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,
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
signed an update to the Utah Clean Air Act in March 2006. It will eventually
every bar, restaurant, private club and fraternal organization, 'clean
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
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,
tobacco smoke in outdoor public places can be as high as those found in
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
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
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 bronchitis.
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
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The article was written in December 2008, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.