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Another Alabama City Goes Smokefree!

by Krystle N. on Monday, December 9, 2013

The Chickasaw City Council recently passed an ordinance to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke in public and work places, including restaurants, bars, ballparks and playgrounds!  The American Heart Association applauds Chickasaw and other Alabama communities who are placing the public’s health as a top priority.

Secondhand smoke is a public health issue.  Adopting comprehensive smokefree policies are the only effective way to completely eliminate the health threat of exposure to secondhand smoke.  We now know that smokefree workplace laws are also an effective tool in the fight against heart disease.  The Institute of Medicine's review of several scientific studies showed up to a 47 percent reduction in the rate of heart attacks after implementation of comprehensive smokefree polices.  That is an astounding figure, and that is why we celebrate smokefree communities.

 Join us in celebrating Chickasaw going SMOKEFREE!

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