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New Protections From Secondhand Smoke

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Secondhand Smoke

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Freedom to Breathe legislation passed by the 2007 Legislature and signed into law by Governor Pawlenty takes effect on Oct. 1. The Freedom to Breathe amendments to the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act will protect more people across the state from being exposed to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. Jane Korn, MD, MPH, medical director for the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division at the Minnesota Department of Health, said officials are planning for a smooth implementation of the new public health measure.

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