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MSDH Invites Public to Learn the Dangers of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

October 19, 2010
 
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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) invites the public to learn more about the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke during a series of luncheons to be held across the state. The events are entitled Clearing the Air: Eliminating Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in All Public Places Including Workplaces and are designed to educate the public on the benefits of smokefree air.

Speakers include healthcare providers, elected officials, business owners and people who have been dramatically affected by exposure to secondhand smoke.

"There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke," said State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier. "Five hundred and fifty nonsmoking Mississippians die each year from exposure to secondhand smoke. Everyone deserves to breathe smokefree air."

Lunch is provided and will be served at 11:30 a.m. Dates and locations are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 26   Cleveland   Center for Community & Economic Development
  • Wednesday, October 27   Hattiesburg   Live Well Center
  • Thursday, October 28   Gulfport   Knight Nonprofit Center
  • Wednesday, November 3   Natchez   The Grand Hotel
  • Thursday, November 4   Starkville   Starkville Sports Plex
  • Wednesday, November 10   Tupelo   Bancorp South Arena
  • Tuesday, November 16   Hernando   Gale Community Center

All of the Clearing the Air events are open to the public and the media. For more information, visit www.SmokefreeAirMS.com.


Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667

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