Smoke-Free Conference Policy
A new policy requires that all meetings
or conferences sponsored by SAMHSA
must be held in a smoke-free state
or municipality. This means that SAMHSA
meeting organizers will be choosing
locations that have adopted a comprehensive
smoke-free policy, unless specific
circumstances justify an exemption.
SAMHSA’s decision follows extensive
scientific data indicating that secondhand
smoke causes premature death and disease
in people who do not smoke, as summarized
in the Surgeon General’s report,
The Health Consequences
of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco
To read the Surgeon General’s
report, visit www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/secondhandsmoke.
For more information on SAMHSA’s
Smoke-Free Conference Policy, visit www.samhsa.gov/smokefree.
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