Smoke Free Air
Why smoke free air policy?
It's About Health
- The U.S. Surgeon General stated in 2006, "The debate is over. The science is clear: secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance, but a serious health hazard that causes premature death and disease."
- The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that completely eliminating secondhand smoke in indoor spaces is the only way to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke.
- Studies across the country and around the world have shown smoke-free policies drive down heart attack rates by as much as 40%.
Businesses Adapt to the New Law
- Six months have passed since the new Indiana statewide smoking ban took effect. Frankfort restaurant owners are adapting although they feared the law which primarily prohibited smoking in public places and places of employment, thinking that it would negatively impact their business. Hoops Sports Bar and Restaurant owner Karl Reichold was among those. However, the owner says business has increased since they banned smoking. “As a smoking establishment, we firmly believed the ban would drop our sales 10 to 15 percent,” said Karl Reichold. “Instead, our sales have increased by 20-25 percent, which we love.” He says he will now have to hire more servers and maintain their family atmosphere.
Students Pledge to Remain Smoke Free
According to the CDC, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
Factsheets from the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
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because I've done it thousands of times.. ”
Indiana Tobacco Quitline
The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is a free phone-based counseling service that helps Indiana smokers quit. Services include:
-One on one coaching for Tobacco Users who have decided to quit
-Best Practices for Employers who want to implement smoke-free policies
-Support for Family and Friends who want to help loved ones stop smoking
Services are available to you 7 days-a-week in more than 170 languages.
For support information call us today at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669).
Call 656-3000 to enroll in a smoking cessation class. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Classes are free of charge. Learn about assistance with nicotine replacement.
1. "Tobacco Use Prevention - DASH/HealthyYouth." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Sept. 2011. http://www.http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/tobacco/index.htm
2. "Smokefree Air Challenge - American Lung Association." Homepage - American Lung Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Sept. 2011 http://www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking/tobacco-control-advocacy/states-communities/smokefree-air-challenge.html