Sec. 22.1-1. Legislative purpose and intent.
Based on a substantial body of scientific and medical evidence and on the 1986 Report of the Surgeon General entitled "The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking", the City of Lynchburg hereby acknowledges that passively inhaled tobacco smoke poses a potential health hazard to persons exposed thereto. The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by regulating the smoking of tobacco in designated public places and places of employment in a manner that recognizes the competing interests of smokers and non-smokers, and the burdens hereby imposed on persons in control of the places regulated or places of employment to implement more stringent standards applicable to the particular establishment o place of employment. (Ord. No. O-89-173, § 1, 6-27-89)
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