Smoking banned at 2 buildings
colorado springs» El Paso County officials want to clear the air at its two flagship facilities.
Beginning New Year’s Day, no tobacco products will be allowed at the Citizens Service Center or Centennial Hall campuses as part of a pilot program aimed at cutting health risks.
The ban includes traditional cigarettes, as well as e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco. It applies to employees and visitors alike, and it includes parking areas and open spaces on each property.
The policy aims to limit exposure to second-hand smoke while limiting health care costs. Every year, more than 480,000 people die from ailments caused by smoking cigarettes — an estimated 41,000 of whom die from exposure to secondhand smoke, the CDC says.