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New study raises smoking concerns

Publication Date: 6/14/2006
  • Author:Jan Hogan
  • Publication:Summerlin (NV) South View

Some Nevada workers up in arms about health risks and effects of ballot initiatives

The results of a new study on the effects of second-hand smoke on casino employees has verified what some say they've known all along: Second-hand smoke in the workplace is hazardous to health...

This fall, voters will likely find two initiatives on the ballot concerning smoking. Many voters haven't heard of them, but Tahirih Kempf isn't surprised. The Henderson resident is trying to get the word out so residents won't be confused at the ballot machines.

It took searching on her part to learn there would be anything concerning smoking on this fall's ballot.

"I knew if it had taken me so long to find what I was looking for, how could the average person hear about these issues if they weren't looking?" Kempf said.