Monday, August 18, 2008

Smoke Free Fair?

While attending the Indiana State Fair, I was pleasantly surprised to learn it was a smoke free event. They demonstrated their commitment to a healthier Indiana by taking a step closer in protecting Hoosiers from secondhand smoke. It appears the process is being implemented in phases, as they did allow designated smoking areas for staff, vendors, and attendees who could not go the distance without a smoke. This was a good attempt, but some smokers were not willing to visit these areas to light up, which was disappointing, considering they had over 25 areas highlighted on the map. Hopefully next year they will continue their commitment in helping us all live healthier lives by truly making the entire fair completely smoke free!

1 comment:

Blog Stalker said...

I am sure you have a fight on your hands. I do particularly like 'smoke free' but worry about too much govt control over our daily lives. But at public places I completely agree. We should not make public events uncomfortable just to make smoking available.

sorry, i ramble

good post