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Celebrate Ten Years of Smoke Free Restaurants and Bars in Vermont on September 1st!

 

Vermont has been enjoying smoke free bars and restaurants for some time thanks to advocates like you so come and celebrate with us!

It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years but on September 1, 2005, Vermont eliminated a large loophole in the 1993 Smoking in Public Places Law that allowed smoking in all bars and many restaurants.

This so-called Cabaret Exemption exposed hundreds of Vermont workers to dangerous levels of secondhand smoke, while most other Vermont employees were protected from secondhand smoke by the 1987 Smoking in the Workplace Law.

By passing this law, the Vermont Legislature made a strong statement that every Vermonter should be able to earn a living without risking their health.

This public health success didn’t happen on its own. It was due to the work of a vast and strong coalition of advocates, health professionals, restaurant and bar employees, lawmakers and YOU! Celebrate with us!

Please help us celebrate this major victory for public health on Tuesday, September 1st, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Burlington.

This event is being sponsored by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the Doubletree by Hilton Burlington and the University of Vermont Medical Center. It is supported by the Vermont Department of Health.

Please RSVP if you'd like to attend by contacting Ron Douglass at 876-6860 or rdouglass@lungne.org by August 26.

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