October 18, 2007
Resolution seeks Smoke-Free
Regional Council will also send the resolution to the Region's nine area municipalities seeking additional support.
"York Region is sending a strong message to the
The World Health Organization and Health
"Statistics show that almost half of all smokers smoke in their vehicles," said City of
The Ontario Medical Association concludes that levels of second-hand smoke can be 23 times more concentrated in a vehicle than in a house because circulation is restricted within a small space. Latest data from the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit shows 78 per cent support for banning smoking in cars in
"Second-hand smoke hurts everyone, but is particularly dangerous to babies and children because their lungs are still developing," said Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region Medical Officer of Health and Director, Public Health Programs.
For more information on the Smoke-Free Ontario Act or any other health-related topic, please contact York Region Community and Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653.
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
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