Ottawa Council on Smoking and Health

August 23, 2010 08:01 ET

New Study on Outdoor Second-Hand Smoke in Ottawa

Hazardous Levels of Second-Hand Smoke Measured on Restaurant and Bar Patios

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2010) - What: News conference to release the results of a new research study on second-hand smoke on restaurant and bar patios in Ottawa.

Who: Ryan Kennedy, Researcher, University of Waterloo
Suzanne Friedlaender, President, Ottawa Council on Smoking and Health

When: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: The Black Tomato, 11 George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Telephone: 613-789-8123

Why: To raise awareness about the dangerous level of second-hand smoke on restaurant and bar patios in Ottawa; to inform the public that there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke; and to alert hospitality workers, parents, seniors, and individuals with heart disease, lung disease, cancer and other health conditions that second-hand smoke in outdoor spaces poses a serious health risk.
/For further information: Carmela Graziani
Ottawa Council on Smoking and Health
Tel: 613-322-7626

Pippa Beck
Ottawa Council on Smoking and Health
Tel: 613-322-3865

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