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Northern Kentucky Voters Support Smokefree Workplaces
Date:7/9/2008

- Voters affirm the right to breathe clean air inside all workplaces, including restaurants and bars -

COVINGTON, Ky., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A poll released today finds that voters from Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties support a law prohibiting smoking inside all workplaces, including restaurants and bars.

By a strong majority (65 percent to 33 percent), Northern Kentucky voters support a law prohibiting smoking "in most public places, including workplaces, public buildings, offices, restaurants and bars." This support comes from a broad-based group of voters across the region, including Republicans, independents and Democrats and a majority of voters in Boone (72 percent), Kenton (61 percent) and Campbell(62 percent) counties. Half of all voters in the region (50 percent) strongly favor such a law. To view the poll results go to http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/pressoffice/kentuckypoll/2008/

"Clearly, there is support for a smokefree law among Northern Kentucky voters," said Joe Geraci, a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and Kenton County citizen. "A strong majority of voters feel that secondhand smoke is a health hazard, believe all workers should be protected from it, and would find restaurants and bars healthier and more enjoyable if they were smokefree."

The survey of 750 voters was released today by the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. In releasing the results, the public health organizations called on the Fiscal Courts in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties to make all workplaces smokefree, including all restaurants and bars.

"Voters recognize that exposure to secondhand smoke is a health hazard, and this poll demonstrates that they want a strong law protecting their rights and the rights of all workers to breathe clean air
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