Officials from St. Lawrence County Are Taking New Measures to Help People Stop Smoking
Date: 4th February 2013
The board of legislators from St. Lawrence County voted to ban smoking from 5th November and the usage of tobacco-related products from 4th May. But before the prohibition on smoking, the county officials are taking extra measures to help smokers set off smoking cessation.
Benjamin R. Todd, a tobacco program coordinator, states that the county will undertake a survey to figure out the number of its employees who are addicted to smoking. He reveals that 25 percent of people living in St. Lawrence County are smokers.
Mr Todd talks about a poll at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center that showed that, five years after implementing a ban on tobacco smoking at the campus, the usage of tobacco by employees was reduced by 50 percent.
The tobacco program coordinator Benjamin R. Todd adds that as per a revelation by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, various surveys conclude that two out of three people using tobacco are eager to stop smoking.
Before the implementation of smoking ban in St. Lawrence County, officials are collection information so that employees and others will get to know about the options available for them. Mr Todd states that the county is providing time to its people so that they can find out how they will respond to the new law. He expresses hope that people will recognise that the law is being implemented for good motives.