Hebbie Posted April 8, 2004 Share Posted April 8, 2004 I feel like I took some sort of a stand today at my work place regarding non-smoker's rights to breath clean air! I work for a large law firm in Philadelphia, and the building has always had a policy that you could smoke outside the "20th street entrance", but not the main "19th street entrance". Since my diagnoses, I am more aware of the fact that this policy is not exactly enforced. I generally have to dodge a smoker or two each day as I enter or leave the main entrance. However, this morning, I turned the corner towards our entrance and walked headfirst into an enormous cloud of blue/gray pipe smoke....that was the last straw! I sent an e-mail to our office's building liason and told her the situation....specifically stating that I had fought too hard in chemotherapy to be subjected to second-hand smoke every time I entered or left our building. She agreed wholeheartedly and contacted building management. They are now going to begin enforcing the policy, but did let her know that the majority of the offenders are employees of our firm....which has now prompted a firm-wide e-mail reminding them of the ban on smoking at the main entrance, and advising them that this policy will now be stricktly enforced. I feel like it is a small victory in some ways, but the larger victory is that I actually voiced my opinion and was HEARD!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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