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2012-04-17 06:27:07

Statement of Susan M. Liss Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Indianapolis City-County Council tonight again delivered a victory for the public's right to breathe clean air by voting to make all restaurants and bars and most other workplaces smoke-free. We applaud the Council for its leadership and perseverance in working to improve the city's health, and we urge Mayor Greg Ballard to sign this legislation...

2012-02-09 16:49:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) It is deeply disappointing that Mayor Greg Ballard has broken his campaign promise once again and decided to veto legislation that would protect all Indianapolis residents, workers and visitors from the serious health hazards of secondhand smoke. Mayor Ballard's decision denies...

2012-01-31 09:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) "The Indianapolis City-County Council last night delivered a long-awaited victory for health and the public's right to breathe clean air by voting to make all restaurants and bars and most other workplaces smoke-free. We urge Mayor Greg Ballard to sign this legislation into law and protect...

2012-01-24 14:51:00

Pending legislation, backed by Gov. Daniels, would protect the right to breathe clean air inside all workplaces INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released today finds that Hoosiers overwhelmingly support a law prohibiting smoking inside all workplaces. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) By a strong majority (70 percent to 27 percent), Indiana voters support a law that would prohibit smoking in indoor workplaces and public...

2011-10-24 11:18:00

Kennedy Backs Smoke-Free Law, While Greg Ballard Broke Promise and Killed the Bill WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund today launched an independent, direct mail campaign in support of Melina Kennedy for mayor of Indianapolis because she is the only candidate committed to enacting a comprehensive smoke-free law that applies to all workplaces, including restaurants and bars. The campaign will contrast Kennedy's position to that of Mayor...

2011-08-04 09:17:00

Kennedy agrees with 70% of voters that it's time for Indianapolis to go smoke-free WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of her commitment to public health and pledge to sign a comprehensive smoke-free law, the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund is proud to endorse Melina Kennedy for Mayor of Indianapolis. Kennedy is the only candidate for mayor with a clear commitment to supporting and signing a comprehensive smoke-free law that applies to all workplaces and...

2010-07-21 10:56:00

Voters back measure to protect workers and customers from secondhand smoke INDIANAPOLIS, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released today finds that 70 percent of Indianapolis voters support passing a law to make all restaurants, bars and other workplaces smoke-free. The poll shows broad support for the law, including large majorities of men and women, whites and African-Americans, and Democrats and Republicans across Indianapolis. (Logo:...

2010-02-25 16:47:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The Kansas Legislature today delivered a historic victory for health and the public's right to breathe clean air by passing legislation to make almost all workplaces, including all restaurants and bars, smoke-free. Gov. Mark Parkinson has championed the legislation, which will make Kansas...

2009-12-10 16:53:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The Michigan Legislature today delivered a historic victory for health and the public's right to breathe clean air by passing legislation to make almost all workplaces, including all restaurants and bars, smoke-free. Gov. Jennifer Granholm has said she will sign the bill, which will make...