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Published On: Wed, Nov 7th, 2018

American Lung Association in Florida praises passage of Amendment 9, ban on vaping

Statement of Ashley Lyerly, Director of Advocacy for the American Lung Association in Florida in response to Amendment 9

“The American Lung Association in Florida is pleased that Amendment 9, which prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in areas where cigarettes and other tobacco products are prohibited, won and surpassed the required 60 percent threshold. Both the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine have warned about the risks of inhaling secondhand e-cigarette emissions and this measure ensures that all Floridians will be protected.

“We look forward to working with the community to implement this policy and applaud Floridians for standing up for public health by voting yes on Amendment 9 and extending protections from secondhand smoke and secondhand e-cigarette emissions to all workers in Florida.

“We look forward to working with the legislature to close the existing loopholes in Florida’s smokefree laws to ensure that all Floridians are protected by a comprehensive smokefree law in all workplaces.

The Dispatch analysis of Amendment 9 can be read HERE

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About the American Lung Association 
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

 

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