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  • marvelous
    January 30, 2012 - 04:20

    Geez, I thought it was a free world. This non-smoking fascist trend is just ridiculous. I will admit that people twenty years ago had to deal with a lot of second hand smoke in public places but that has changed. Sounds like Kelsey you should get a ticket book and become a vigilante to police those spray painted non-smoking zones around government building doors. Oh wait, you don't have to because there are enough rude people harassing people who are smoking already, its trendy and progressive. Want to have a cigarette break, scuttle to the back alley with the rest of societies undesirables. You don't get to discriminate against smokers and dock them pay because YOU don't like their habit. I agree with Sam there are a lot greater issues with hard drugs and alcohol and their effect on society than a few smokers. Smokers pay the most tax on their tobacco and when they get lung cancer they die in six months after being diagnosed, so their taxes they have paid on their tobacco over 20 years is probably paying for the lights to be on in the Janeway. Just my opinion.

  • Sam
    January 23, 2012 - 23:19

    Alcohol is a much bigger problem than smoking, affecting lives of the users and their families and others, The cost to society is also much higher.

  • Kelseylundrigan
    January 23, 2012 - 13:06

    I think the first place to start is with your staff and clean house. I went to a Govt dept./ to do the drivers written test in St. John's and had to walk through the door with staff smoking in front of the doorway area. I had to walk through that exhaled stink. I mentioned it to a supervisor on site and he said that is all he could do. I would give them a letter and if that doesn't work, try two weeks without pay and they will find somewhere else to smoke off Gov. property. It is a waste oif time and gov. MONEY if staff and supervisors don't follow the PLAN. Rules for smoking in the door way of hospitals expecially the Janeway is a farce. Discussed Parent