Our vision is that all public places and work places in Cobb County will be tobacco-free. Our mission is to provide support for organizations and municipalities in Cobb County to become tobacco-free.
Secondhand smoke: What does it mean to you?
The Surgeon General of the United States, working with a team of leading health experts, studied how breathing secondhand smoke affects you. This booklet explains what scientists have learned about the dangers of secondhand smoke. It also tells you how to protect yourself and your family.
The 2006 Surgeon General's report has new information on about how breathing secondhand smoke hurts your health. You can find more information about this report by going to the Surgeon General's website at www.surgeongeneral.gov. More information is also available by going to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/tobacco
Do you have a story to share about your experience with secondhand smoke? Do you or someone you know work in a place where you are exposed to secondhand smoke and your health has suffered as a result? Do you or someone you know suffer from emphysema, heart disease or cancer because of exposure to secondhand smoke? Were you or a someone you know exposed to secondhand smoke during pregnancy, and have a child born with low birth weight? Is the city where you live or work a place where smoking is still allowed in bars, restaurants, and other workplaces and feel it affects your health?
Whatever your experience is, Cobb2020's Breathe Easy wants to hear it and share it with others on our website. Join in our advocacy efforts to make smoke-free workplaces and public places for everyone a reality in Cobb County.