The effect of secondhand smoke has become a hot topic in cities
and states across the country. In the 2006 election, citizens in Ohio voted to become
smoke-free. Smoking is officially banned in all public places and work places,
meaning any location that has an employee or invites members of the public to
enter. This was an act of a group called
Smoke Free Ohio. Smoke Free Ohio had numerous partners throughout the state of Ohio, both non-profits
and businesses.These groups came
together to promote action that will benefit the health of all people in Ohio.Secondhand smoke is extremely dangerous.
Students should understand that the decision to remain smoke-free should
include avoiding exposure to secondhand smoke. Furthermore, students should
understand that they, as citizens, can have an active part in making and
changing laws.For a summary or full
text of the law, please visit www.smokefreeohio.org .