The purpose of the ban is to protect the health of employees and citizens visiting state-owned properties.
The ban will drive down one of the major factors of increasing health care costs for state employees, decrease employee absenteeism and increase productivity.
The ban will become effective as of July 1, 2012, in order to give state employees the opportunity to take advantage of smoking cessation programs prior to implementation.
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