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Nebraska Smoking Ban Approaches First Anniversary

Publication Date: 2010-05-28
  • Publication:WOWT

Next Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Nebraska's smoking ban in virtually all indoor workplaces and public buildings.

It was passed by lawmakers during the 2008 session and took effect June 1, 2009.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that companies spend $3,856 per smoker per year in direct medical costs and lost productivity. In Nebraska, tobacco use accounts for $500 million in lost productivity each year.

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