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Giving local communities a say on tobacco rules

Tweet When Pueblo, Colo., decided in 2003 to become smoke free inside all workplaces, the hope was that the move would help with the city’s poor health conditions. Pueblo was a community much like our own. Smoking rates were high. Heart attacks and other smoking-caused illnesses were costing residents millions in lost productivity and medical expenses. The results were dramatic. Just 18 months later, heart attack hospitalizations declined b ... Jump to full article >>