Smoking in the workplace is almost tradition for people. When you work a stressful job, you need a place where you can go and you can just relax. A lot of people feel their job is very stressful so when they get overwhelmed by stress, they go on what’s known as a smoke break. Hell, even teachers in public teaching venues feel the need to smoke every once in a while. You’ll see lounges where teachers will be laying back and just taking a casual smoke break because the thought of grading 200 papers in a day can feel a little exhausting or overwhelming.
Not only that but there’s the stress of dealing with demanding children, people who have constant excuses as to why they don’t have something done, then you have the parents who are judging you for giving their children a bad grade. Is it your fault? No, absolutely not but that’s just one of the many stress related jobs that leads to the development of a staging area where people can smoke for their break.
Then you have people in call centers who deal with irate customers all day. It’s not the customer service representative’s fault that your service stopped working or that something is wrong, is it? So why is it that customers take it out on the service reps instead of putting their anger where it should be? They’re just a punching bag and they’re available. This is true in almost any industry. You have bartenders who deal with drunk people all day and believe me, it is not fun. They go out back to consistently have smoke breaks.
Did you know that there’s a heavy financial cost associated with smoking in the worst place? It’s estimated that in London alone, it costs 8 billion pounds a year.
Time is Money
You’ve probably heard this saying over and over and it still holds true every single time you hear it. Time is money. Every time your workers or co-workers step outside to smoke and take a break, that’s just time you are personally costing the company and not doing work that could be making the company money. Most people need one smoke break an hour before they become irate or go insane while in stressful jobs.
This is why some jobs won’t even hire you if you smoke. They prefer to have people who can work their full 8 hour shifts without needing cancerous death sticks to puff on just to calm their nerves. Vaping however is a bit different. Some offices even allow you to vape from your desk so you won’t have to get up and you won’t cost the company any money. You won’t be emitting harmful second hand emissions so there’s that as well. It’s cost effective to not only you and everyone around you but more importantly the company.
This is just another reason as to why people need to get on board with vaping and to throw away the nasty habit of smoking cigarettes for good.