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GCASA will celebrate decade of clean air

Posted 22 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Smoke Free NOW

ALBION – Ten years ago New York State passed the Clean Indoor Air Act, which made businesses, restaurants and bars smoke-free and continues to save countless lives.

Community leaders, restaurant and bar owners, health advocates and youth will celebrate this monumental achievement and recognize those who helped make breathing clean air a reality in New York.

On Wednesday, Smoke Free NOW will give away prizes and gift cards at Tillman’s Village Inn, where there will be a smoke-free celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be $1 off lunch and $2 off dinner for people attending the party at 14369 Ridge Rd.

The Clean Indoor Air Act firmly established New York as a leader in tobacco control for taking this historically significant step for public health, but smoking continues to kill more than 25,000 New Yorkers every year. Just as New York protected workers, we are now challenged to protect youth by addressing tobacco marketing in stores.

Members of Smoke Free NOW – a program of GCASA, Reality Check of Orleans County, and local community supporters – will be on hand Wednesday to answer questions and share the significant impact CIAA legislation has had on our community. The legislation has resulted in reduced exposure to second-hand smoke and the health issues associated with it.