Mayor Van Duyne: Make Irving Smoke-Free
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!
- Irving City Council
- Beth Van Duyne, Mayor of Irving
As you consider making changes to the current Irving smoking ordinance I encourage you to cover all establishments so that everyone can enjoy a smoke-free workplace.
Did you know that secondhand smoke is a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and cancer? The U.S. Surgeon General’s report states that there is NO risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke and any exposure has an immediate and adverse effect on the cardiovascular system.
The good news is that secondhand smoke is a preventable risk factor. While many businesses are already smoke-free too many bars and restaurants are not. I simply believe that all workers deserve the right to breathe smoke-free air, not just some of them. No worker should have to choose between their health and earning a paycheck.
For those reasons I strongly encourage you to consider a comprehensive smoking ordinance for Irving that covers all workplaces. Over 30 Texas cities (ranging in size from big, to medium, to small) already have this type of ordinance to protect their workers. Please allow Irving to join this list of smoke-free cities in Texas.
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