Behavioral Impact

Children need positive role models on the community; smoking in a family friendly place sends the wrong message to our kids. Kids will see smoking as acceptable and normal.

Every day more than 4,000 children in the U.S smoke their first cigarette, another 2,000 become regular smokers. 1/3 of these smokers will die prematurely due to a tobacco related disease.

According to a 2006 study, fifty four percent of smoker who had tried to quit found that seeing someone with a cigarette was a trigger to relapse.

Forty percent of smokers found that smelling a cigarette was a trigger to relapse.

It has become clear that restrictions on smoking are a major factor in helping to persuade smokers to quit, and help those who want to quit do so.