LETTER: Workplaces should all be smoke-free
Publication Date: 2005-08-20
- Author:Joan Krier
- Publication:East Brunswick (NJ) Home News Tribune
While most people who die from lung cancer are current or former smokers, 10-15 percent, or about 3,000 victims this year alone, never smoked at all. But many of these people were exposed to secondhand smoke on a regular basis. . . . Polls show that 75 percent of New Jersey residents favor clean indoor air legislation. So why the delay in passing it? . . .
All New Jersey residents should be protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke when they go to work each day. The New Jersey Prevention Network urges acting Gov. Richard Cody and New Jersey legislators to pass clean indoor air legislation now, so we can all breathe easier and safer.
New Jersey Prevention Network