Brit Smokers May Soon Find Themselves Out of Jobs

by Tanya Thomas on  October 3, 2010 at 7:36 AM Lifestyle News
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As employing them seems to prove too much of a hassle, campaigners for people's right to smoke have warned that smokers may soon be filtered out of the workplace.

Forest, a lobby group, said more and more employers were making life unreasonably difficult for smokers.
 Brit Smokers May Soon Find Themselves Out of Jobs
Brit Smokers May Soon Find Themselves Out of Jobs

Director Simon Clark spoke out as Breckland Council, which is based in Dereham, Norfolk, became the latest local authority to consider making workers clock off while they take a cigarette break.

British American Tobacco employees take a cigarette break in the company's rooftop smokers' area at Globe House in the City of London when the smoking ban came into force in July 2007.

"Breckland are the latest council to consider - or impose - this clocking off and back on policy. Some have even gone further by imposing smoking bans," the Daily Mail quoted Clark as saying.

"We don't have figures but there are quite a few which either having some sort of 'clocking off' policy or a complete no smoking policy.

"Our concern is that soon smokers will be losing out on jobs because their lives at work will be so complicated that employers will decide it's too much trouble to employ them.

"This idea of 'clocking off' to smoke isn't a health issue. It's unreasonable. Will they make people 'clock off' if they have a coffee break?

"If some people are taking too many smoking breaks than they should and taking advantage that's an issue for managers, not a health issue," he added.

Breckland councillors are due to decide whether to impose the 'clocking off' policy after considering a report at a meeting.

Source: ANI

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CarolT Monday, October 4, 2010

The anti-smokers are guilty of flagrant fraud for ignoring more than 50 studies showing that human papillomaviruses cause over ten times more lung cancers than those charlatans pretend are caused by secondhand smoke. Smokers and passive smokers are more likely to have been exposed to this virus for socioeconomic reasons, and their bogus studies based on nothing but lifestyle questionnaires are cynically designed to falsely blame tobacco for all those extra lung cancers that are really caused by HPV. They commit the same type of fraud with every disease they blame on tobacco. This is a violation of our human rights just like putting innocent people in prison.

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