Smokefree air is good for business in Indiana and around the Country.
Exposure to secondhand smoke for just 30 minutes can rapidly increase a person’s risk for heart attack. Smoke causes bloodvessels to constrict and reduces the amount of oxygen that can be transported in the blood. (Centers for Disease … Continue reading
Common arguments againststatewide smokefree air legislation — and how to respond to them.
By a strong majority (70 percent to 27 percent), Indiana voters support a law that would prohibit smoking in indoor workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars. This support comes from a broad-based coalition of voters across the state, … Continue reading
2010 Indiana Polling Results Full Study
Rural Indiana’s Attitude Toward Smoking and Smoke-Free Ordinances Two thirds (66 percent) of adults in rural Indiana would support an ordinance that prohibits smoking in all workplaces including restaurants and bars.
Secondhand smoke costs Indiana $1.3 billion dollars in excess medical expenses and premature loss of life, or about $201 dollars per person each year. The burden of these expenses is assumed by businesses, government, and individual citizens.
This Surgeon General’s report returns to the topic of the health effects of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke. The last comprehensive review of this evidence by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was in the 1986 Surgeon General’s … Continue reading
Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) is a significant public health concern affecting millions of Americans, many of whom are Hoosiers. A considerable amount of medical research has demonstrated that there is no safe level of secondhand smoke. According to the … Continue reading