What is the Republic Act 9211?

What is the Republic Act 9211?

Republic Act No. 9211, also known as the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003, is an omnibus law regulating smoking in public places, tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and sales restrictions, among other requirements.

Is it illegal to not hire someone smoking?

Although laws vary from state to state, employers are generally prohibited from either refusing to hire or firing an employee for using any type of tobacco product during non-working hours and off of the employer’s property. Most of these laws were first enacted in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Can my employer stop me smoking?

Employers must, by law, prevent people from smoking at work if within an enclosed or substantially enclosed space or in certain vehicles. Before the workplace smoking bans, UNISON had taken legal action on behalf of members who have had their health permanently damaged by exposure to passive smoke at work.

Is it constitutional to ban cigarettes?

Since smoking is not a specially protected constitutional right, the Constitution does not bar the passage of local, state, or federal smoke-free laws and other restrictions on smoking.

What is Republic No 10354?

10354, otherwise known as “The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012” or the RPRH Act. The State shall protect and promote the right to health of women especially mothers in particular and of the people in general and instill health consciousness among them.

Can you ask someone if they smoke?

While you can’t ask an applicant if he smokes, you can describe your company’s smoking policy and ask if he can abide by it.

Is it against the law to smoke cigarettes?

Nor are bans on smoking discriminatory: State and federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of certain attributes (such as age and national origin), but being a smoker isn’t one of them. In fact, states, cities, and the federal government can place restrictions on all types of smoking.

What does it mean to have a smoking ban?

Smoking bans, or smoke-free laws, are public policies, including criminal laws and occupational safety and health regulations, that prohibit tobacco smoking in workplaces and other public spaces. Legislation may also define smoking as more generally being the carrying or possessing of any lit tobacco product.

Is the smoking of tobacco illegal in public buildings?

The smoking of tobacco is prohibited by law in all public buildings and on public transport. On railway platforms, the limited smoking areas are not enforced. As of 1 January 2004, every employee has the right to work in a smoke-free environment.

Is there a right to smoke in private?

In fact, several courts have specifically ruled that smoking does not fall under a federal and/or state constitutional right to privacy—even where smoking in private is concerned.

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