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TRALA Seeks Lessor Liability Exemption From Ohio Smoking Ban Law

December 11, 2006

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Until final rules are issued, a moratorium on enforcement is in effect for Ohio’s controversial new smoking ban that outlaws smoking in places of employment, including vehicles. As written, the smoking ban is applicable to truck drivers in their cabs. The new law would also require truck owners to remove ashtrays from their vehicles and business proprietors to post no-smoking signs in their company vehicles, as well as at every entrance to the business location. The rulemaking process for the new smoking ban is expected to take three to five months. During that time, TRALA will work with the Ohio Trucking Association to exempt trucks from the smoking ban and to ensure that lessors cannot be held liable for any violations committed by customers or customers’ drivers.
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