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Wake County Buildings Go Tobacco-Free on Tuesday

Posted December 27, 2007 3:18 p.m. EST

— All Wake County government buildings will go tobacco-free on Tuesday under a new local ordinance.

The ban on tobacco affects all buildings owned, leased or occupied by the county, including the courthouse and parking decks. Established smoking areas in county buildings will no longer be available.

Wake County Human Services also will implement a tobacco-free policy for staff, clients and visitors at all 14 Human Services buildings and surrounding property.

The amended policy is intended to promote a safer environment while reducing staff smoking and health care costs to local taxpayers, officials said.