Whenever you are out for a meal or cocktails,
RESTAURANTS AND BARS
let your local restauranteur and/or bar owner know
that you support smoke-free businesses.
"Death from cigarette smoke should not be a condition
|John F. Henning, former Executive Secretary Treasurer
California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
- There is irrefutable scientific evidence that secondhand smoke causes illness and death. ? Unfortunately, secondhand smoke continues to be an integral part of most restaurants and bars.
- An overwhelming majority, 82 percent, of Californian adults do not smoke. ?In addition, recent public opinion polls show that nonsmokers and even smokers strongly prefer smoke-free restaurants and bars.
- The second phase of the state's smoke-free workplace law, which went into effect on January 1, 1998, will affect restaurants and bars that currently have indoor smoking areas. ? Only about 10 percent of California's 35,596 establishments which are licensed to seve alcohol are stnd-alone bars. ?The remaining 30,724, or nearly 90 percent, are restaurants at which everyone, including families with children, may dine.
- These new provisions, as with all of California's Law for a Smoke-free Workplace, are designed to protect employees as well as customers. ?Restaurant and bar employees deserve the same health protections the rest of California's work force has enjoyed for the past three years.
When You Can't Breathe, Nothing Else Matters ?
The mission of the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County
is to prevent and eliminate lung disease
and to improve the quality of life and health of those with lung disease.
Your contributions to Christmas Seals? and Chanukah Seals? help make the difference.
For more information on lung health, programs, and special events,
call ? ? (or ? ; ? ; ?1-800-LUNG-USA), ? or send us email.
? 1999 American Lung Association of Los Angeles County