The RN could encourage our smokers to quit by not subsidizing DF ciggies. How can we encourage the younger sailors to quit when they get their fags much cheaper than their civvy oppos?
The initiative to give smokers paid time off to try and quit is valiant but would never work. Can you imagine the drips from the non-smokers turned to when their mates get the afternoon off to try and stop smoking? This after years of them sloping off to the QD or jetty for a 10 min break every hour or so.
The RN is quite pro-active in encouraging people to quit but as always it is will power and the desire of the individual to really want to give up that is the dominant factor in success.
yep, as a non-smoker, I ready get abit narked at tabbers disappearing for a swift tab, every five minutes. Is their habit so bad, in which case they need real help, that they cant wait until standeasy? Giving them payed leave to recover, thats just unfair. I agree with Gunz_45, surely under the 'duty of care' blah blah a start would be getting rid of subsided tabs!
Talking of smoking, we was in Scotland last year, some of my lads were sat in a van at a set of traffic lights having a nice puff on a ciggy when a cop car pulled up and bolloxed them for smoking in a work place !!!!!
Obviously no crime needs solving in Glasgow then, this malarkey comes to England in two months time........ 8O