In 1993 less than half (46%) worked in such environments, and fifteen years ago, only 3% did.
Least likely to be protected? Hotel, casino, bar and restaurant workers. Not surprisingly, then, Nevada had the lowest percentage (48.7%) of workers covered by smoking regulations, followed by:
- South Dakota
Utah topped the list of smoking restricted workplaces, with nearly 84% covered. Others high on the list were:
The report, based on 270,000 interviews collected by the US Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey in 1993, 1996 and 1999, was published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.