Mesquite's Citizens for Clean Indoor Air is a local coalition working to improve the health of Mesquite's workers, residents, and visitors, by protecting them from from secondhand smoke in indoor public places. Secondhand smoke is a public health problem affecting one third of Mesquite workers.
There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Even brief exposure can be dangerous to adults and children. Ventilation systems don’t address the health hazards of secondhand smoke. The U.S. Surgeon General has determined that the only effective protection is 100% smokefree air.
Residents and visitors to our state benefit from Nevada's Clean Indoor Air Act, which prohibits smoking in many workplaces and indoor public places. But not everyone is protected. The exemptions in the current state law leave thousands of employees and patrons in nightclubs, casinos, and some bars still breathing the cancer-causing chemicals in secondhand smoke.
Everyone deserves to breathe clean indoor air. No one should have to sacrifice their health for a paycheck.
For help quitting smoking call: Nevada Tobacco Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
American Lung Association Lung Helpline: 1-800-LUNG-USA
This page is created and supported by the American Lung Association in Nevada.