Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Richard Feldman, M.D. Editorial in Today's Star

Dr. Richard Feldman has an interesting and hard hitting editorial in today's Indianapolis Star on the need for Indianapolis to pass a smoke free air law in Indianapolis. In his article Dr. Feldman breaks down why we do not have a current smoke free air law, why we need one and why it is now time to pass a law. Check out the editorial for an interesting read.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Delaware County Health Board To Consider Smoke Free Air Law

The Delaware County (Muncie) Health Board is considering a county-wide smoke free air law for all businesses. If the Health Board passes an ordinance it would still have to be passed by the County Commissioners. By taking this step the Health Board is moving closer to protecting all workers in Delaware Co. from secondhand smoke. If you live in this county and want to get involved please visit the Tobacco Free Coalition of Delaware County website: http://www.tobaccofreedelawarecounty.org.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rural Indiana Wants A Smoke Free State

A new public opinion poll released by the Indiana Rural Health Association found that 66% of rural Hoosiers support a law making all workplaces, including bars, restaurants and membership clubs, smoke-free.

The survey also found that, on average, 85% of rural Hoosiers believe that workers should be protected from secondhand smoke exposure in all workplaces, with even 60% of current smokers in agreement.

The survey showed that over half (53% ) of rural adult Hoosiers would continue to eat out as often as they do now if all establishments were smoke free and 31% said they would eat out more often. Only 15% said they would eat out less. This represents a net gain of 15% in potential business.

The data was released on October 7th and was analyzed by the Survey Research Center at IUPUI.

This public opinion poll further shows support for the state legislature passing a smoke free air bill this upcoming session. To contact your state legislator in support of Indiana going completely smoke free, please go here: http://www.in.gov/sliverheader/Welcome.do?url=http://kyeo-in.egis.39dn.com