Everyone Deserves A Smoke-Free Workplace

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FACT:
Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in adults who themselves have never smoked.
FACT:
Even brief secondhand smoke exposure can damage cells in ways that set the cancer process in motion. Some damage is not reversible.
FACT:
The Surgeon General has concluded that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Breathing even a little secondhand smoke can be harmful.
FACT:
Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or at work increase their risk of developing heart disease by 25‐30%.
FACT:
In Arkansas alone, 540 adults die every year from secondhand smoke exposure.
The people who work in bars and some restaurants are exposed to secondhand smoke, which has long been proven to cause health problems. These people are inhaling many of the same cancer-causing substances and poisons as smokers, while they work.Going smoke-free will not hurt businesses or sales. From New York City to cities in the Southeastern Conference, studies show that having a comprehensive smoke-free policy in restaurants and bars can actually increase sales. Go here to see the research.

Everyone deserves the right to a smoke-free workplace.