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A Smoke-Free Environment

January 2, 2010, North Carolina’s Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars Law became effective. The law requires almost all restaurants and bars in enclosed areas to be smoke-free.As more and more public entities move to pass legislation encouraging smoke-free environments, it does in fact become easier for people to choose not to use tobacco. Moreover, since the Smoke-free Restaurant & Bars law passed in NC, there has been a 21% decrease in heart attack ER visits. That translates into not only a healthier community, but a healthier economy.CTG project works with local communities to promote tobacco-free places to make it easier for people to choose not to use tobacco. For more information, visit the Tobacco Prevention website.

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