Where There's Smoke There's fire

These days, as the crusade against public puffing heats up

At the Department of Justice, which has a keen sense of law-and-order, smokers now retreat to the photocopying rooms in order to relax with a soothing cigarette. And how does that affect working conditions? "We don't do any work here anyway," cracks one bureaucrat. At the Department of Transportation, where things are supposed to move, smokers can puff away in half the rest rooms and corridors, but at the State Department, which has never been known for hasty decision making, nobody is quite sure where you can do it. "The air hasn't circulated in here in 20 years," sighs an inhabitant...

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