miércoles, 5 de marzo de 2014 – 3 de marzo de 2014 - UK

Health districts urge Norwich to ban tobacco from city parks

Norwich - Officials from the Uncas and Ledge Light health districts are asking Norwich officials to consider making city parks tobacco free to reduce health risks and provide a positive role model to children.

Patrick McCormack, director of the Uncas Health District, and Cindy Barry, senior program coordinator for Ledge Light District, presented the City Council Monday with a report titled "Making your Parks Tobacco Free," written by Action Communities for Health, Innovation and Environmental Change of New London County. The group was founded as a heart disease and stroke prevention effort.

The group is a coalition of 16 health, human services and civic organizations promoting tobacco-free parks, public buildings and even public housing throughout the county.

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