In the state of Utah, about 80 % of people live along the Wasatch Front,
which area includes the cities of Salt Lake City
and Ogden. In contrast, vast expanses of the state are nearly uninhabited.
The name of Utah is derived from the Indian
language, meaning ' people of the mountains'. Utah is known for being one
of the most religiously homogeneous states,
which greatly influences Utah culture and daily life.
(L) Salt Lake City, the state capital of Utah, Elevation, 1288 m, Population,
about 180,000 (R) Ogden City, Utah
Arches National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
(L) A natural amphitheater of the Bryce Canyon National Park
(M) A vehicle permit paper to enter the Bryce Canyon National Park
(R) A tower of the Sedimentary rock at the Bryce Canyon National Park
All three pictures were taken in September 1962.
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southwestern Uta. Despite the
name of Bryce Canyon, this is not actually
a canyon, but rather a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion.
(L) Erosion of sedimentary rocks has created natural arches at the Bryce
Canyon National Park.
(R) Bryce Canyon Lodge built in 1925 from local materials
(L) Source: University of Texas Libraries
(R) Autumn-tinted Utah's mountains
Utah Clean Air Act
The Wasatch Range, which forms the mountain wall in the east of Salt Lake
Valley urban area,
stretches mountains over for 260 kms at the Utah and Idaho border.
To make the air clear from smoking in Utah's bars and restaurants, Governor
Huntsman signed an update to the
Utah Clean Air Act in March 2006. It will eventually make every bar, restaurant,
private club and fraternal organi
-zation, 'clean air zone'. All other bars, private clubs, and taverns will
be smoke-free in 2009.
As President of the Coalition for Tobacco Free Utah, we recognize the significant
harms of secondhand smoke. It is
a major cause of negative health effects in our country, and is not just
a problem in enclosed facilities. According to
recent scientific studies, levels of tobacco smoke in outdoor public places
can be as high as those found in indoor
facilities. The Surgeon General of the United States recently pointed out
that there is no safe level of ingestion of
smoke and just five minutes exposure can cause negative health effects.
The passing of the ordinance banning smoking in public areas of Salt Lake
City not only protect the health of those
who use the facilities, but also help eliminate the perception of young
people that tobacco use is normal, which will
likely decrease the probability that they will ultimately take up smoking.
Source: KSL Television and Radio, Salt Lake City Utah.
Smoking Rooms in the Salt Lake City International Airport 2012
Apartment and condominium residents, managers, and owners can now breathe
easier. The Utah Smoke-Free
Apartment and Condominium Guide, an online resource, promotes the housing
free from tobacco smoke, in the
State of Utah. Nationally, 50,000 people die each year as consequent on
secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure.
Additionally, hundreds of thousands of people exposed to it suffer various
other illnesses, such as asthma and
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The article was written in December 2008, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.