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Smokefree Air Act turns 10

The Iowa Smokefree Air Act turned 10 years old July 1, 2018.


Iowa is one of 25 states that have enacted comprehensive smoke-free laws addressing secondhand smoke exposure in workplaces, restaurants and bars.


Iowa Gov. Chet Culver signed the Smokefree Air Act into law in 2008. On the Act?s five-year anniversary, a poll by the American Cancer Society Action Network found 82 percent of registered Iowa voters indicated their support of the law banning workplace smoking and said it had made Iowa a better place to live.


?The Smoke Free Air Act was the catalyst for many smoke-free initiatives,? said John Revolinski, Tobacco-Free Coalition Coordinator. ?Iowans are now protected from second hand smoke not only in the workplace, but in hundreds of parks and outdoor entertainment areas, and smoke-free rentals are listed on the Smoke Free Homes Registry.?


For more information about the Smoke Free Air Act, including frequently asked questions about the law, visit https://smokefreeair.iowa.gov/. To access the Smoke Free Homes Registry, go to https://smokefreehomes.iowa.gov/ and if you are ready to quit tobacco, call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), or visit www.quitlineiowa.org.