Crisis Communications Should firms ban smoking at work to prevent ‘third-hand’ smoke That cigarette odor might be bad for your health. By Michael SebastianFeb. 4, 2011 SHARE Is that evidence, plus the smell, reason enough to ban employees from smoking during work hours? Or is worrying about “third-hand” smoke taking it too far? To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.