A recent poll released on November 16th, 2009 reported that the majority of smokers worldwide support smoking bans in the workplace. The survey was conducted by RTI International and Harris Interactive.
They surveyed some 3,500 employees who smoke and more than 1,400 employers, in 14 counties. They ask about workplace smoking and smoking cessation. The study shows nearly three fouths of smoking employees and nearly 90 percent of employers express that the workplace should be smoke-free.
The survey, sponsored by Pfizer, found employees thought that they spend an average of one hour a day smoking at work and 70 percent did not think it had a negative financial impact on their work place. But about half of the employers stated they did believe that smoking had a negative financial impact on their company.