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PA State Health Officials Encourage Smokers to Quit on 'World No Tobacco Day'
Date:5/29/2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today urged smokers to quit as part of the May 31 observance of "World No Tobacco Day," which is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of secondhand smoke.

"Exposure to secondhand smoke causes disease and premature death in non-smoking children and adults," said Secretary of Health Dr. Calvin B. Johnson. "I encourage all Pennsylvania smokers to set a quit date for 'World No Tobacco Day' and use the state's resources for help in becoming smoke-free -- for their own health, and for the health of those around them."

In Pennsylvania, an estimated 3,000 non-smoking children and adults die annually from exposure to secondhand smoke. Due to this and other scientific research that shows there is no risk-free level of exposure, a bill is currently moving through the General Assembly that would ban indoor smoking in workplaces, bars and restaurants.

The department has also released a broadcast public service announcement featuring Secretary Johnson explaining the negative health effects of secondhand smoke and encouraging Pennsylvanians to use the state's resources to quit smoking.

These initiatives are part of the department's ongoing campaign to help Pennsylvanians quit using tobacco products, prevent those who don't smoke from starting, and curb the retail sale of tobacco to minors.

Research shows that individuals who receive support in their quit attempt are twice as likely to succeed. For more information about quitting tobacco, call Pennsylvania's Free Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit http://www.determinedtoquit.com.

CONTACT: Yasmin Coleman

(717) 787-1783


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