This week was a very interesting week. We took our Teens Against Tobacco Use Group of middle school and high students to Capital in Harrisburg PA, on a field trip for Advocacy Day. This is a one-day event held at Pennsylvania’s State Capitol for individuals to come together and meet with legislators to provide education on important tobacco control issues throughout the Commonwealth. Lung. Our students were there to support the Clean Indoor Air Act.
Below is information about the Clean Indoor Act::
Clean Indoor Air
“Clean indoor air” refers to the type of air that we all want and deserve to breathe: Air that is free of secondhand smoke.
“Scientific evidence indicates that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke,” said the U.S. Surgeon General in his 2006 report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke.
The facts about secondhand smoke
– In 1993, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classified secondhand smoke as a Group A carcinogen meaning it definitely causes cancer in humans.
– Secondhand smoke contains several thousand chemicals, including 200 poisons and more than 50 chemicals that cause cancer.
– Secondhand smoke is a leading cause of preventable death killing more than 53,000 nonsmokers nationwide each year, including more than 3,000 Pennsylvanians.
Respiratory ailments, including more frequent and severe asthma attacks.
– Secondhand smoke increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and low birth weight, as well as, ear infections and asthma. If you would like to learn more about the clean indoor act, check out http://pactonline.org/clean-indoor-air.
After learning so much about tobacco use and how hard is to pass laws to remove from ALL public places. I choose to add Tobacco Free in ALL public places and to have the Clear Indoor Air Act to pass into law. Delaware has just passed the Clean Air Act for ALL public places to be smoke free and Pennsylvania can do it too. We are losing too many lives to lung cancer.
Matthew 5:18King James Version (KJV)
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
12 Noon Prayer with the #PurposefulPrayerPartners
May 6 – May 12, 2016 PRAYERS FOR ALL TOPICS
This week topic is Prayer for Smoke and Tobacco Free in ALL Public Places
Blessings and Healing on the Way!
1st week -- Pray for Drug Addiction, Drug Dealers
2nd week – Alcoholism
3rd week – Cure for All Cancer, prayers for families and caregivers.
4th week – Homelessness
5th week – Prayers for Families in Flint Michigan Water Crisis
6th week – Thankful Hearts and Grateful Spirits
7th week – Positive Minds
8th week – Ending Gun Violence
9th week – Obesity
10th week – Kindness
11th week - Diabetes
12th week – Forgiveness
13th week – Prayer For Our Youth
14th week – Prayer to Show Respect For Others
15th week – Prayers for Pastors and Ministers
16th week – Prayer for People to Realize the Importance of Their TIME
17th week – Prayer for SAFE SCHOOLS
18th week – Prayers for people causing road rage
19th week – Smoke and Tobacco Free in ALL Public Places
Choose Courage; Choose To Be Strong, Unafraid And Positive
Choose Faith To Start Your Day
Choose GOD Along Your Way
Have A Blessed Day!!!