Smoke Free workplace laws

January 30, 2018
An unexpected ripple effect
Smokefree Air Challenge
Comprehensive Law, Including Bars and Restaurants
Comprehensive Law Passed, Not essentially
Strong Law essentially
Less strong Limitations

*No states have approved smokefree laws and regulations in 2015 to date, and so the map remains just like 2014.

Because the above map shows, the nation makes great progress toward meeting the American Lung Association's Smokefree Air Challenge. However, progress has slowed down substantially in the last 5 years with simply one condition, North Dakota, approving an extensive smokefree place of work law. Released in the year 2006, the Smokefree Air Challenge calls on all 50 states and also the District of Columbia to pass through laws and regulations barring smoking in most public facilities and places of work, including bars and restaurants.

Presently, 28 states and also the District of Columbia have met the Smokefree Air Challenge, however, no condition has transpired legislation in 2015. The American Lung Association will fight in 2015 and beyond to make certain everybody in most 50 states can also enjoy clean, smokefree air their current address, play and work. Employees should not need to be uncovered to secondhand smoke to earn a salary.

Have more information in the American Lung Association on smokefree laws and regulations and guidelines. You are able to join our fight for smokefree air by signing our Smokefree Air Challenge petition and signing up for our Lung Action Network.

Source: www.lung.org
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