Left Behind in the Smoke

Left Behind in the Smoke

A webinar on policy options to reduce health inequities in the California Workplace Act

January 1, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the start date of California's Smokefree Workplace Act. Although widely considered to be a comprehensive smokefree air law, the California Smokefree Workplace Act still does not prohibit smoking in workplaces such as hotels, cabs of trucks, warehouses, private residences, health care facilities, and workplaces located outdoors. This webinar examines how exemptions in the California Smokefree Workplace Act contribute to tobacco-related health inequities, particularly among the working poor and communities of color. The presenters discuss local policy options for closing the gaps in the law, and they outline how the California Tobacco Prevention Program is working with state and local partners to reduce tobacco-related health inequities. 
 
Presenters
  • Becky Johnson, policy analyst, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Ray Leung, staff attorney, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Richard T. Kwong, senior policy strategist, Strategic Planning and Policy Unit, California Tobacco Control Program
  • Nicole Handel, program consultant, California Tobacco Control Program
 
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