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We are asking the Alabama legislature to pass a law that would eliminate the health threat of secondhand smoke in the workplace.
If you support a smoke-free Alabama, sign our petition:
Smoke-free workplace laws have proven to be an effective weapon in the fight against cancer, heart disease, lung disease and serious respiratory illnesses.
Secondhand smoke is the third most preventable cause of death in the United States, responsible for causing 35,000 to 45,000 deaths each year from heart disease and 3,000 more deaths from lung cancer.
The U.S. Surgeon General has reinforced years of scientifically irrefutable evidence on the health hazards of secondhand smoke and urges comprehensive smoke-free policies.
There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Even brief exposure can cause immediate harm. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, the only way to protect people from the dangers of secondhand smoke is to eliminate it entirely.
Workers exposed to secondhand smoke are one-third more likely to develop lung cancer than those who work in a smoke-free environment.
These employees are also more likely to miss work due to illness, often resulting in loss of revenue for the business and increased medical expenses for the employer.
Independent studies conducted across the country have shown smoke-free laws have no negative economic impact on businesses, including restaurants.
Smoke-Free Mobile Campaign, to help reduce workers to second-hand smoke, preventing cancer, heart disease and lung disease.
- Jada Shaffer
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