Monday, January 12, 2009

Smoke Free Indy in Today's Star

Smoke Free Indy was featured on the front page of today's Indianapolis Star!

Advocates want ban on smoking broadened
Effort would make all workplaces smoke-free, including bars

By Brendan O'Shaughnessy

Indianapolis is on the brink of yet another contentious battle over whether the rights of smokers should be restricted to protect the health of others.

Smoke Free Indy, a coalition of health advocates that successfully pushed for Marion County's limited smoking ban three years ago, is now lobbying to outlaw smoking in every workplace in the county, including bars.

"We feel people shouldn't have to choose between their job and their health," said Lindsay Grace, campaign coordinator for the group. "We can't cater to a minority (smokers) anymore...."

Please take a moment to read this entire article, and if you have time please send a thank you letter to Brendan O'Shaunnessy or to the paper's editorial board thanking them for writing such a well balanced piece on why Indianapolis should be smoke free.

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