HELP! My boss smokes in the office. A constant cloud. What can I do and stil protect my job? HELP PLEASE!?

WHERE CAN I TURN FOR SATISFACTION? I work for a small business in Brooklyn, New York. My boss (in the next office) not five feet away from me, smokes Pall Mall cigarettes. I would guess about 2 packs a day. Each time I open the exterior door, he closes it, telling me that he is cold. Thre is absolutely no consideration for me and the fact that I cannot tolerate the smoke wafting in from his office, causing a large white cloud over my head. Please understand that we went the route of an exhaust, but is does not do the job. The man smokes like a chimney and it stinks! I have asthma, and it was determined last week by my doctor that I have hardening around my heart. I told my boss and he said if I dont like it I should look for another job. Afterall he said that is his place and he can do what he wants. Can he continue to smoke and physically hurt me? Do I have any resource? Can anyone help???????????

Asked By: Sonia - 1/17/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Ahhh, tough one. But I'm the type of person that would tell them off, if it's your boss, maybe you should explain to him that it interrupts your work. Or you can move to Arizona like me! NO SMOKING in buildings! It's a law!
Answered By: Andrew G - 1/17/2008
Additional Answers (5)
In two words : YOUR FIRED!
Answered By: Frank P - 1/17/2008
Andrew is correct for the most part. Most states now have a no smoking policy inside buildings (second hand smoke). You can look online (something like "New York statutes"). If smoking is prohibited inside buildings, it doesn't matter if it IS his business, he's not allowed to smoke there.
Answered By: Michael G - 1/17/2008
Here in California it is "against the law" for anyone to smoke in a public office. Some offices have completely "smoke free" environments in which no one can even smoke within 50 feet outside... More
Answered By: pixles - 1/17/2008
start making your resume and look for another job,your boss is an inconciderate nerd who doesnt care about anyone elses health.this is sick!why expose other people to the hazards of second hand smoke!
Answered By: troublemaker. - 1/17/2008
Force him to eat a cigarette and then it will make him so violently ill he'll never ever want to smoke again.
Answered By: John B - 1/17/2008
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