Tobacco smoke is a major source of indoor air pollution and secondhand tobacco smoke increases the risk of developing lung cancer. On October 2, 1990, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved the Sacramento Clean Indoor Air and Health Protection Ordinance (Section 2, Chapter 6.84) which regulates smoking in an enclosed space at a place of employment.
Along with the California Labor Code Section 6404.5, the State created a uniform statewide standard to restrict smoking in the workplace to decrease or eliminate the harmful effects of exposing employees to tobacco smoke.
Representatives from the Sacramento County Environmental Management Department (EMD), as part of their routine food facility inspections, insure that "No Smoking" signs are posted throughout the facility. Our staff also responds to complaints received regarding smoking in any workplace within the county.
For more information, contact:
Sacramento County Environmental Management Department
Environmental Health Division
10590 Armstrong Avenue, Suite B
Mather, CA 95655-4153