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  • 5 Rules you have to follow when introducing a designated smoking area for employees
  • Smoking is a practice engulfed in fiery debate. Around the world, laws are becoming stricter and stricter in an effort to promote the overall well-being of every individual, especially for those who choose not to smoke. South African law is no exception to this general global pattern, with the Tobacco Products Control Act protecting non-smokers, including non-smoking employees, while offering n... ››› more
  • [15 April 2016]
  • 3 Tips on how to manage e-cigarette smoking in the workplace
  • An ever-growing number of employees are now turning their attention towards e-cigarettes, otherwise referred to a 'vaping', in the workplace instead of traditional tobacco-based products. Now, if your employees are using them, it makes complete sense for you to take steps to manage their use, just as you would with conventional smoking in the workplace. Here are 5 steps to manage vaping in t... ››› more
  • [04 December 2015]
  • Are you following these six rules for outdoor smoking areas
  • If you so wish, you are entitled to ban smoking in the workplace. You're under no obligation. It's completely up to you. If you do, you'll need to put in place a designated smoking area. This goes for outdoor areas as well. What's more, you'll need to ensure full compliance with the Tobacco Controls Act (TCA). Having said that, here are seven rules that you NEED to know when it comes to ... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]
  • Here's what you need to know about smoking in the workplace
  • The opposing viewpoints around smoking have sparked debate for decades. But it doesn't matter what your personal viewpoint is. Here is what you need to know, from a legal point of view, about smoking in the workplace... Legislation around smoking in the workplace: As mentioned in Health & Safety Advisor, smoking in the workplace is not regulated by labour law, but rather by the Tobacco P... ››› more
  • [05 August 2015]
  • Six ways to control smoke breaks and manage your employees' productivity
  • To this day, even after the smoking laws have been passed, smoking in the workplace still sparks heated debates between smokers and non-smokers. And not because employers allow employees to smoke in non-designated areas. But rather the amount of time employees are allowed to spend smoking. Read on for six ways to control smoke breaks in your company, and manage your employees' productivity.... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • Is it lawful to discriminate against smokers in the workplace?
  • Labour law doesn't govern smoking in the workplace. The Tobacco Products Control Act is the framework you must use to govern this issue. Read on to find out whether or not the Act allows you to discriminate against employees who smoke. Most South Africans are heavy smokers. The 2012 Health24 Great SA Smoking Survey, sponsored by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, found that more than 50% of smoke... ››› more
  • [11 December 2013]
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