EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BREATHE CLEAN AIR IN PUBLIC PLACES AND AT WORK
Because secondhand smoke contains thousands of chemicals, many of which are toxic (such as formaldehyde, arsenic and lead), and is a proven cause of cancer and heart disease.
The Arkansas Tobacco Control Coalition (ARTCC) is here to help reduce the burden of tobacco in Arkansas. The state of Arkansas has the third highest smoking rate across the nation. Join ARTCC to fight back and join the tobacco control movement.
There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. In fact, more than 53,000 people in the United States die every year from secondhand smoke exposure. Everyone deserves the right to breathe in clear air, regardless of where they live, work, or play.
Even today many foodservice workers are exposed to second-hand smoke on a daily basis. As a result, workers are more likely to suffer chronic health problems and lower life expectancy. These working conditions are dangerous and completely unacceptable. It’s time to change the way we treat our workers!
Tobacco free policies in the workplace can reduce insurance premiums while increasing employee productivity. Find sample policies and additional information to help business owners, employees, community leaders, and all Arkansans.