Thursday, October 15, 2009

Institute of Medicine Report Concludes Smoke-Free Laws Prevent Heart Attacks; It's Time to Make All Workplaces and Public Places Smoke-Free

The Institute of Medicine released a landmark report today which found that there is clear and overwhelmingly conclusive evidence that comprehensive smokefree workplace laws prevent heart attacks and that even brief, short term exposure to secondhand smoke can lead to a heart attack.

This research serves as yet another clarion call for policymakers in Indianapolis and across Indiana to act now to protect all workers from the serious health threat posed by on-the-job exposure to secondhand smoke.

Click here to read an statement by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and find a link to the full report.

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