Vermonters Support Smoking Limits and Bans in Outdoor Public Spaces

For Immediate Release
Nov. 15, 2012 – the 37th annual Great American Smokeout

Media Contact: Communication Office
Vermont Department of Health
802-863-7281
 
BURLINGTON – A phone survey of more than 400 Vermonters conducted by ICF Macro for the Vermont Department of Health shows that there is strong support for limiting or banning smoking in outdoor public places:

The survey was conducted in April 2012.
 
“The dangers of secondhand smoke are well understood and smoke-free policies are now widely accepted. This is good news for the health of Vermonters,” said Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD. “We also know most smokers want to quit – and The Vermont Quit Network can help.”
 
Quitting smoking has almost immediate health benefits. Vermonters who want support to quit can call or visit The Vermont Quit Network at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or vtquitnetwork.org.

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