American Lung Association Pleased with Florida Amendment 9 Win

The American Lung Association in Florida is pleased that Amendment 9, which prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in areas where cigarettes and other tobacco products are prohibited, won and surpassed the required 60 percent threshold.

Both the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine have warned about the risks of inhaling secondhand e-cigarette emissions and this measure ensures that all Floridians will be protected.

“We look forward to working with the community to implement this policy and applaud Floridians for standing up for public health by voting yes on Amendment 9 and extending protections from secondhand smoke and secondhand e-cigarette emissions to all workers in Florida.

“We look forward to working with the legislature to close the existing loopholes in Florida’s smoke-free laws to ensure that all Floridians are protected by a comprehensive smoke-free law in all workplaces.

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