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Item B

City of Brentwood

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, 38,233 people in California and 6,569 people in Contra Costa County die from smoking related diseases each year; and

WHEREAS, in Contra Costa County $228,080,000 is spent each year on medical expenses due to smoking; and

WHEREAS, in California each day either 204 youth under the age 18 or 74,500 people total become regular smokers each year; and

WHEREAS, in Contra Costa County 17% of Medi-Cal eligible mothers smoke throughout their pregnancy and in California 1,114,000 children under the age of 17 are exposed to secondhand smoke at home; and

WHEREAS, more than 90% of all adult smokers begin while in their teens and 25% of all children are regular smokers by the time they leave high school; and

WHEREAS, it is critical to intensify public awareness of tobacco use, to educate children, teens, and adults of its detrimental effects and increase support for agencies providing tobacco education programs; and

WHEREAS, the Delta First 5 Center, First 5 Contra Costa and the Mt. Diablo Region YMCA request public support and assistance as we continue to work toward a smoke free society where children and families can live, grow, learn, and play without the worry of inhaling secondhand smoke and it’s serious repercussions; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Brian Swisher, Mayor of Brentwood do hereby proclaim May 31st, 2005 as A SMOKE FREE DAY IN THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD.

Dated this 24th day of May 2005

Brian Swisher
Mayor
 

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