Secondhand smoke is a serious public health hazard. Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke in public places or at work significantly increase their risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer, and respiratory illnesses. That's why we are fighting for a smoke-free Kentucky.
Tobacco smoke is a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals -- like formaldehyde, arsenic, cyanid -- 70 of which cause cancer.
Secondhand smoke is not just an annoyance -- it causes at least 49,000 deaths from heart disease and lung cancer. But it is easily eliminated by requiring smokers to refrain from smoking where they will harm others.
Comprehensive smoke-free policies will protect Kentuckians’ health -- simply put, there is no such thing as a risk-free level of secondhand smoke.
Take the pledge today and support a smoke-free Kentucky!