Governor Newsom vetoes bill to protect workers

Thanks to advocacy efforts, California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed AB 374. This bill would have rolled back secondhand smoke protection in workplaces, specially allowing cannabis lounges to essentially turn into a restaurant or venue with live music.


hero_image_alt_text===Piece of paper stamped with red stamp saying VETO
thumbnail_alt_text===Piece of paper stamped with red stamp saying VETO

Vetoing this bill has been a significant win for the health of Californians and to protect new workers from being forced to endure toxic environment in order to keep their jobs.

The scientific evidence is clear: there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke causes serious diseases and premature death among nonsmokers. That’s why all workplaces and public places, including restaurants, bars and casinos should be smoke-free. Everyone should have the right to breathe clean air. We are so proud that in California, workers will continue to be protected in these environments.

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