Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Smoke Free Town Hall


The Smoke Free Indy Town Hall hosted in partnership with Councillor Kent Smith last night was a great success with an excellent panel of local concerned citizens speaking out about the importance of making Indianapolis completely smoke free. The panel included Tim Filler of Smoke Free Indy, former councillor and Marion County Assessor Greg Bowes, respiratory therapist Deborah Hudson, nurse practitioner Marcia Plant-Jackson, IBE CEO Tanya Bell and it was moderated by Tony Lamont. The room was packed with about 50 people in attendance all wanting to hear about making Indianapolis smoke free.

Councillor Smith plans on hosting two other town halls in the future on the subject. Word is that the next one will be hosted by individuals who do not want to pass good public health policy in Indianapolis and instead want to leave workers exposed to deadly secondhand smoke. Once we have a date and place for this town hall we will let you know so you can attend in support of making all Indianapolis workplaces smoke free.

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