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11-16-10 Great American Smoke Out

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11-16-10 Great American Smoke Out
Evidence shows that as a direct result of smoke-free policy change, those public spaces where smoking has been prohibited results in reduced incidence of cardiac and stroke attacks in local hospitals; and WHEREAS: Secondhand smoke costs more than $9.5 billion each year in the U.S. in direct and indirect medical costs; and WHEREAS: Employees who smoke have twice the lost production time per week for personal health reasons than workers who never smoked at a cost of $27 billion to U.S. employers. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida that we do hereby proclaim and recognize November 18, 2010 as: THE NATIONAL GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT in Lee County and encourage all Lee County employees and citizens to live healthier and happier lives by seeking support and stopping use of tobacco products.