Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA)
Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) was signed into law in June, 2008 in an effort to reduce the harmful effects of secondhand smoke in public spaces and workplaces. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s study on tobacco usage, per capita cigarette sales in the Commonwealth declined by 15 packs between 2009 and 2016. A number of exemptions to the Act were carved out, including private social functions, private residences not licensed as childcare facilities, and up to half of casino gaming floors. Tobacco Free Adagio Health is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, local legislators, organizations, and coalitions throughout the Commonwealth to close these loopholes in the Clean Indoor Air Act in order to better protect the health of hospitality industry workers throughout the Commonwealth and to push for, develop, and implement comprehensive tobacco-free policies where people live, where they work, and where they play.
Tobacco Free Adagio Health also works with state health officials to educate the public on the importance of clean indoor air and impact of the CIAA on businesses and communities, and to enforce clean indoor air regulations to ensure that local area businesses are complying with the spirit and letter of the law.