60% of America’s Biggest Cities Are Now Smoke-Free, Great American Smokeout
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By Stephanie Stahl
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)– Thirty of America’s fifty largest cities, including Philadelphia, are now covered by laws that prohibit smoking in all indoor areas of restaurants, bars, and private workplaces, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By law, those three locations are smoke free in the entire states of Delaware and New Jersey. However, the state of Pennsylvania is only smoke free in private workplaces. The city of Philadelphia has a ban on smoking in restaurants and bars.
This news comes on the day of the Great American Smokeout, a day to encourage smokers to quit or plan a date to quit.
There are many free services available in our area to help people kick the habit:
The Great American Smokeout Information: www.cancer.org
NJ Quitline: 1-866-NJ-STOPS & njquitline.org
PA Quitline: 1-800-784-8669 & www.portal.state.pa.us