Tasmanian policewoman case

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The "Tasmanian policewoman case" was a secondhand tobacco smoke worker's case before the Workers' Compensation Commission of Tasmania, Australia, that was reported on June 25, 1992.

A policewoman won what was believed to be Tasmania's first secondhand smoke injury case. The Workers' Compensation Commission reportedly found that the woman suffered from chronic sinusitis after working in the air-conditioned police headquarters where people smoked. She was awarded compensation for future time away from work and medical expenses. Reported in the Hobart Examiner on June 25, 1992. The name of the policewoman was not revealed.[1]


  1. Shook, Hardy and Bacon Report on Recent ETS and IAQ Developments Report. July 7, 1992 Bates No. 2023238290/8319