Bans, Laws, And Taxes On Smoking Essay

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Bans, Laws, and Taxes on smoking
With the changing of times, many places over the years have gone smoke free. Some of these places include: hospitals, airplanes, restaurants, bars, universities, schools, hotels and many others. One of the places in Anchorage that has recently gone smoke free is the University of Anchorage Alaska. According to an article titled “History of Smoke and Tobacco-Free UAA” (n.d.), “With the new policy, UAA joins more than 1,500 colleges and universities in the U.S. that are smoke or tobacco free.” This policy was voted for and created by students to positively influence the health of students and faculty in the University System and to decrease the amount of secondhand smoke. According to an article titled “UAA Smoke and Tobacco-Free” (n.d.), “The new smoke and tobacco-free policy encourages health and safety and promotes a supportive environment that helps those who want to quit and prevents young people from smoking and using tobacco in the first place.” UAA officially became a smoke free campus November 17, 2015 during the Great American Smokeout, and has provided resources for quitting. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2014) states “Smokefree laws and policies have been proven to reduce the incidence of heart attacks and other coronary events among people younger than 65 years of age, and evidence suggests that there could be a relationship between such laws and policies and a reduction in cerebrovascular
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