Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Secondhand Smoke is Costly For Hoosiers

A new study published by the Bowen Research Center at the IU School of Medicine yesterday found that secondhand smoke costs Hoosiers $390 million in health care costs and premature loss of life and kills 1,194 annually. These are staggering figure that cannot be ignored. It is now time for the Indiana and Indianapolis to pass smoke free air laws that cover all workplaces. The study was featured in an article in today's Indianapolis Star: http://www.indystar.com/article/20090203/LOCAL/902030368.

Remember if you are able to attend, there is a hearing about HB1213, the smoke free air bill, tomorrow from 9-11 at the Indiana Statehouse in the House Chambers. Be there if you care to speak out in support of making all of Indiana smoke free.

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