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Smokefree Efforts are Gaining Ground Around the State

 

Guest Blogger: Adrean Cavener, Idaho Government Relations Director

The smokefree efforts are really gaining momentum in Idaho!  After the recent passage of the state’s most comprehensive smokefree ordinance in Ketchum, other cities have been taking notice and looking at ordinances of their own. 

Garden City has scheduled their first hearing on a smokefree ordinance for May 12thIf you live in Garden City please take a moment and let the city council know you support this ordinance.

In Eastern Idaho Pocatello is also considering a smokefree ordinance.  The AHA along with our volunteers, have been reaching out to the city council there to encourage them to move forward with the process. If you live in Pocatello click here to message the city council.

McCall is also exploring a smokefree ordinance that would prohibit smoking in bars, small businesses, hotels, motels, bus stops and some outdoor areas. You can let the City Council know you support the ordinance by clicking here.

As you can see we have been working hard in communities across the state to ensure that everyone has the right to breathe clean air.  If you would like to help in these efforts, don’t hesitate to contact me at adrean.cavener@heart.org

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