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Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act Goes Into Effect

Post Date:12/08/2006 8:00 AM

To smoke or not to smoke? That is the Question #5 - The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that secondhand smoke contains more than 4,000 substances, many of which are known to cause cancer in humans. In 2006, the U.S. Surgeon General released a comprehensive report stating that there is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure. Secondhand smoke, also called environmental tobacco smoke, is a combination of smoke from the burning end of cigarette, cigar or pipe and the smoke exhaled by smokers.

Effective December 8, 2006, the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in most public places and indoor places of employment. The Act was passed in order to protect the public from secondhand smoke. Carson City Health and Human Services in conjunction with Carson City Sheriff’s Office will be working to enforce local tobacco control measures.

For more information on the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act call Carson City Health and Human Services at 775-887-2190.

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