Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

News Summary

Washington must act to protect workers

Publication Date: 2005-05-02
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  • Publication:Tacoma News Tribune
It is heartening to see states such as Montana and North Dakota now protecting workers from cancer-causing secondhand smoke. Eight states now protect workers, patrons and children from the devastating effects of arsenic, benzene and other cancer-causing chemicals present in secondhand tobacco smoke.

Washington voters should act quickly to protect workers from these chemicals just as it has protected them from asbestos dust.