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Linn County Leads The Nation In Smoke-Free Pledges

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Smoke-Free Pledges

We surpassed the goal of 500 smoke-free pledges.

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The Smoke-Free County Challenge is sponsored by the National Association of Counties and the Environmental Protection Agency. NACo is challenging counties to collect the most Smoke-Free pledges. By taking the pledge, participants agree to keep their homes and cars smoke-free. The Linn County Board of Supervisors and the Linn County Board of Health jointly registered Linn County as a participant in the challenge. The main goal of the Challenge is to protect children from secondhand smoke.

Protecting children from secondhand smoke is especially important because their bodies are growing and developing. Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to suffer from: