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Mexico City's New Smoke-Free Law Sets Example for Latin America and World
Date:2/27/2008

use and tobacco control measures.

More information on secondhand smoke and smoke-free laws:

-- Secondhand smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including at least 69 known to cause cancer. Public health authorities worldwide have concluded that secondhand smoke causes serious diseases including lung cancer, heart disease, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), low birth weight and serious respiratory conditions.

-- Scientific authorities have also concluded that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke and that the only effective way to protect workers and the public is to enact 100 percent smoke-free laws that cover all indoor workplaces and public places, including all restaurants, bars and other hospitality venues. Other approaches, such as designated smoking areas and separate ventilation systems, do not provide adequate health protection.

Based in Washington, D.C., the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its devastating consequences in the United States and around the world. As part of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, the Campaign works with governments and non-governmental organizations in promoting and implementing public policies to reduce tobacco use. Visit http://www.tobaccofreecenter.org.


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