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Tobacco prevention advocate asks assembly to change ordinance

 


Petersburg Indian Association’s tobacco prevention specialist asked the Petersburg Borough Assembly March 7 to ban electronic cigarettes and vapor products from bars and increase the smoke free distance from five feet to 20 feet.

PIA’s Katie Yeckley said vapor products may expose non-smokers to harmful chemicals and that the products are not FDA approved. She also said the five-feet distance from building entrances is too short, allowing smoke to still enter public spaces.

“As a non-smoker and a mother of young children I find it very difficult to be able to walk anywhere downtown as...



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