Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hancock County Goes Smoke Free

Our neighbors to the east, Hancock County, are going completely smoke free in all workplaces including in bars in restaurants. The new law will take place in 90 days and will cover the entire county including Greenfield, McCordsville, Fortville and New Palestine.

Here is an article in today's Indianapolis Star about the passage of this law. The article features Smoke Free Indy's own Tim Filler.

Now if Hancock County, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, West Lafayette, Zionsville and Plainfield can all go completely smoke free, isn't it about time that Indianapolis does too?

1 comment:

smokefreegal said...

I read online that secondhand smoke causes an estimated 46,000 heart disease deaths and about 3,000 lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers each year, according to statistics cited by the CDC. I wish all bars/pubs in Indianapolis would go smoke free.