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Hawaii celebrates 10-year anniversary of Clean Indoor Air Act

Publication Date: 2016-11-17
  • Author:DOH NEWS RELEASE
  • Publication:http://governor.hawaii.gov

The Hawaii Department of Health and tobacco prevention advocates gathered today at the State Capital during the Great American Smokeout to celebrate Hawaii's 10 years of major accomplishments in tobacco prevention and control since the passage of the state's Clean Indoor Air Act in 2006. The celebration included the first screening of a locally-produced exclusive 10-minute documentary highlighting major changes in tobacco policies and laws in Hawaii and the unveiling of a new strategic plan for addressing tobacco use statewide.

Hawaii's Clean Air Law went into effect ten years ago today during the Great American Smokeout in 2006. Today, the 41st annual Great American Smokeout continues to be observed nationwide as a day when Americans across the country have traditionally taken the first step to living tobacco free for their health.

"We stand together with our partners in celebration of our collective efforts to successfully reduce exposure to secondhand smoke," said Health Director Dr. Virginia Pressler. "Because of their commitment and dedication, Hawaii truly is a safer, healthier place to live, work, and play."