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Support Pocatello Bars who Support Smokefree Work Environments

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We appreciate the bar owners who have partnered with us in promoting smokefree workplaces for their employees.  If you headed out for a cold one please choose one of these local watering holes: The Chalk Horse Charlie’s 1st National New Pub Harmony Oasis Sandbaggers Sandtrap

Air Quality in Pocatello Bars is “Very Unhealthy”

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Air quality in Pocatello bars is “very unhealthy”.  Bars that still allow smoking in Pocatello, Idaho are a dangerously hazardous environment for bar workers and patrons. In June through August of 2013 air quality testing was conducted at 13 different restaurants and bars in Pocatello, Idaho. The results of this study show a dramatic difference between [...]

Got a window at your place of work?

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We’ve got great posters to show off your support of smokefree workplaces.  Show your support by placing one of our posters in your window!  Contact Brenda at bpollard@gmail.com today. SFI Vertical Flyer

Smokefree Laws Do Not Harm Business at Restaurants and Bars

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“In recent years a groundswell of support for smokefree restaurant and bar laws has developed from states and localities across the country.  As of January 2014, 65% of the U.S. population live in areas that have passed strong smokefree laws covering restaurants and bars.”  With the exception of Boise and Ketchum, no community in Idaho [...]

Celebrating over 150 Endorsers

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Smokefree Laws Have Wide Support Including the Following Endorsers:  Business Supporters: Blue Cross of Idaho Pacific Source Healthwise Engage Management Services Inc. Idaho Stampede Mercy  Medical Center Qualis Health Smart Health St. Alphonsus Health System St. Luke’s Health System Wayne’s Transmissions- Chubbuck Ray’s Custom Interiors – Chubbuck Falling Rock Productions – Chubbuck BCC – Chubbuck [...]

Pocatello Anti – Smoking Effort Moves Forward

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Idaho State Journal April 4, 2015  POCATELLO — As the television series “Mad Men,” which focused on the advertising industry’s effective effort to promote CIGARETTE SMOKING in America and the people who made it happen comes to an end, Smokefree Idaho is working to do the same thing in the Gate City.     The organization wants to [...]

Meridian Voter Poll Shows Strong Support for Smokefree Ordinance

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Meridian, ID –  Eighty three percent of those polled in Meridian agree that “All workers in Meridian should be protected from exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace,”  according to a poll conducted of Meridian voters last month by Moore Information.   This survey also explored perceptions of the Boise smokefree ordinance among Meridian voters.   [...]

Pocatello Looking for a Grassroots Coordinator

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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is accepting resumes from individuals interested in partnering with us to promote smokefree work environments as part of the Smokefree Idaho coalition campaign. This independent contractor position is responsible for grassroots capacity building in Pocatello and surrounding communities. The project goals are aligned with the coalition’s mission of [...]

Seeking Two Grassroots Coordinators

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Grassroots Coordinator American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network – Boise, ID The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is accepting resumes from individuals interested in partnering with us to promote smokefree work environments as part of the Smokefree Idaho coalition campaign. One independent contractor position is responsible for grassroots capacity building in Pocatello and surrounding communities and [...]

Smokefree Idaho Opposes Proposed Compromise Ordinance

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Garden City, ID –  Smokefree Idaho has pulled its support from the ordinance currently being considered by Garden City’s City Council.   “This is a difficult decision for us; however with the amendments that were adopted last night, the ordinance no longer protecting all workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke,” explained Stacey Satterlee, Director of [...]