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Office Memorandum 840, to create "a reasonably smoke-free environment in Smithsonian facilities" is instituted. It mandates that building directors designate separate smoking areas in each SI building, that employees in private offices are allowed to smoke there as long as the offices are fully enclosed, and that the consent of all must be obtained in shared offices. The policy also specified areas where smoking is completely prohibited, including elevators, labs, restrooms, corridors, places where hazardous materials are stored or handled, areas under renovation, tunnels and in SI vehicles.


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," March 1988, p. 3.

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