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    • Erie County Clean Indoor Air
    • Healthy Reasons for CIA
      • Secondhand smoke exposure causes disease and premature death in children and adults who do not smoke;
      • Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for SIDS, acute respiratory problems, ear infections, and asthma attacks
      • There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke;
      • The mission of the Department of Health is to preserve, promote and protect the health, safety and well being of the people and the environment in Erie County
    • What is Happening around PA?
      • Philadelphia-
      • recent City-wide ban signed into effect by the Mayor.
      • PAC3 should send letters supporting Mayor on his decision
      • Ban on smoking not ready to be enforced yet
      • Harrisburg-
      • recent city-wide ban applies to city owned indoor/outdoor properties
      • Pittsburgh-
      • City Council and County Exec has passed CIA
      • Casino Exemption-recently passed senate could jeopardize the Allegheny ordinance
      • Statewide-
      • HB 1489 stuck in the Health and Human Service committee
      • Restaurant Association endorses no exemptions
      • Differing opinions on how quickly it could come to a vote.
      • Across the United States, 6,888 municipalities are covered by a 100% smoke-free provision in workplaces, and/or restaurants, and/or bars, by either a state or local law, representing 45.7% of the U.S. population
    • Erie County Options
      • Pass resolution- states support for CIA
      • Pass ordinance- eliminates CIA from Erie County Workplaces (Similar to Allegheny County)
        • Needs support from County Exec
        • County Council needs to pass
        • Enforcement issues
    • IMPACT OF CLEAN INDOOR AIR LAWS IN ERIE COUNTY
      • For Erie County this means:
      • 26% of adults smoke in Erie County, PA. This means that 55,562 people in Erie County Smoke (adult population is about 213,700)
      • An estimated 2,778 (5% being modest) to 8,334 (15%) smokers will quit due to clean indoor air legislation
      • Using a 5% to 15% reduction in smokers between $9.42M and $28.26M can be saved in lost productivity and medical expenses for smokers Erie County (based on CDC estimate of $3,391 per smoker due to lost productivity and increased medial expenses).
      • An additional estimated savings of $1.36M to $4.08M in costs associated with treating non-smokers for illness due to ETS exposure can result (based on CDC estimate of $490 per smoker spent on treating non-smokers).
    • Threats to CIA
      • Possible preemption-under legal review
      • Non-supporters- political and community
      • Gaming Bill- unfair playing field
    •