Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kansas goes smoke-free

The House Committee on Health and Human Services introduced the bill that became the statewide smoking ban. It was passed by both the House and the Senate and was signed by the Governor on March 12, 2010. On July 1, 2010, Kansas' new smoking ban will become effective. To assist law enforcement, businesses, restaurants, hotels and others in the transition, Kansas has developed a new site with tailored instructions and fact sheets about how to implement this new law.

Go to the site:
http://www.kssmokefree.org/

Go straight to the business toolkit:
http://www.kssmokefree.org/business_toolkit.html

This site was developed with assistance from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment:
www.kdhe.org

More resources on transitioning to a smoke-free state:
http://www.cleanairkansas.org/?q=main

Learn about other states with smoking bans:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_smoking_bans_in_the_United_States

Learn more about the basis of this law by reading the Kansas report on secondhand smoke:
http://www.kdheks.gov/tobacco/download/CleanAirReport2009.pdf

For help with smoking cessation:
http://www.kdheks.gov/tobacco/cessation.html

Article contact: Kim Harp

1 comment:

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