Walmart Employees Should Not Smoke in Doorways
by Gail C. - Posted Thu January 8, 2009 @ 12:00 PM
I have a Friend on Oxygen that shops at Walmart quite a bit and he had complained to me before about having to take his ride wheelchair through cigarette smoke to even get inside the store. I noticed that the last several times I had been to Walmart in Bloomington, Indiana that there were 2 or 3 Walmart EMPLOYEES standing right beside the front doors smoking. I have no problems with them smoking on their own property as it is their breath and lungs but it becomes my breath and lungs when I have to walk through their smoke just to buy necessities. One female employee walked in right in front of me and exhaled her cigarette smoke AFTER walking in the store. I have the names of these employees but wish to give them a chance to fix this issue first. I wanted to comment to the store while there but I thought it may be no use as some of the smoking employees consisted of CSM (not sure what that means) and management.
I would like for Walmart to offer free smoking cessation classes to those employees who smoke and would like to quit and for those smoking employees who refuse to stop smoking, a place out of the customer's line of traffic, maybe a small shelter out back or somewhere for smokers only to be fair for them as well.