Delaware is located in the eastern section of Delmarva Peninsula, between
Delaware Bay and Chesapeake Bay, and
the second smallest state after Rhode Island.
(L) Picking Peaches in Delaware" from an 1878
(M) The Twelve-Mile circle represents the border between Pennsylvania and
(R) The current state license plate design was introduced in 1959. The
license plate is the longest-running in the United States.
(L) Source:University of Texas Libraries
(R) Delaware population map Source:US Census Bureau
Statewide Smoking Ban in Delaware
November 2002, the little state's big step will give it the nation's toughest
ban on indoor smoking, one that would
end smoking in all public areas, including bars, restaurants and casinos.
At that stage, other states already have
laws, which ban smoking, including thestates of California, Colorado, Maryland
and Utah, but most still allowed
smoking in bars. The bill passed with little to no resistance. The Delaware
State Chamber of Commerce took
opposition on it, and the Delaware Restaurant Association dropped its opposition the week before the bill passed.
Delaware health officials say tobacco use is a factor in more than one-third
of all cancer cases in the state.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified secondhand smoke
as a Group A carcinogen, which means
there's sufficient evidence that it causes cancer in humans, according
to the American Cancer Society. Each year,
secondhand smoke in the United States is responsible for an estimated 35,000 to 40,000 deaths from heart disease
in people who are not smokers. It's also to blame for about 3,000 lung
cancer deaths in nonsmoking adults.
Dr. D. A Waterfield, said that the smoke-free environments will protect
the health of all residents in Delaware by
helping youth never to start smoking, encouraging adults to quit smoking,
and reducing the exposure for all of us
to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
Source: Life Clinic May 28, 2002 and State of Delaware May 31, 2002.
Total Smoking Ban in USA
Smoking Ban in New Jersey
Smoke-free Illinois Act
Smoking Ban in California 1998
Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas
Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
Smoking Ban in Oregon
Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Smoking Ban in Arizona
Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
Smoking Ban in Vermont
Smoking Ban in the Ｍassachusetts state.
Smoking Ban in New York
Smoking Ban in Maryland
Smoking Ban in Washington,D.C.
Smoking Ban in Minnesota
Smoking Ban in Delaware
Smoking Ban in Ohio
Smoking Ban in Iowa
Smoking Ban in Utah
Smoking Ban in Rhode Island
Smoking Ban in Nevada
Smoking Ban in Virginia
Smoking Ban in Michigan
Smoking Ban in Wisconsin
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The article was written in November 2008, ,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.