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PHAI’s Gottlieb supports smoke-free parks in Cambridge Chronicle Guest Commentary

February 22nd, 2011

On February 21, 2011, the local Cambridge newspaper, the Cambridge Chronicle, published a guest opinion piece by PHAI’s executive director supporting efforts to prohibit smoking in public parks in that city.  A similar proposal is pending in Boston and New York City passed one earlier this month.

Gottlieb’s commentary can be seen here.  He mentions 3 primary reasons for supporting the initiative: 1) health; 2) behavior modeling; and 3) litter reduction.

A list from Americans for Non-Smokers’ Rights of nearly 500 cities and towns that prohibit smoking in parks can be found here (pdf).

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