Monday, February 19, 2007

It's about health

"The debate is over. The science is clear. Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard that causes premature death and disease in children and nonsmoking adults." -- U.S. Surgeon General, June 27, 2006

The U.S. Surgeon General said it best: the debate is over. There's no denying that secondhand smoke is harmful - so harmful, in fact, that it kills. Even our opponents admit this. So why are certain classes of people in Wisconsin still being denied their right to breathe clean air?

It's time for the legislature to protect the health of everyone by passing a comprehensive smoke-free state law that takes secondhand smoke out of all public places, including workplaces. And let's not forget - restaurants and taverns are workplaces too. No one should have to choose between a job and good health.

It's time for a smoke-free Wisconsin.

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