We all deserve to breathe smoke-free air.
The Mobile County Health Department, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alabama Department of Public Health, are teaming up to educate residents on the ill effects of secondhand smoke in enclosed public spaces. We’re working toward healthier, smoke-free environments for us all.
What is an enclosed public place?
There is no level of acceptable exposure to secondhand smoke in an enclosed public place. These are places like restaurants, bowling alleys, businesses and lounges. Everyone, whether a customer, owner or employee, deserves to breathe smoke-free air.
How to keep your family smoke-free.
When your family and children are exposed to secondhand smoke in an enclosed public place for just 2 hours, that’s the equivalent of them having smoked 4 cigarettes. No matter how you look at it, that’s a real stumbling block for keeping your loved ones healthy.
Secondhand smoke can leave you shaken and stirred.
Few people know that secondhand smoke is a toxic cocktail of 7000 poisons. Many of them known to be leading causes of cancer. And that’s something that speaks volumes for smoke-free environments.