Tobacco-free venues

  • S. B. Cohen
Conference paper


The tobacco-free venue is an emerging concept that is simple, clear-cut and unambiguous. Simply stated, this means that tobacco in all forms is proscribed in designated areas in a manner similar to that for illicit drugs and alcohol. One major difficulty in creating a clean indoor environment is the endless bickering by the tobacco industry about when, where and how much consumption of tobacco products is to be allowed or encouraged. The industry thrives on the publicity attached to this pseudo-issue. Those trying to protect the health and welfare of the public are forced to spend a significant portion of their meagre resources of time and manpower battling the industry.


Tobacco Product Environmental Tobacco Smoke Tobacco Industry Psychiatric Facility Supportive Smoking Cessation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. B. Cohen
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA

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