COVID-19 has changed the way that the world works. There are many different ways in which people can grow and develop following the pandemic, and one of these ways is an overhaul of the current layout for smokers.
While you may not know exactly how this disease has changed the way that smokers are viewed, we suspect that they will feature heavily in a post corona world, so let’s check it out together.
The Impacts of COVID-19 on Smoking
You are probably wondering what impact a pandemic like this can have on smoking of all things. Well, you’re not considering one crucial thing. The coronavirus is a respiratory disease.
What does this mean for smokers?
Well, it basically means that people are now going to be even more critical of things like smoking. It’s been confirmed that those with weaker immune systems and long-standing respiratory issues are at a higher risk of serious illness. Those are exactly the kinds of issues that years of smoking or exposure to smoking can create.
The Solution of Smoking Shelters
So in a world where people are going to object even more heavily to second-hand smoke, and smokers, how do we keep everyone happy? You can’t just ban smoking outright in the workplace – it tends to be a poorly received decision. So the solution is to create a place specifically for smokers to go and smoke in peace.
That’s exactly where the smoking shelter will come into effect. This is a space where people can go and freely smoke in peace without having to worry about whether or not they are putting anyone at risk.
These shelters can be very well designed, they can be positioned in a place where the general public don’t usually go, and they are isolated enough that there is no chance of the smoke being carried downwind.
Smoking shelters are signs of inclusivity. They are a testament to how accepting and tolerant you are as a workplace because they promote the fact that you are prepared to give smokers a place to safely smoke, away from the general public, and away from anybody else. If they want to expose themselves to smoke, that is their choice. But the issue of the general public not being happy is solved, and you will have to accept that people will return to services and businesses with even less tolerance for things like cigarettes.
In conclusion, we predict that smoking shelters will have a very high level of importance in a post-COVID-19 world. They will be a way to give smokers a safe haven, which is important for people who are trying to smoke without putting anybody else at risk. People are going to be more cautious of things which can cause respiratory diseases now because the COVID-19 pandemic has proven that diseases like it targets people with weak immune systems or long-standing respiratory conditions.