• California is a Smoke-free State

    As of June 9, 2016, California met the CDC guidelines to become a Smoke-Free State. Smoking tobacco products, marijuana, and the use of e-cigarettes are prohibited at all indoor workplaces. This Smoke-Free law protects all workers in the State of California. The Labor Code 6404.5 is designed to reduce secondhand smoke exposure, reduce smoking, improve […]

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  • Live Smoke Free

    Secondhand smoke causes serious health conditions in both children and adults. Asthma attacks, respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease, hearts attacks, and lung cancer have been linked to secondhand smoke. There is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure. Studies show that in most instances, secondhand smoke exposures occur at home or at work. The home should […]

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  • Tobacco-Free Parks in Arvin

    This ordinance allows for Arvin residents to visit city parks without being exposed to harmful secondhand smoke and tobacco waste. City of Arvin proposed an ordinance to ban tobacco products in all city parks. The Arvin City Council passed the ordinance on June 17, 2014. This ordinance is a strong first step to improve Kern […]

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  • Smoke-Free Policies

    There was once a time when smoking was a legal, normal habit that could be carried out anywhere. However, research has indicated that secondhand smoke exposure can result in poorer health outcomes, such as an increased risk for lung problems, heart disease, and stroke [1]. Secondhand smoke can pass through ventilation systems, walls, and pipes […]

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  • Public Health’s Health & Wellness Festival

    Did you see Call to Action at Public Health’s Health & Wellness Festival last Sunday, April 21? This annual event brings together departments and services from the county and community to give you healthy resources and education. Call to Action staff was there to give you fun tips and facts about the coalition, Kern County, […]

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