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Universal City Goes Smoke-Free In Workplaces

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Universal City Council joined in 49 other Texas cities when it unanimously voted Tuesday to approve an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in workplaces.

Charlie Gagen with the American Cancer Society said it’s a move that protects the health and safety of all workers and residents.

Secondhand smoke contains at least 69 carcinogens and the U.S. Surgeon General has found that secondhand smoke is a proven cause of a litany of diseases. That list includes: lung cancer, heart disease, bronchitis, low birth weight and even sudden infant death syndrome.

Cities that have taken the step to smoke-free have reported no negative effects to their economy.