Navigation Links
Leading Health Groups Applaud Continued Efforts to Protect Public Health by Ending So-Called 'Theatrical Productions' in Bars
Date:3/14/2008

MINNEAPOLIS, March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As the state's leading health groups working to reduce the death and disease caused by tobacco in Minnesota, we applaud continued efforts to enforce the Freedom to Breathe Act by ending so-called "theatrical productions" in bars.

"Yesterday's actions by the City of Maplewood are a positive step toward preserving the integrity of the smoke-free law and we congratulate their efforts to protect health," said Pat McKone, Director of Tobacco Control Programs and Policy for the American Lung Association of Minnesota.

In a statement issued last week, The Minnesota Department of Health clearly stated that so-called "theatrical productions" in bars are a violation of the Freedom to Breathe Act. "We are encouraged that bar owners are putting an end to these theatrical stunts and will no longer be placing the health of their patrons and employees at risk," said David Arons, the American Cancer Society's Director of Government Relations.

A recent survey by ClearWay Minnesota found that 76 percent of Minnesotans support the smoke-free law. "This issue was thoroughly debated last year and the Legislature, the Governor and the public all decided in favor of public health," said David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota.

ClearWay Minnesota(SM) is an independent, non-profit organization that improves the health of Minnesotans by reducing the harm caused by tobacco. ClearWay Minnesota serves Minnesota through its grant-making program, through QUITPLAN(R) Services and through statewide outreach activities. It is funded with 3 percent of the state's 1998 tobacco settlement.

For more information on QUITPLAN Services, call 952-767-1400 or visit http://www.clearwaymn.org.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, call toll free 1.800.ACS.2345 or visit http://www.cancer.org.

The American Lung Association of Minnesota (ALAM), serving Minnesotans since 1903, is one of the oldest non-profit voluntary health organizations in the nation. ALAM provides advocacy, research, education and programs to promote healthy air, healthy people and healthy lungs. Key areas of focus include: outdoor and indoor air quality, asthma management, smoking prevention and cessation, flu and pneumonia immunization, and lung disease management. For more information, please call 1(800) LUNG-USA or visit us at our website at http://www.lungmn.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE ClearWay Minnesota
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Leading Autism Expert Kenneth A. Bock, M.D. Launches National Foundation to Provide Financial Assistance to Children with Autism, Allergies, Asthma and ADHD
2. Australias Leading Juice Company Launches Juice Blend with Marteks lifesDHA(TM)
3. Researchers develop a method to select eggs with the best chance of leading to successful pregnancy
4. Leading researchers honored for progress in cancer prevention, detection and treatment
5. Following School Suicide, National Childrens Charity Issues Tips and Free Resources to Help Prevent 3rd Leading Cause of Death Among Youth
6. Genta Announces Licensing Agreement for Worldwide Development and Commercialization of a Leading Oral Taxane, Tesetaxel
7. Leading Arizona Radiological Group Selects MedQuist for Speech Recognition Solution
8. Leading Health Groups Strongly Support the Minnesota Department of Healths Efforts to Enforce Freedom to Breathe Act
9. Home Oxygen Community Applauds Senator Pat Roberts for Leading Bi-Partisan Effort to Formally Oppose Proposed Cuts to Medicares Home Oxygen Benefit
10. Home Oxygen Community Applauds Senator Blanche Lincoln for Leading Bi-Partisan Effort to Formally Oppose Proposed Cuts to Medicares Home Oxygen Benefit
11. Leading Natural Cosmetics Company Supports Breast Cancer Survivors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from ... at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center ... care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures ... . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin ... injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his ... of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published ... unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable ... less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her ... would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he ... he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Consumers have ... and regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on patient ... patient support programs in the pharmaceutical industry have ... medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming ... are providing products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Bay Area Lyme Foundation , ... Center for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard Medical ... Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and the ... five finalists of Lyme Innovation , the ... 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ALEXANDRIA, Va. , June 24, 2016 ... a set of recommendations that would allow ... information (HCEI) with entities that make formulary and coverage ... determine the "value" of new medicines. The ... that does not appear on the drug label, a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: