Designated smoking areas provide a specific location where cigarette smoking is allowed in a business or office area. Designated smoking and non-smoking areas are typically part of an office-wide no-smoking policy to protect the people in the building from the health hazards of second hand cigarette smoke.
Employers create healthier workplace for the employees when they limit the areas where cigarette smoking is permitted. Protecting employees from second hand smoke can reduce company healthcare costs and absenteeism due to smoking-related illness. In addition, by expanding the non-smoking areas, employers minimize the risk of fires and increase the life-span of office equipment.
- Read more about Massachusetts Smoke-free Workplace Law.
- Read more about the benefits of having a designated and enforced smoking areas.
Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice
- Beacon Capital Partners
- BNY Mellon Center
- The Chiofaro Company
- The Colonnade Hotel
- Seaport Hotel
- Sheraton Hotel
- TD Garden
- Zoo New England