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Where is a good poster in Japanese on being COVID-19 safe

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I work in place with all Japanese and they are complete fools who don't wash their hands and touch each other and don't cover their mouths when they cough. A lot also smoke. Admittedly the place would struggle if everyone tried to wash their hands on entering the workplace- not enough basins with a restricted entry time.
 

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Those aren 't very good posters. Somethng that includes the shocking effects of COVID woukd be good and is simple and focused would be good and includes how smoking adds to tye danger.
 

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I couldn’t find any warning about smoking.
As a former smoker, let me just say.... it doesn't matter. Smokers know that smoking is bad for them already. One more added risk won't change anything.

If many of them smoke, it's especially unlikely that they will quit: particularly if smoke breaks are allowed but personal breaks are otherwise frowned upon.
Even if smokers don't get extra breaks, there is a social factor to smoking together making smoke breaks different from other breaks. If you can still smoke inside the workplace, it's less of a social issue and more simply the constant smell of the substance you are addicted to, although there is of course still a social factor.

Every workplace is different, of course, with different policies and different social dynamics. The one thing that remains the same is that quitting smoking while working in a majority-smokers workforce is extraordinarily difficult. One more factoid on one more poster won't make it any easier.

Changing break policies and where smoking is permitted can make it easier for those who want to quit, but you cannot make people want something.
 

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As a former smoker, let me just say.... it doesn't matter. Smokers know that smoking is bad for them already. One more added risk won't change anything.

If many of them smoke, it's especially unlikely that they will quit: particularly if smoke breaks are allowed but personal breaks are otherwise frowned upon.
Even if smokers don't get extra breaks, there is a social factor to smoking together making smoke breaks different from other breaks. If you can still smoke inside the workplace, it's less of a social issue and more simply the constant smell of the substance you are addicted to, although there is of course still a social factor.

Every workplace is different, of course, with different policies and different social dynamics. The one thing that remains the same is that quitting smoking while working in a majority-smokers workforce is extraordinarily difficult. One more factoid on one more poster won't make it any easier.

Changing break policies and where smoking is permitted can make it easier for those who want to quit, but you cannot make people want something.
No special breaks. They are not a majority. 5 or 6 out of 30 people. Knowing its bad and knowing it will lead to your death soon (rather than after a long time or illness ) in two different ways- hand to mouth risk and Severe Respiratory Distress Disorder and risk other people's lives ( nicotine where first hand or sevond hand smoke) is surely a bit different.
 

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A minority who are allowed smoke or vape in the kitchenette which takes out where its full or filled with horrid smoke one place you can wash your hand. The nominal branch boss vapes with menthol only. You of course know she probably likes the second hand smoke.
 

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By the way workers are compelled to show their hands in this place before putting on glooves because we might be bleeding unto the work.
 

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All you can really do is control your own actions. Was your hands frequently. Don’t touch your face. Don’t socialize. etc.
 
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Ah. It's never easy quit, but those are work circumstances are perhaps better then many. It's unfortunate that the smoking area is part of the common area and not seperate, or better yet, outside.

surely a bit different.
Not really. It's still a chance of something bad that might happen in the future. The decision to quit requires giving up what you want here and now to avoid the chance of something unpleasant in the future. The elevated risk might encourage some re-evaluation, but the fundamental psychological hurdle to quitting doesn't change.

The nominal branch boss vapes with menthol only. You of course know she probably likes the second hand smoke.
I doubt it. Individuals vary, certainly, but for most people who switch to vaping, second-hand smoke is a harsh and unpleasant reminder that you're using a substitute, and for most people that never smoked (even if they vape) second-hand smoke is just unpleasant. If you're using vaping as a bridge to quitting, being around smokers makes it hard to scale down your nicotine level without relapsing into smoking.
 
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