Thank you for your interest in protecting Boulder City's workers, residents, and visitors from secondhand smoke. To add your name to the growing list of supporters of smoke-free places, please click here.
Be sure to check back soon for dates of upcoming City Council meetings when expanding the number of smoke-free places in Boulder City will be discussed.
When it comes to secondhand smoke, there is no risk-free level of exposure. Even brief exposure to secondhand smoke can be dangerous to adults and children.
Residents and visitors to our state benefit from Nevada's Clean Indoor Air Act that prohibits smoking in many workplaces and indoor public places. But not everyone is protected. The exemptions in the current state law leave thousands of employees and patrons in nightclubs, casinos, and some bars still breathing the cancer-causing chemicals in secondhand smoke. There is no ventilation system that can remove these harmful chemicals from the air.
It's important that our outdoor public places be free from tobacco smoke too. Breathing secondhand smoke outside is still harmful – especially in condensed areas such as outdoor dining patios. And in addition to creating a litter problem in our parks and playgrounds, discarded cigarette butts contain dangerous chemicals such as nicotine, arsenic, mercury, and lead. These toxins are lethal to wildlife and if eaten by a small child, cigarette butts can cause nicotine poisoning, with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and breathing problems.
The individuals, organizations, and businesses in support of Smoke-Free Boulder City
believe that everyone has the right to breathe clean air where they work and play.
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