No Smoking signs in public space
Every year, more than 3000 Albertans die from tobacco-related causes.
Sadly, tobacco use is the leading cause of disease, disability, and premature death in the province. But, the harmful effects of smoking do not just impact those who smoke. Second-hand smoke causes serious disease and death in non-smoking adults. Even brief exposure can be dangerous.
It is important to work with local municipalities on Tobacco and Smoke-Free Environment policies so that our children and youth can play in smoke-free spaces.
Clearly visible, easy-to-read signs are one way of ensuring these messages are available to the public.