After attorney and restaurant co-owner Robert Peccole, Jr. challenged the constitutionality of the state's Clean Air Act, the Nevada Supreme Court unanimously voted to support the Act and enforce the clean air standard on the restauranter, the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Peccole believes that banning smoking in the establishment is bad for business, but the Courts insisted it was bad for patrons' health, and that the law would have to be enforced.
Peccole's problem is one that many restaurant and bar owners have had to face as the United States continues to uphold strict laws that protect both its citizens and the environment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), secondhand cigarette smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and about 70 that have been directly linked with cancer.
Cigarette smoke is just as dangerous in private homes as it is in public facilities. Those who smoke indoors should make every effort to ensure that their homes are well-ventilated and that children are not exposed to harmful chemical smoke.
Regular smokers should consider investing in a medical-grade home air purifier to ensure that their family's health is protected. Medical-grade air purifiers like the IQAir HealthPro Plus can help remove up to 99.5 percent of airborne pollutants.