Now that summer has come and gone, it is time to start gearing up for the Alaska legislative session. This year we plan to continue our pursuit of statewide legislation to make Alaska’s workplaces smoke-free. As you may remember, more than half of Alaskans live in communities with smoke-free workplace laws in place, but the remaining population lives in areas that are unable to enact smoke-free workplace laws due to limited power in the local government.
Thanks to the actions and support of dedicated advocates like yourself last year, we created momentum towards passing a statewide policy and laid groundwork that will set us up for success this year! If you haven’t already done so, please join the campaign by visiting: smokefreealaska.com.
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Why should all indoor workplaces in Alaska be smoke-free? The 2006 surgeon general’s report states “the evidence is sufficient to infer a causal relationship between exposure to secondhand smoke and increased risks of coronary heart disease among both men and women.” All Alaskans have the right to breathe smoke-free air.
For more information on why we support limiting secondhand smoke exposure, please visit here.