Tobacco Free Coalition of Erie Niagara Counties

Tobacco Free Worksites

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An employer’s responsibility is to provide a safe and healthy working environment for its’ employees, clients, and visitors. By promoting a smoke-free workplace environment, such policy not only protects the health of people, but also increases productivity and helps save costs at the bottom line for organizations. It promotes a cleaner, safer, and more pleasant work environment.

The Clean Indoor Act which went into effect in 2003 has ensured smoke-free indoors and workplaces. In 2017, the law was expanded to also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes. However, employers can do more. By adopting and implementing a comprehensive 100% smoke-free worksite policy, they can reduce the amount of secondhand smoke and liter that may otherwise be found across the worksite grounds. Such policies are intended to promote the health and well-being of all people.


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