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BOMA International backs federal ban on smoking.

The Building Owners and Managers Association [BOMA] International testified before the Subcommittee on Public Buildings and Grounds of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee in support of H.R. 8[SIMILAR], "Ban on Smoking in Federal Buildings Act," proposed legislation to ban smoking;" federal buildings.

"Second-hand smoke is a "Class A" carcinogen and is one of the leading contributors to indoor air pollution," stated Mark W. Hurwitz, PhD, CAE, executive vice presidents of BOMA International." Banning smoking in the workplace would significantly improve the quality of the air we breathe. BOMA firmly beleivies that the most effective course of action to ensure indoor air quality is to prevent contaminants from being introduced into the workplace in the first place."

Consistent with BOMA"S UNANIMOUS vote in January at its annual Winter Business Meeting to support a uniform federal ban on smoking in the workplace, this is the nest step in an overall effort to improve the indoor environment should be not the responsibility of the nation's building owners and managers.
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Title Annotation:Building Owners and Managers Association International supports H.R. 8-8 Ban on Smoking in Federal Buildings Act
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Mar 24, 1993
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