The Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA), passed in 2008, included many exemptions that resulted in venues where smoking is still allowed. The consequences of these exemptions are widespread and significant, including the creation of two classes of hospitality workers—those who are forced to work in smoke-filled environments and those who are not.
In addition, it has resulted in countless patrons who remain exposed to the toxins of secondhand smoke, an unfair business market among those businesses that are exempted and those that are not and confusion among the public as to what venues are smoke-free.
Now, almost 10 years later, we are working to strengthen the law. Learn how you can be part of the effort to ensure all Pennsylvania workers are protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke!