SUPPORT THE RIGHT
Helping Hoosiers Quit Tobacco
Make a decision that Hamilton County workers and residents have the right to breathe clean air!
There are nearly 300,000 people that live, work, and play in Hamilton County, and yet Hamilton County is one of the largest counties without a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance!
• Tobacco smoke includes at least 69 cancer-causing chemicals.
• Secondhand smoke kills 1,426 Hoosiers and more than 41,000 Americans each year.
• Exposure to secondhand smoke can increase a non-smoker’s risk of heart disease or lung cancer by over 30%.
• With every breath in a workplace that allows smoking, workers are exposed to 7,000 chemicals that cause heart disease, lung cancer, and other serious illnesses.
Breathe Easy Hamilton County is a broad-based alliance of local organizations and individuals. We believe everyone deserves the right to breathe smoke-free air at work and in public places.
As an alliance working with local organizations and individuals within the Hamilton County community, we are promoting tobacco-free living in order to reduce mortality and morbidity rates. Breathe Easy Hamilton County is working to ensure that all workers in Hamilton County are protected from secondhand smoke exposure.
Community partners, including: Community Health Network, Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County, Inc., Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND), Hamilton County Council on Alcohol & Other Drugs, Hamilton County Head Start, Hamilton County Health Department, Indiana University Health, Riverview Health, and Systems of Care, support the efforts of Breathe Easy Hamilton County.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
COMBAT TOBACCO USE
Protect and maintain a tobacco control alliance infrastructure needed to combat tobacco use, as well as work locally to reduce tobacco use.
Work to protect Hoosiers from exposure to secondhand smoke, supporting local and/or statewide smoke-free air ordinances.
DECREASE ADULT SMOKING
Promote the Indiana Quitline (1-800-QUIT NOW) and support employers by providing tobacco treatment resources at their workplace.
DECREASE YOUTH SMOKING
Promote and educate the community about tobacco point-of-sale strategies implemented at the local level to entice youth to smoke.