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Petitioning Village of Silver Creek Board of Trustees

Village of Silver Creek: Children and Secondhand Smoke Don't Mix

Children should be able to play, exercise and have fun in Village-owned parks and recreation areas without being exposed to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

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Village of Silver Creek Board of Trustees
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Village of Silver Creek Board of Trustees.

Are Tobacco-Free Parks and Playgrounds Important? Yes, and Here Is Why:
Create a Healthier Community- Secondhand smoke, even in open areas, can be damaging to the health of children and adults. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Make a Cleaner Environment- The remains of cigarette use – cigarette butts – make parks and playgrounds dirty and uninviting. Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world. They are highly toxic and dangerous to children and animals when ingested. Cigarette filters DO NOT decompose for years afterward.
Offer a Role Model for Children- When children see adults smoking in family friendly places such as parks and playgrounds, they see the behavior as acceptable. Parks are about clean air, natural beauty and engaging in healthy activities. Smoking just doesn’t fit in. We need to send better messages to our children.

Please adopt a policy designating all Village-owned parks and outdoor receation areas to be 100% smoke-free.


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