Balto. Co. enacts ban on smoking in vehicles
Baltimore County told its employees Thursday morning that they are no longer allowed to smoke in local government vehicles, colleague Alison Knezevich reports.
In an email to workers, County Administrative Officer Fred Homan said the ban would go into effect immediately. Employees had been allowed to smoke in cars when they were by themselves, but not when they were with other workers.
"The science on smoking ... clearly indicates that decision was not in the best interest of employee health," his letter reads.
Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, the county health officer, had confirmed Wednesday that the ban was in the works.