How can I make my workplace smoke-free?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
If it's your work environment where you are affected by secondhand smoke, it will probably be relatively easy to implement a nonsmoking policy, because they have become so prevalent in the workplace. If your office doesn't yet have a no-smoking policy, talk to your boss or office manager about implementing one. If nothing is resolved, talk to your local board of public health or Better Business Bureau to find out if a city or state no-smoking ordinance exists. The federal Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide a work environment that accommodates employees with disabilities. Therefore, employers must provide a smoke-free environment for employees who have asthma or allergies to smoke.
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