E-Cigarettes and Businesses

Should businesses be concerned about e-cigarette use in their facilities?

Since the Iowa SmokeFree Air Act was passed in 2008, there has been much effort to maintain clean air for every Iowan. The use of e-cigarettes in public places and workplaces may complicate the efforts to enforce smoke free laws. Since secondhand vapor has not been evaluated, the American Lung Association supports including e-cigarettes under smoke free laws.

What can I do to keep my business smoke free?

Do not allow e-cigarette use. It is legal to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in your facilities/businesses. This would simplify enforcement efforts. Businesses can modify an existing smoke free or tobacco free policy to include e-cigarettes and the like.

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