I would like to clarify that Smokefree Natrona County is not campaigning to “ban” smoking. We have asked the Board of Health to regulate smoking, in all indoor work environments in Natrona County. We are not asking anyone to quit smoking — that is a choice that should be left up to an individual.
We are simply asking for a policy to regulate where a person can smoke: outside protecting workers and patrons from secondhand smoke. Did you know that frequent smoke inhalation in an enclosed area can increase a person’s chance of lung cancer by 25 percent and heart disease by 30 percent? With a smokefree regulation in Natrona County, we will make our community a happier and healthier place to live.
Everyone deserves the right to breathe smokefree indoor air!