On Friday, December 4, we thanked our local bar staff by visiting smoke-free workplaces in Little Rock to recognize Bartender Appreciation Day. It was our way of saying “thank you” to businesses that provide smoke-free workplaces for the hospitality staff in our city. Currently, bars are not required to be smoke-free in our state, putting bartenders at greater risk for heart diseases and stroke caused by secondhand smoke exposure. We took to the town to “Show Me LOVE” as the buttons we left behind promoted! Show your support for our city’s hospitality staff today by signing the Change.org petition for Smoke Free Little Rock and Smoke Free Fayetteville. A smoke-free ordinance will protect all workers from exposure to secondhand smoke.
SmokeFree Little Rock petition:https://www.change.org/p/smokefreelr
SmokeFree Fayetteville petition:https://www.change.org/p/smokefreefay
Do you know a restaurant or bar employee who has been impacted by secondhand smoke in the workplace and would be willing to share their story? If so, please email Allison Hogue at Allison.Hogue@heart.org.