Friday, August 21, 2009

Little Rock Parks Go Smoke Free

For the past twenty months or better, the Coalition for A Tobacco Free Arkansas along with American Heart Association worked with the City of Little Rock on a smoke-free parks law. Hooray!! On October 1, 2009 things will change---October 1st is the date Little Rock’s smoke-free/tobacco free policy goes into effect. The entire public, many who suffer from heart and other chronic diseases will now be able to enjoy the great outdoors without concern of secondhand smoke exposure that can trigger a heart attack.

On July 15, 2009, City Manager, Bruce Moore took a giant pro-health step as he approved the proposed departmental smoke-free/tobacco free parks policy for all Little Rock parks. The tobacco-free policy approved by Mr. Moore came via a recommendation from the Park Commission and will reduce exposure of our youth to tobacco products.

Will this make you and your family visit parks more often?



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