Why Reopen Smokefree?
Now more than ever, businesses are emphasizing the importance of protecting their bottom line AND the health and safety of employees and customers. Secondhand smoke is a top preventable cause of disease and death, killing 42,000 Americans every year. Secondhand smoke is also a risk factor for susceptibility to more severe COVID-19 symptoms because of the demonstrative impact it has on underlying heath conditions including heart disease, diminished lung function, and associated risk of respiratory illnesses. When business resumes, those who are considered high-risk and susceptible to virus exposure will need to do their best to avoid smoke-filled environments. Survivors of COVID-19 with lung damage will also need to avoid secondhand smoke.