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No ifs, ands or butts. Smoking is an issue at many federal agencies. A lot of nonsmokers resent giving people time off for what they consider is an unhealthy, smelly habit. But smokers say what they are doing is no worse than people who overeat or use their government computers for some naughty purposes. Where there's smoke there's fire.
Tags: Mike Causey , smoking ban , workforce , pay and benefits , communication , efficiency in government , National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees , Federal Dispute Resolution Conference
In most federal offices, the practice of on-the-job-smoking has gone with the wind, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for some feds, isolated pockets for smokers outside the building need to be pushed even further downwind.
Defense.gov reports on the policy to prevent secondhand smoking's effects on other sailors.
Rebecca W. Hamilton, associate professor of marketing, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Dave Ross, commentator
The Air Force Times reports that the DoD Alcohol and Tobacco Advisory Committee is launching an effort to get active members and veterans to kick the habit.
The ban on smoking inside Fairfax County bus shelters goes into effect Dec. 1. Violators will face $25 fines.
A study sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds children aged 12 to 17 who live with a smoking mother are nearly three times as likely to take up the habit.