Californians, please take action to support closing loopholes in the state smokefree workplace law!
Publication Date: 2016-03-03
California is one step closer to stronger smokefree air and tobacco control laws!
Fantastic news! On Thursday, March 3, the California Assembly passed all six tobacco control bills in a historic show of support for putting the health of Californians above tobacco industry profits.
The next step is for these bills to get final approval on the Senate floor next week, before they are sent to Governor Brown’s desk.
Please contact your Senator today to ask him/her to vote YES on the package of tobacco control bills. These six bills will reduce the burden of death and disease caused by tobacco use and exposure in our state
ANR is especially thrilled that the Assembly took action today to eliminate some of the most problematic exemptions in the state smokefree law, which still allows smoking in some enclosed workplaces.
Now, we are very close to ensuring that more California workers are able to breathe easy in small businesses, employee break rooms, warehouses, hotel lobbies, and owner-operated businesses—22 years after the adoption California’s landmark smokefree law.
Likewise, we applaud the Assembly for regulating e-cigarettes and other electronic smoking devices as tobacco products, including not allowing them to be used in smokefree environments.
Thank you to each and every individual and organization who has spoken up tirelessly and worked diligently over the years about the need to expand smokefree air protections to all California workers.
Please contact your Senator today to ask him/her to vote YES on the package of tobacco control bills.
Thanks for taking action!
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