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2013 Survey Indicates Widespread Support for a Smoke-free Workplace Law in Texas

A survey of Texas voters conducted by Baselice & Associates revealed widespread support for a statewide smoke-free workplace law.

 

Seventy four percent favor a proposed statewide law that would prohibit smoking in indoor workplaces and public facilities including public buildings, offices, restaurants and bars.

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Texans for a Smoke-Free Workplace Law

Personal stories from Texans across the state who support a smoke-free workplace law.

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Texas Cities with Smoke-Free Ordinances

32 Texas cities are currently covered by comprehensive smoke-free workplace ordinances.

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Chambers of Commerce for a Smoke-Free Texas

As a chamber of commerce representing your local business community, your voice is essential in our fight to protect ALL Texas employees and customers from the dangers of secondhand smoke in the workplace.

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Faith Leaders For a Smoke-Free Texas

Smoke-Free Texas is working diligently to achieve our goal of making all indoor workplaces throughout Texas smoke free in 2013. As an influential leader of your community, your voice is essential in demonstrating to lawmakers the need for a smoke-free workplace law to protect all Texas employees from the dangers of scecondhand smoke.

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Employees for a Smoke-Free Texas

Smoke-Free Texas is working diligently to achieve our goal of making all indoor workplaces throughout Texas smoke free in 2013. Your voice is essential in demonstrating to lawmakers the need for a smoke-free workplace law to protect all Texas employees from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

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Musicians for a Smoke-Free Texas

Smoke-Free Texas is working diligently to achieve our goal of mkaing all indoor workplaces throughout Texas smoke free in 2013. Your voice is essential in demonstrating to lawmakers the need for a smoke-free workplace law to protect all Texas musicians from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

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Mayors for a Smoke-Free Texas

Smoke-Free Texas is working diligently to achieve our goal of making all indoor workplaces throughout Texas smoke free in 2013. This legislation would protect all Texas employees from the dangers of secondhand smoke in the workplace.

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Organizations for a Smoke-Free Texas

Smoke-Free Texas is working diligently to achieve our goal of making all indoor workplaces throughout Texas smoke free in 2013. As a well-known organization, your voice is essential in our fight to protect all Texas employees from the dangers of secondhand smoke in the workplace.

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Business Owners For A Smoke-Free Texas

As a successful business owner who has experienced firsthand the benefits of a smoke-free workplace, YOUR VOICE is essential in our fight to protect ALL Texas employees and customers from the dangers of secondhand smoke in the workplace.

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What is Smoke-Free Texas?

Smoke-Free Texas is a broad coalition of organizations, community/business leaders and concerned citizens that believe all Texas employees and customers have the right to breathe clean indoor air. Because science tells us secondhand smoke kills, we support a statewide law to protect all Texans from the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure in indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants.

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A Smoke-Free Indoor Workplace Law Would Benefit Employers & Employees

Numerous studies show smoke-free legislation has no impact or a positive impact on business. Additionally, a smoke-free workplace law in Texas would save businessess money and protect employee health.

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How You Can Help

Smoke-Free Texas is working diligently to achieve our goal of making all indoor workplaces throughout Texas smoke free in 2013. Your support is essential in demonstrating to lawmakers the need for a smoke-free workplace law to protect all Texas employees from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

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A Statewide Smoke-Free Indoor Workplace Law Would Benefit Texans

All Texas employees and customers deserve protection from the dangers of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in indoor workplaces. A smoke-free workplace law is a no-cost way to help prevent the many diseases and health risks caused by SHS exposure and would save millions of taxpayer dollars. In fact, a 2011 poll showed that 70 percent of Texans support a smoke-free workplace law.

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2006 U.S. Surgeon General's Report: Secondhand Smoke Killls

Secondhand smoke (SHS) is dangerous. It kills tens of thousands of nonsmokers every year.

The U.S. Surgeon General issued the most comprehensive scientific report ever produced on the health impact of SHS. Below are some key findings of the report:

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A Smoke-Free Texas Would Improve Nonsmokers' Health

Secondhand smoke (SHS) poses a serious health threat and causes heart disease, lung cancer, increased asthma and other health problems. In fact, it is the third leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.1 Just 30 minutes of exposure to SHS can slow blood flow through coronary arteries and increase the risk for blood clots.

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A Smoke-Free Indoor Workplace Law Would Save Millions for Taxpayers

A smoke-free indoor workplace law in Texas would save all Texans money by reducing employees’ and patrons’ exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS).

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Study: Smoke-Free Environments: The Benefits to Texans and Their Communities

The purpose of this study is to understand the health and financial impacts that a comprehensive, statewide smoke-free workplace law would have in Texas.  Overall, Texas  would save at least $404 million biennially. This includes biennial healthcare cost savings of at least $250 million.

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2011 Survey Indicates Widespread Support for a Smoke-free Workplace Law in Texas

A survey of Texas voters conducted by Baselice & Associates revealed widespread support for a statewide smoke-free workplace law.

 

Seventy percent favor a proposed statewide law that would prohibit smoking in indoor workplaces and public facilities including public buildings, offices, restaurants and bars. Of those surveyed, 67 percent of Republicans, 69 percent of Independents and 74 percent of Democrats favor the proposed law.

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