Some of the businesses near you that still aren’t 100% smoke free might not know just how dangerous secondhand smoke can be. Stop by or give them a call to discuss the talking points below, and ask if they’re interested in having a “smoke-free night,” where smoking will be 100% prohibited at and around their business.
- Secondhand smoke contains 7,000 chemicals -- many of which are toxic and cause cancer
- Secondhand smoke causes 41,000 deaths every year in the US alone (including more than 7,000 lung cancer deaths)
- Employees who work at establishments that aren’t 100% smoke-free -- like restaurants, bars, hotels, and casinos -- are especially at risk
- Smoke-free policies are more likely to cover white-collar workers than blue-collar workers, so even if cities have some laws, they don’t necessarily protect all citizens