Mayor Van Duyne: Make Irving Smoke-Free
  • Petitioning Irving City Council

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Irving City Council
Beth Van Duyne, Mayor of Irving

Mayor Van Duyne: Make Irving Smoke-Free

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      American Heart Association SouthWest Affiliate

We need your help to ensure all workplaces are smoke-free and everyone can earn a paycheck without an additional risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Right now city officials in Irving, TX are looking at strengthening their current smoking ordinance to cover more workplaces.

Tell Mayor Van Duyne and the City Council to make Irving smoke-free!

They need to hear from citizens on why protecting all workers, residents, and visitors from secondhand smoke should be their only option. Currently many traditional businesses are smoke-free, but too many establishments in the hospitality industry like bars and restaurants aren’t. 

We believe everyone deserves to breathe smoke-free air and that no one should have to choose between their health and earning a paycheck. Will you help us by signing a petition to the Irving Mayor and ask her to pass a comprehensive smoking ordinance that covers all businesses?

Secondhand smoke is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke and cancer. The good news is that these diseases can be prevented through comprehensive smoke-free laws. Help us move one step closer to Smoke-Free Texas by encouraging Irving to do the right thing and go smoke-free!

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      Annual Deaths Caused by Smoking

      According to the World Health Organization, tobacco is the second leading cause of deaths all around the globe. The WHO estimates that 10 percent of all deaths are smoking related, which comes out to about five million people each year. This number is expected to grow to 10 million by 2020. Half of all smokers will die from their tobacco use. That's about 325 million deaths total.

      Secondhand Smoking Deaths

      Secondhand smoke, or environmental tobacco smoke, is a mix of smoke exhaled from smokers and smoke from the burning end of a tobacco product. In effect, even the person who isn't actively smoking is still passively smoking. The dangerous components of second hand smoke linger in the air for hours after the burning tobacco product has been put out. Secondhand smoke causes 50,000 deaths in America each year. Some of those deaths are children who are victims of of sudden infant death syndrome and premature birth complications, among other causes.

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