Babies Become Part Of Anti-Smoking Campaign

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The Arizona Department of Health Services has put together a program to promote education and awareness about the dangers of secondhand smoke for babies.
Participating restaurants will be giving away bibs to families to let them know about the importance of avoiding secondhand smoke.
The bibs will feature the words "I'm a Designated Non-Smoking Area" and will be offered at Famous Sam's and Macky's Grill in Payson.

The promotion began Sept. 25 and will continue as long as supplies of the bib last.

The recent U.S. Surgeon General's report, "The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke," identified secondhand smoke in restaurants to be a significant danger for customers and employees.

The report concluded that there is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke, including inside restaurants.

This study reports that even limited exposure is harmful and the only way to protect non-smokers is to eliminate smoking indoors.

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