Big Brother is watching as council wants to stop smoking in the home

WHILST the concept of banning smoking in public places and work is almost universal, a Danish Council wants to take things a step further by telling employees that they may not smoke in the privacy of their own homes.

As more and more Danish Councils extend no smoking rules to official vehicles for example, that in Gentofte has gone a step further and according to CPH Post has issued a dictate that states that employees are not allowed to smoke “indoors, outdoors or off the premises, in a home workplace or while travelling between workplaces.”

The Council argues that there are two reasons for the decision, firstly to protect employee’s health and secondly to ensure that the rules are clear and not open to misinterpretation but unions have reacted saying that this decision is a step too far.

This is so far the exception rather than the general rule as most Councils appear to accept that their employees are entitled to act freely and within the law in their own homes.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page