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Smokefree in the G
Health Leaders Urge Gary Officials to Pass Smoke-Free Ordinance
Following Baton Rouge Action to Protect Casino, Bar Workers Coalition works to protect Gary citizens from toxic secondhand smoke
Health equity means smokefree workplaces and public places for EVERYONE in Gary!
The residents of Gary, Indiana, are ready for their community to be smokefree in ALL workplaces including the city's two riverboat casinos, bars, and private clubs - all currently exempted from the statewide law.
Smokefree has not been a barrier for nearby casinos in Toledo, the Chicagoland area, and elsewhere to outpace Indiana for regional gaming revenue.
Gary gaming jobs and revenue don’t have to come at the expense of sickening workers and patrons with indoor secondhand smoke. Casinos are successfully smokefree indoors for the health of the workforce and to be attractive to the 85% of the U.S. adult population that doesn’t smoke.
Support Smokefree Gary – for a more livable community and healthier workforce for generations to come.
You Can Help
If you are a resident or visitor of Gary or have a connection to the city (family, business, etc) - the City Council needs to hear from you!