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Meeting set to discuss smoke-free workplaces

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Clay County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition will conduct a Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 16, at the YMCA of Clay County, 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil, to discuss smoke-free workplaces for all Brazil workers.

For further information, call Kandace Brown, Clay County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition, at 812-236-6644.

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By smoke-free, do you mean completely abolishing smoking on an employer's ground? If so, that might be difficult to implement. My employer recently removed all inside smoking rooms and have a designated shelter outside for this. Now I'm not a smoker, never have, probably never will, but if the CCTPCC plans to completely abolish this habit from workplaces, they might have a riot on their hands.

-- Posted by andypflueger on Tue, Apr 7, 2009, at 5:53 AM

But if you think about it, best case scenario is if it makes some people quit smoking it will reduce smoking related illnesses, thus reducing health care costs, thus keeping premiums from increasing at such a high rate.

Worst case scenario is still a good one as those non smokers who were exposed to second hand smoke may have fewer respiratory problems as well.

I'm all for it. As a non smoker I find the smell repulsive. I always feel so bad for the children of smokers as I knew the stink on their hair and clothes was also down in their lungs and their parents couldn't even smell it though once within a couple feet of them the smell was very obvious.

Anything that encourages quitting would add to reason for person to quit. Thus saving their health and tons of money at same time.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Tue, Apr 7, 2009, at 6:56 AM

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