Providing real protection for non-smokers is a challenge for many different types of businesses, including offices, hotels, conference centers, production facilities, transportation facilities, warehouses, logistics centers, care facilities, and high-security facilities.
Safe smoking solutions can be hard to find in certain facilities, resulting in inappropriate indoor smoking that may cause fire hazards. This can also lead to smoke and odors spreading throughout the facility, making the environment less pleasant. More importantly, it exposes others to hazardous secondhand smoke, which can cause serious health issues. In care facilities and high-security facilities, the staff often works near patients or inmates that smoke, further increasing the risk of them suffering from the consequences of secondhand smoke. In warehouses, logistics centers, offices, and other workplaces where smokers might have to walk far distances to get to designated smoking areas, smoke breaks are often unnecessarily long, decreasing employee productivity.