Its indeed the worst of times for tobacco companies in India. As the smoking ban in public places comes into effect. they are now going all out to stub out the smoke in their own offices.
Cigarette-makers including big boys like ITC and Godfrey Phillips India have put up ‘No Smoking’ boards across all their offices, removed ash trays and sent notifications to every employee that the no-smoking ban is here to stay. Well, the only silver lining to all of this, I guess, is that tobacco companies can go easy on complimentary smokes for their staff.
After all there's going to be no lighting up anytime soon in any of their offices.