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Jul 24 2013
Proud to Be Smoke Free

By: Patricia Briest  Blog: St. Joseph's Health Connections

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Clean Indoor Air Act in New Your State. The historic 2003 law prohibited smoking inside almost all workplaces, bars, restaurants, bowling facilities, taverns and bingo halls. Numerous studies and health experts, including the US Surgeon General, have determined that second hand smoke is deadly. It causes numerous cancers, respiratory issues in adults and children, and elevates risk for heart attack, stroke and coronary artery disease in people who are exposed to second hand smoke.

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