Making My Outdoor Event Smoke-Free

As you plan your outdoor community event, there are many things to think about. This guide is designed to help you with your planning, and to help make your outdoor community event smoke-free.
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As you plan your outdoor community event, there are many things to think about. This guide is designed to help you with your planning, and to help make your outdoor community event smoke-free. Smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and premature death. Research shows that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke, even outside 1 . In the last decade, there has been a considerable effort to ban smoking indoors such as, restaurants, community centres, and other public spaces. Most New Brunswickers know that the reason we have banned smoking in public indoor spaces is that second-hand smoke isn?t good for them. In more recent years, we have also learned that breathing second-hand smoke in outdoor spaces is equally unhealthy ? there is actually no safe level of second-hand smoke. Contrary to popular belief, the wind doesn?t simply blow tobacco smoke away. There is new research being published that shows outdoor tobacco smoke can be as harmful as indoor second-hand smoke.

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