The built project was funded by the California’s Tobacco Tax Fund (Proposition 99) from 1999-2007, and in that time, developed numerous resources about cessation and prevention of tobacco use by construction and blue collar workers.  Many of these materials are still available in hard copy through the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC):  (search for “union”).

We are pleased to have received funding from Pfizer to update the website and select materials.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.


It's the law in California -

But can you smoke in bars and restaurants in other states? In some states you may find yourself eating tobacco smoke with your dinner, but in the last few years, the movement for smoke-free restaurants and bars has been growing. And of course, it's been vigorously opposed by big tobacco.

Find out the truth about smoke-free restaurants and bars and the tobacco industry's opposition at This website is written mainly for those in the restaurant/bar business but it has good information for the general public.

BUILT recommends the "Secondhand Smoke" section to understand how employees at these worksites are exposed to this toxic substance. Don't forget, waitresses, waiters and bartenders are workers too.