To make City of Conway a 100% smoke-free indoor workplace and public spaces city

To make City of Conway a 100% smoke-free indoor workplace and public spaces city

    1. Petition by

      The Wellness Council for South Carolina/Breathe Clean Conway

Secondhand smoke is a serious threat to workplace safety and public health.

Secondhand smoke — also known as environmental tobacco smoke — includes the smoke that a smoker exhales (mainstream smoke) and the smoke that comes directly from the burning tobacco product (sidestream smoke). Secondhand smoke contains thousands of toxic chemicals, including:

  • Ammonia, used in cleaning products
  • Butane, used in lighter fluid
  • Carbon monoxide, found in car exhaust
  • Chromium, used to make steel
  • Cyanide, used in chemical weapons
  • Formaldehyde, an industrial chemical
  • Lead, a toxic metal
  • Polonium, a radioactive substance

The dangerous particles in secondhand smoke can linger in the air for hours or even longer. It isn't just the smoke that's a concern, though. The residue that clings to a smoker's hair and clothing, as well as cushions, carpeting and other goods — sometimes referred to as thirdhand smoke — also can pose risks, especially for children.

I fully support the efforts of Breathe Clean Conway and The Wellness Council for SC to make the City of Conway smoke free in workplace and public environments. I believe the dangers of second hand smoke are a serious threat to the health and well-being of all Conway residents and visitors. We want a healthier community so that all can thrive.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Barbara Streeter CONWAY, SC
      • 2 months ago

      Cleaner air to breathe for everyone

    • Scott Johnson CONWAY, SC
      • 3 months ago

      health of the community and smoking's effects on insurance premiums. Also the smell, ashes, spent cigarettes

    • Rick Good MYRTLE BEACH, SC
      • 3 months ago

      I work in bars and restaurants on a weekly basis.

    • Debbie Dixon CONWAY, SC
      • 3 months ago

      I have a mother suffering from COPD and watching her get worse is a horrible thing. You can't protect people from themselves, but you can protect those who have chosen not to smoke by simply making smoking not an option in those shared space areas of our city and county.

    • Charlotte Grimes CONWAY, SC
      • 3 months ago

      I wish for clean air for my grandchildren. Who wants to breathe someone's else's second hand smoke? Smokers have no idea how disgusting they smell.


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