BPOs and the smoking ban

BPOs have always been character assasinated. It is in the news for all the wrong reasons, rather BPOs are made the reason for all the wrong news.

When I joined the BPOs, I was told that one cannot work in a call center without smoking. You have to smoke to cope up with the stress you encounter in a BPO. But its has been 8 years now and I have never smoked. Is it that the BPO is the one who brought the smnoking culture? I do no think it is, but a lot of people have their own reasons to believe that it is.

So how would the smoking ban impact the BPOs? I do not think it would make much of a difference. For that matter, no-smoking in any company would not make much of a difference, because the ones who still feel the urge to smoke would go out and smoke and the ones who can avoid will avoid it. But can smokers quit smoking all of a sudden. No, not really.

So will the smoking ban be effective. I have my reason to believe that it is not. I am of the opinion that if the government is so committed towards prevention of smoking, why don’t they stop the production of cigarrettes.

What is your opinion? Post a comment and lets start a discussion.

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