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HEALTH GROUPS APPLAUD ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL FOR INTRODUCING ORDINANCE THAT PROTECTS EVERYONE’S RIGHT TO BREATHE CLEAN AIR AT WORK

The Smokefree Atlanta Coalition – a broad-based group of public health organizations – lauded the Atlanta City Council for introducing an ordinance that will protect everyone’s right to breathe clean air in workplaces across the city. When enacted, the proposed comprehensive smoke-free ordinance will protect all residents, workers, and patrons from the dangers of secondhand […]

Why the Fight for Smoke-free Workplaces is a Social Justice Issue

The need for smoke-free work environments is typically discussed exclusively within the public health arena and isn’t usually considered a social justice issue. The obvious impact exposure to secondhand smoke has on the health of American workers is staggering, but some states and municipalities have been slow to adopt policies that protect workers from exposure […]