The world has changed since the days so vividly portrayed in that critically-acclaimed drama series “Mad Men”. No longer are people lighting up whenever and wherever they feel like it. Smoking laws are making sure of that. Most workplaces have also enforced smoking bans. In a world that has become exponentially aware of the dangers of tobacco use, smoking—particularly smoking in public—is now frowned upon by society in general.
The advent of electronic cigarettes, however, is threatening to shake things up once again. Suddenly, tobacco-using members of the workforce who have shifted to e-cigarettes now have the opportunity to once again get their nicotine fix at work. After all, they wouldn’t technically be smoking in the workplace. They’d be vaping in the workplace, which many employers are probably not ready, to address just yet.
Nevertheless, vaping in the workplace needs to be addressed. As with any workplace issue, there are several factors that need to be considered. Let’s discuss some of those factors, including one that appears to be simple but could bring about unwanted complications if they go about it without utmost care.Read More