This past Friday, Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would ban smoking within 25 feet of all federal buildings across the country. Efforts to push for smoke-free buildings began in 1997, and continued making incremental progress throughout the Clinton and Bush administrations.
“Exposure to secondhand smoke is a serious health issue that drives up health care costs for all of us,” Davis said in a statement announcing her bill. “Federal workers should be able to work in a healthy, smoke-free environment.”
The GSA also cited studies confirming the health risks of smoking around coworkers that Davis mentioned. The bill excludes congressional offices, in order to gain more support.
Do you think federal buildings should be smoke free?
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