerous folks who desire to
    breach rules and legislation although that will not mean anyone might join having them. If you think such as smoking
    you can accomplish it while in start break.
    It is really never a sensible practice for having a particular split for smoking in office environment. You need to be aware that energetic smoking and unaggressive smoking are both unsafe to help health and fitness connected with human. In every single practices many sort of destroys such as lunch hour, herbal tea split, refreshement split and many others are allowed and after you add some smoking split, that increase a idle some time to consequence a work. To get stoping smoking, you possibly can offered some sort of CCTV digital cameras within practices, therefore anybody working may be easily caught. You can even make split smoking focus office.
    Since smoking will be injurious to help health and fitness,a govt.has made a great ordinance for anyone to not ever light up within everyone place.Since a lot of people smokes within your working environment driveway which usually don't hamper the community connected with work,they might be allowed furnished no body objects for it,as the light up which is exhaled from the smoking officiant do will be reportedly far more injurious to your encompassing people.

    Therefore it is advisable to difficulty some sort of rigorous see to every one your workers to not ever light up in the work hrs. in the office driveway,disappointment which charge connected with Rs.500/ may be required to your worried defective person.

    Trust the above mentioned techniques will probably be valuable in the situation concerned.
    According to a surgeon's advice that damages far more to your encompassing people.Of study course the people hanging out around may well are not prepared to escalate opposition due to a number of reason,although it won't mean that it must be never restricting the significant natural environment of your office.

    Consequently some sort of rigorous see may be issued to every one your workers to not ever light up in the driveway connected with work & even though that identified remarkably,that quite often him/them in order to manage administrative measures which usually may also become transfer with component or maybe suspensions on the services,which is a clear breach of your govt. as well as workplace order.

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    As every body knows that smoking is injurious to health not only to the smokers but also to the people around the smokers due to secondary smoking. That is why it is banned at public places so that the people who don't smoke doesn't get effected unnecessarily. You cannot stop any one from smoking because it is an addiction. So many companies do provide seperate spaces for such smokers. But it depends on company to company . If you need to smoke every now and then than you must ask or take permission from your hr about it to let you smoke for small intervals and to go in seperate place for the same.

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    Hi,

    Normally, in most of the organisations breaks for smoking are not given specifically, but it's just that when employees go for lunch or tea breaks, they do smoke as well. In fact, you need not give special smoking breaks to your employees because this would encourage them to smoke more often, which again is not a healthy practice. You can just let the employees know that they need to utilize their normal break hours to their best in relaxing. Now it depends on them whether they want to smoke or relax in some other way.

    Thanks,
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    no never, there should be an office environment that keeps every employee under an amount of discipline and office culture should be maintained.. office is not the place you smoke if your interested into smoking then you should go out of the office smoke and come that is 10 meters outside office premises.. smoking is really a bad thing if you encourage smoking in office premises also they cause harm to co-employee who don't smoke its better you don't have provision for smoking.. moreover smoking in public place is an offence so its better we all don't endorse people who smoke in public.. when government of india has imposed it on every citizen about the rule.. its not legal to smoke in office there is no provision for it

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    Smoking breaks in office time ,it is impossible when the Govt.is active to delete this practice from human being in the country or from the world hence "smoking break" is never encourageable as a office boss you can not do this.If you do such mixtake then you will get memo from the higher authority,again those who did not do smoking they will create problem and they will demand for similar rest.So. as Boss you can not do such illegal work as smoking is never considered as good for health.So, smoking is a "bad habit" never encourage this habit atleast within the office premises.

    Thank You,


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    hi,
    as we all know that smoking is one of the curse to our society,which causes many disease and sometime leads to death.
    yes for the betterment of the society our government has taken some action for not to smoke in public places.as we all know in our society it is quit impossible to stop people from doing this.but still someone do this during office our it is very illegal & damages the environment. it is the duty of the company that they should conduct an survey or meetings in such matter time to time. it again depends upon company that they are really interested in this matter. and yes the other way round could be that make sure that the employees smoke during break time that to out of the campus or some work free area of the office.
    thanks

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    Yes it should be allowed because some of the chain smokers are there in the company if not allowed for smoke then they will not concentrate on work properly.
    I am not saying that always allow them to smoke , make a proper timing for that like you make it for the lunch or dinner.
    Many of the smokers usually smoke after having the food so they need five minutes more for the smoking.
    But beleive me if they are not stopped for doing that then they will never do any kind of harm to the company.
    Many of my friends are chain smokers but they are cheeta in the work, they usually say that we never get scared of the hard work bas cigarette mil jani chahiye.
    So this is the type of break they need to refresh their mind.
    There should be some limitations in these things like never allow the worker to smoke more than five minutes. If they take more time than allowed then ask them the reason, and also warn them they are only allowed because they has the habit of smoking if rules are broken then never allowed to smoke again in the working hours.
    I hope that it will be good information you were looking for.

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    In my opinion, allowing smoking hours would mean encouraging people to smoke. This is illegal ,moreover this will also develop interest among the non-smokers towards smoking.If extra time is taken out from working hours , then it may affect the smooth functioning of company. Spies can be hired to make sure no body smokes during working hours. CCTV cameras can also help. Smoking should be strictly prohibited as this is injurious to health. If such rules exist , smoking time for smokers can be reduced. i wish my suggestion helps.
    Thank you.

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    Hi friend ,
    As everybody is very well known of the fact that smoking is very very injurious to our health so it should be ignored as far as possible .It not only affects the health of the people in that surrounding but also its very harmful to the growth and reputation of the organisation .Because initially it will start from smoking and may gradually lead to drinking and many such stuffs which will definitely hamper the employees efficiency which in turn will adversely affect company's health.Moreover our government also bans smoking in offices so this kind of practice would be illegal if takes place .So in my opinion smoking in the office should not be allowed under any circumstances and for those who are addicted should be informed that they would be able to do so only in the lunch and break hours .

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    Hello,

    Smoking is injurious to health.
    This fact is known by every one.
    So, smoking should not be encouraged in office premises.
    They should not be allowed to smoke even during lunch breaks.
    And they should not be provided with additional breaks for smoking.

    Smoking will affect the health of the smoker as well non smoker.
    Even the non smokers may start smoking, if such permission is given.

    The employees who are caught smoking must be dealt seriously.
    They should be given last and strict warning.
    They will surely quit smoking in office premises.

    Good luck

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    Re: Should smoking breaks allowed in office hours?

    Hello,
    As we know that smoking is the major problem in world.

    There are organization there is availability of smoking room where
    people can smoke without causing any harm to anybody.

    But in India, Public place smoking is considered
    an offence so people should not follow the practice in office at all.


    If you need to smoke every now and then than you must ask or take permission from your hr about it to let you smoke for small intervals and to go in seperate place for the same.
    Thank you.


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