EUCLID -- Beginning in November, the City of Euclid will implement a new "Tobacco Free Workplace" policy at all city facilities.
The policy goes into effect on November 15-the day of the annual Great American Smokeout.
The new city policy will prohibit the use of tobacco in all public places or places of employment including areas next to entrances and exits of public buildings.
"It is our goal to create a healthier workplace environment by eliminating the use of tobacco. We believe that this policy will also help reduce our healthcare costs, which totals approximately 10 percent of our budget, not only by helping employees quit or
reduce their tobacco use, but also by eliminating the negative health effects of secondand third-hand smoke for the people around them," said Mayor Cervenik.