Reynolds American Inc., the maker of Camel cigarettes, announced it is banning smoking inside its facilities starting in 2015.
Currently, employees of the second-largest American tobacco company are allowed to smoke traditional cigarettes, cigars and pipes at their desks, and in conference rooms, elevators and hallways. Come Jan. 1, that’ll be no more, Reynolds American spokesman David Howard told the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal.
“We will restrict traditional smoking to the designated areas as they are put together in 2015 and 2016,” he said. “The bottom line is that we believe it is the right thing to do, updating our tobacco usage policies, at the right time to do it. The policy change will better accommodate nonsmokers and visitors to our facilities.”
Employees will still be allowed to use electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn cigarettes like the Eclipse brand, moist snuff and snus.