Got a light? If you’re looking for one at the offices of Camel, you’ll need to go outside.
According to The Associated Press, their cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is extinguishing their smoking policy in its offices and buildings.
Yesterday they informed employees a new policy will be implemented in 2015 to ban the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes at employee desks, offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators. Currently smoking is prohibited in cafeterias, fitness centers and on factory floors.
There is a kicker. It sounds like Reynolds is building indoor smoking areas so once those designated areas are in full effect, the no-smoking policy will go into effect.
Per the piece, spokesman David Howard stated:
“We believe it’s the right thing to do and the right time to do it because updating our tobacco use policies will better accommodate both non-smokers and smokers who work in and visit our facilities. We’re just better aligning our tobacco use policies with the realities of what you’re seeing in society today.”
Although smoking itself will be banned, it will permit employees using smokeless tobacco products. Electronic cigarettes, we’re talking to you.