Where tobacco smoke-free = smoke-free

| November 16, 2012

Thirty of the 50 largest cities in the US are now ‘smoke-free’, according to a HealthDay story quoting the findings of a new report.

The 60 per cent of large cities that are tobacco smoke-free have laws that prohibit tobacco smoking in all indoor areas of private workplaces, restaurants and bars.

In late 2000, only one of the 50 largest US cities, San Jose, California, had such a comprehensive smoke-free law.

As of October 5, 16 of the 50 largest cities were covered by local tobacco smoke-free laws, and 14 more were covered by state tobacco smoke-free laws, according to researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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