Arizona Public Health Association Annual Meeting
September 17, 1986

RECOGNIZING, that each year 350,000 Americans die prematurely from the effects of smoking and millions more live with crippled lungs and damaged hearts; and

RECOGNIZING, that the “passive and evidence is continually mounting that smoking” is harmful to the non-smoking;

RECOGNIZING, that smoking is a definite danger to the health and a material annoyance, inconvenience, discomfort and a health hazard to those present in confined spaces; and

RECOGNIZING, the efforts of the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe,Tucson, Prescott, and others in establishing smoking ordinances for the purpose of serving the public health, safety and welfare,

NOW, THEREFORE, the Arizona Public Health Association resolves to:

1. Support the continuing efforts of the United States Public Health Service, the Surgeon General and others in efforts to reduce and/or eliminate smoking from enclosed public places and places of employment;

2. Encourage State and pro-active stances local officials to adopt regarding non-smoking measures in their locales;

3. Send a copy of this resolution to the Governor, State Legislators, County Supervisors, and Mayors of Arizona cities and towns.

105~1986_(1)Non smoking measures (tobacco, legislation, public safety)

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