Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Service: Youth with Purpose!
YES on the HILL 2017
The purpose of YES on the HILL is to engage youth leaders in the legislative process through education and advocacy.
2014 Legislative Summit Recommendations are as follows:
Medical personnel should not be allowed to smoke while on duty to avoid exposure to thirdhand smoke and harmful chemicals/tobacco residue left on the clothes and on the person of the medical professional in clean/sterile environment.
Food Service workers should not be allowed to smoke while on duty to avoid exposure tothirdhand smoke, harmful chemicals/tobacco residue left on the clothes and on the person of the server
Tobacco retailers and tobacco shops should not be in close proximity to any daycare and or school
Tobacco retailers should not be allowed to advertise on storefronts and or at the point of sale. Restrictions should be put in place for both storefronts and point of sale.
2013 Legislative Summit Recommendations are as follows:
Raise Taxes on ALL tobacco products
Require that clerks and owners are held equally accountable on selling tobacco to minors
Reduce tobacco advertisement by adopting Master Settlement Laws in the state of Arkansas
2012 Legislative Summit Recommendations are as follows:
No smoking in any public place. Close exemptions in Act 8 of 2006.
Harsher punishment (fine) for Act 811 of 2011. Increase fine for smokefree cars law up to $500.00
No smoking while pregnant. First offense-court ordered cessation class for mother to be to protect both the mother and unborn child.
2011 Legislative Summit Recommendations are as follows:
No smoking during work hours at a childcare facility
No possession of tobacco products during work hours (Mandate all workplace grounds to be tobacco-free)
No smoking if you are on Medicaid (To continue/or to get benefits you need to be enrolled in a smoking cessation program
No smoking at school sponsored events
Research has demonstrated that prevention is the key to ending the cycle of tobacco-related health issues. Nine out of ten smokers began before the age of 18. Delaying the onset of smoking by as little as three years reduces the probability that a person will smoke in the next 50 years by 82 percent. More than 510 Arkansas will die from issues related to secondhand smoke exposure each year, while more than 3,300 will die from their own smoking.
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