TEACHERS MUST HAVE THEIR PRIVATE LIVES. THEY ARE AS HUMAN AS ANY OTHER PROFESSIONAL.
Rev Martin Luther King smoked yet he represented some of our greatest ideals of discipline and leadership.
Yes he was as human as any of us with some grave errors but he achieved so much for the black race despite his mistakes and a habit of smoking.
There are smokers in every profession.
Teachers who do so must do it away from their impressionable learners.
This is not a treatise to encourage smokers among teachers but a caution to say people have their private lives and that include teachers!
If schools don’t want employ teachers who smoke, then they need to insert that clause in their policy, that is when it is punishable if you find out your staff smokes.
All smokers need help to overcome the habit and that we should do to preserve their lives despite their own cravings for nicotine.
They don’t need discrimination of any kind !
Beware : Smoking is dangerous to your health.
Smokers are liable to die young.