Friday, November 13, 2009

USA Today Article on CDC Prevalence Data Featuring a Photo from Indianapolis

Literally the poster child…

Below is a link to a story from USA Today about the CDC release of the national prevalence data. The photo that accompanied the USA Today story was of a person smoking inside the Red Key Tavern in Indianapolis.

To effectively reduce smoking prevalence, three proven policy solutions that work synergistically together are : 1) comprehensive smoke free workplace laws, 2) increase in the price of tobacco products, and 3) adequate funding for a state’s tobacco prevention and cessation program.

Indianapolis has an opportunity to address one of those three on Monday, November 30th when the City-County Council considers Proposal 371, a comprehensive smoke free workplace ordinance that includes, bars, bowling alleys and clubs.

USA Today: Adult smoking rate rises slightly for 1st time in 15 years

By Darron Cummings, AP

A customer at the Red Key Taven in Indianapolis lights a Marlboro cigarette.

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