Allegheny County representatives call for statewide indoor smoking ban for workplaces

State Rep. Dan Frankel has been pushing to remove exemptions from the Clean Indoor Air Act. This would effectively ban smoking inside in workplaces. Frankel said that ending exemptions is about fairness for employees and patrons.

“If you work in most businesses in Pennsylvania, your lungs are protected,” said Frankel. “But if your job is one of the more than 1,700 that have asked to be exempt from the law, you’re not. It’s been a decade. We know the law works. Let’s make it work for everyone. All Pennsylvania workers have a right to breathe free.”