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Businesses Fail to Post Smoke-Free Signs

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December marks the one year anniversary of North Dakota's smoke-free indoor workplace law. 

While the law protects everyone from exposure to second-hand smoke in all indoor workplaces and protects people within 20 feet from entrances of enclosed areas where smoking is not allowed, there can be some confusion with the law and how it is interpreted.

First District Health says many businesses are not posting the smoke-free signs in the front of their store or restaurant, which is an important piece in preventing tobacco use at indoor workplaces.

"There's a learning curve, you know.  We want to continue to work with businesses to, you know, make them aware of the law and make them comply with the law," says Holly Brekhus, First District Health Tobacco Prevention.

If you are a business owner and need a smoke-free sign, contact First District Health Unit at 852-1376 or visit www.breathend.com.

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