Thursday, July 25, 2013
Smoke-free indoor air is center of attention
Members of the UHS team joined with TeamACT and others
for a press event at Number 5 Restaurant on July 24 to mark the 10th
anniversary of the New York State Clean Air Act.
| Daniel Young, MD
Daniel Young, MD, director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at UHS Hospitals, was the featured speaker from UHS.
local TV stations and The Press & Sun-Bulletin covered the news
conference, which underscored the health dangers associated with
second-hand smoke and celebrated the positive effects of the "No
Smoking" legislation. State Rep. Donna Lupardo was among those
attending the event.
"Treating tobacco dependence and getting
the message out is challenging, but always rewarding whenever we can
help tobacco-users quit," said Cathleen Stevens, RN, tobacco nurse
specialist with the TeamACT Cessation Center at UHS Stay Healthy. "We
are very excited that we had such a successful event."
act is historic legislation that protects workers from second-hand smoke
and helps reduce smoking rates. Speakers challenged the public to take
the next step: protecting children by tackling the issue of tobacco
marketing in stores.