The Implementation Of Smoke Free Laws Essay

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The implementation of smoke-free laws did not transpire overnight or even over a short time period. It was through the implementation and modifying small health policies that focused on reducing health issues because of tobacco use and promoting the rights to breathe clean air. The following timeline provides specific years and the policies that were legislated which have assisted in the existing progression of smoke-free laws. The U. S. Department of Health & Human Services (2016) indicated: 1964 - First Report of the Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health, 1965 – Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, 1970 – Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, 1984 – Comprehensive Smoking Education Act, 1988 – Amendment to Federal Aviation Act 1986 – Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act 1992 – Synar Amendment to the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration Reorganization Act, 1996 – Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to Protect Children and Adolescents, 2000 – Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act, 2009 – Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act), 2010 – Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act. (para 12) Many of those listed above were met with and some are still dealing with resistance from not only individuals, tobacco companies, but from bars and restaurants that were affected by the…

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