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Why a smoke-free law?

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Why a smoke-free law?

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The aim of the smoke-free law is to protect workers and the public from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, which research has shown is a major risk to public health.

This section provides information on the background and research leading to the smoke-free legislation, including:

  • History of the development of the smoke-free law
  • Health risks associated with secondhand smoke.

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