The Oklahoma City-County Health Department works to protect health, promote wellness and prevent disease.
Smoke-free workplace laws can reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, prevent young people from starting to smoke and support smokers trying to quit.
Oklahoma businesses that are already smoke-free may assume that a statewide smoke-free law won’t affect them one way or another. However, many workers are still faced with working in smoking environments, including bars and other entertainment venues.
By reducing smoking rates and the $2.1 billion in smoking-caused annual productivity losses, Oklahoma’s overall economy will benefit, lifting all boats.