Petitioning Conway City Council

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

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.

Letter to
Conway City Council
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.