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Department of Health Sponsors First-Ever Smoke-Free Sunday, May 15

Publication Date: 2005-05-10
  • Author:Washington State Department of Health
  • Publication:PR Newswire
Public Urged to Show Support for Smoke-Free Dining

The Washington State Department of Health today announced the state's first-ever Smoke-Free Sunday, happening this Sunday, May 15, 2005. The department is urging people to show their support for smoke-free dining by going out to a smoke-free restaurant. As part of Smoke-Free Sunday, the department's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is also encouraging all restaurants to try going smoke-free for the day.

"Studies prove people in our state overwhelmingly prefer smoke-free dining," said Terry Reid, Director of the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. "We are confident that Smoke-Free Sunday will show business owners that customers support smoke-free restaurants."