HB 1149 and The Facts About Secondhand Smoke [INFOGRAPH]

On March 9, the Indiana General Assembly approved Indiana’s first statewide smoke-free air bill. While the ICC applauds the General Assembly and statewide press for giving House Bill 1149 the attention and publicity that it deserved, we cannot be satisfied with the final result. HB 1149 falls short in protecting Hoosier workers that are most vulnerable to secondhand smoke. The bill, which Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is expected to sign in the coming days, will stand as one of the weaker smoke-free air laws in the nation.

Today, the Indiana Cancer Consortium thanks all of our members for the time and effort dedicated to the strengthening and passing of HB 1149, but more importantly, we ask that our coalition quickly shifts focus to the local level. Therefore, as an aid in local conversations, the ICC proudly presents “The Facts About Secondhand Smoke” infograph. Spread the word via blogs, Facebook, and Twitter and help the ICC get secondhand smoke out of business!

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Facts About Secondhand Smoke in Indiana

Fifty People, One Question

On August 15, 2011, we grabbed a camera and set it up at the heart of Indianapolis. We had one question, and we wanted fifty answers. One by one, people took a leap of faith and stepped in front of our camera – not knowing what we might ask.

Here’s the result of what happens when you ask fifty strangers:

“If you could say one message to someone living with cancer, what would it be?”

Thank you to our fifty participants who gave us their time, their stories, and their honesty.

This is dedicated to all those living with cancer, the survivors, and their loving caregivers.