In America, rather than Canada, I see suggestions that it is a "blue collar" habit. What the heck is that kind of class-ism? Smoking is bad, it doesn't matter who is doing it. Ideally we want to eliminate it. Most laws these days are targeting the youth to prevent people from ever smoking, so that 20 years down the road when there's very few smokers, it's much easier to legislate bans against it. As tobacco is just plain bad, I don't see the problem.
The reason for that is because if you took a cross-section of smokers in America, a large majority of them are "blue collar", or rather they have jobs that involve working outside, or they have lower level office jobs. Part of this is probably because higher end jobs are so obsessed with appearance, or work in office buildings several stories up to where it would be a huge pain in the ass to take an elevator or stairs down to go on a smoke break, and it would take a long time.
The thing I hate the most is the sort of way you get eyed in the workplace for it. It isn't a problem at my current workplace at all, and I'm not the only smoker, but I always feel like I might have to be ready to justify that time spent based on the fact that on my lunch hour I walk to the corner store, get a sandwich, and come back and eat at my desk as I work.(I'm gone for 10 minutes max, and I don't get out of the call queue while I eat) If anyone ever says my smoke breaks take too long, I'm going to justify it with the fact that a smoke break takes 5 minutes, and my lunch hour
takes me 10, and that if you put the smoke breaks and my lunch hour together, I would still only be netting 40 minutes away from my desk in a day, not counting bathroom breaks or grabbing a cup of coffee.
My co-workers are much worse in that regard, with the nerf gun wars and internet surfing at their desks in between calls. I mean I don't think it'll ever come up, but I'm ready if it does.
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