Tristate Organization Fights for a Smoke-free City

Published 06/04 2014 10:30PM

Updated 06/04 2014 10:33PM

A local organization is bringing out the big guns to try and bring back a smoke-free city ordinance.

Nationally known Dr. Stanton Glantz is in town talking about how Evansville can better combat tobacco and e-cigarettes.

Glantz led a charge in California to reduce exposure to smoking. Indiana has nearly double the smoking rate of California.

Director of Smokefree Evansville Casey Williams hopes Glantz can sway city leaders to restore the ordinance that Indiana's Supreme Court struck down earlier this year.

Doctor Glantz is also here to speak about e-cigarettes.

He says although early research suggests e-cigs are a healthier alternative to regular smokes, they still have harmful carcinogens that could cause cancer.

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