WHEREAS: cigarette smoking is the largest single preventable cause of illness and premature death in the United States;

WHEREAS: it is the major single cause of cancer mortality in the United States and the most important cause of chronic obstructive lung disease;

WHEREAS: it is associated with coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease;

WHEREAS: maternal cigarette smoking is associated with poor pregnancy outcomes;

WHEREAS: other public and private organizations have already taken steps to control smoking in the workplace; and

WHEREAS: the Arizona Department of Health Services is the lead public health agency in Arizona;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Arizona Public Health Association call upon the Arizona Department of Health Services to initiate internal policies to reduce or eliminate smoking in the workplace. Such policies should include elimination of smoking in all con­ference and public meeting areas, the setting aside of smoking
and non-smoking areas in its lunchrooms, and the development of policies to protect non-smokers in office work areas from passive smoke inhalation, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that this resolution is presented to the Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services as a call for action.

101~1984_(1) Reducing smoking in the workplace (tobacco, public safety)

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