AustraliaBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7133.723n (Published 07 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:723
- Simon Chapman
In Australia the civil service banned smoking in its indoor workplaces in 1986, and now virtually no office blocks allow smoking. Small businesses, however, have been far slower to act.
There have been dozens of highly publicised workers' compensation cases involving exposure to passive smoking, and in 1992 a jury awarded $A85000 (£35000; $57000) to an asthmatic woman who took her employer …
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