Thursday, May 24, 2012
Washington County Health Department would like to advise that on July 1, 2012 nearly all public places in the state, including restaurants and workplaces, will be smoke free. This change comes as the result of Indiana's first ever statewide smoke free air law, House Enrolled Act 1149. Hoosiers will now be able to enjoy smoke-free air and reduce their risk of developing chronic cardiac and respiratory diseases and the other health problems associated with breathing secondhand smoke. Althought there are exemptions to the law, details can be found at www.in.gov/atc or www.in.gov/isdh/tpc .