Virginia special interests attempt an "end around" as a new strategy to force a statewide smoking banHowever, what these special interest lawmakers don't realize is that there is new air quality data (conducted quietly by other pro-smoking ban groups) which shows that secondhand smoke IS NOT a workplace health hazard.
The air quality test results as compared to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations show that secondhand smoke levels are up to 25,000 times SAFER than OSHA permissible exposure limits (pel). OSHA pel are the safe acceptable level of exposure for workers for 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week.
So the bottom line is that the traditional argument used to justify smoking bans in the past, "workplace health hazard" is no longer valid.
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