Smoke Free Kentucky Day 2013

Please Join Us for Smoke-Free Kentucky Day in Frankfort

Smoke-Free Kentucky supporters are heading to the State Capitol to tell legislators to pass a comprehensive smoke-free law in 2013:

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Kentucky State Capitol, Meet in Annex, Room 154

Register today:   Smoke Free Day 2013 Registration

Show your support for improving the health of Kentuckians.  It’s time for Kentucky to join 24 other states where all workplaces, including restaurants and bars, are smoke-free!

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and the National Institutes of Health:

  • Tobacco smoke is a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals. 70 of them cause cancer.
  • Secondhand smoke damages the DNA, causing cancer. It causes immediate changes to the heart and blood vessels, triggering heart attacks.
  • Nonsmokers exposed to any amount of secondhand smoke increase their risk of lung cancer by about 20‐30%.
  • At least 38,000 non‐smokers die each year in the U.S. from other people’s tobacco smoke.
  • There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.

For more information, go to www.smokefreekentucky.org