Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

News Summary

Let's get real and get behind governor's anti-smoking efforts

Publication Date: 2007-02-11
  • Publication:The Tennessean

As co-interim director of the Metro Public Health Department, I know that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in Nashville and the United States...

As a physician, I am aware of the day-to-day dangers of secondhand smoke. According to the surgeon general, secondhand smoke kills...

As a mother and citizen, smoke-free legislation, which applies to bars, restaurants and other public places, should be enacted to protect the public from exposure to secondhand smoke...

The public health community along with the majority of Tennesseans want clean indoor air. The time has come for Tennesseans to tell their representatives to clear the air and for Tennessee to join the states that are protecting workers and citizens from the negative health effects of secondhand smoke.