Businesses operating in Clark County Nevada must be aware of the regulations set forth by the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act. This law restricts smoking in enclosed workplaces with certain exemptions. Companies should also implement their own voluntary “no smoking” policies specifying a certain distance from their establishment where smoking can be allowed. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that second-hand smoke contains more than 4,000 substances, many of which are known to cause cancer in humans.
Exposure to second-hand smoke occurs when a tobacco product is smoked in an enclosed area or near another person. The no-smoking area must be a minimum of 30 feet away from the entrance or exit of any public building so that no person entering or leaving the building can smell smoke. A number of companies in Southern Nevada that hold unrestricted gaming licenses, such as Big Dog's, don't have “casino” in their names. Even if an establishment allows you to smoke or use electronic products to vape in an area where smoking or vaping is prohibited, it is in violation of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act and may be subject to applicable penalties. A CDC study found that 99% of non-smokers had measurable amounts of cotinine (a chemical that the body metabolizes from nicotine) in their bodies. These policies minimize the amount of tobacco smoke that enters a building through doors, windows, ventilation systems, or any other means, and allow customers to enter your business without exposure to second-hand smoke. Secondhand smoke, also called ambient tobacco smoke, is a combination of the smoke from the end that a cigarette burns and the smoke that smokers breathe out.
For any environment, the level of damage caused by exposure depends on the total time spent in the environment and the amount of smoke in that airspace. Non-exempt companies should keep electronic smoking or vaping paraphernalia, including items that are used as ash containers, in areas where smoking and using e-vaping products are prohibited and inform customers who smoke that smoking and the use of e-vaping products are not allowed. Businesses must be aware of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act and its regulations on smoking in enclosed workplaces. Companies should also create their own voluntary “no smoking” policies specifying a certain distance from their establishment where smoking can be allowed. Secondhand smoke contains more than 4,000 substances known to cause cancer and can be dangerous for those exposed to it. Companies should keep electronic smoking or vaping paraphernalia away from areas where smoking is prohibited and inform customers who smoke that smoking and using e-vaping products are not allowed.