Clean Air Trenton

Grundy County Community 2000 Coalition Smoking Survey (January 2015)

601 responses

  • 63% of respondents support local laws making indoor workplaces smoke-free

  • 86% of respondents think smoking should be prohibited in some or all public outdoor spaces such as parks, playgrounds, and at youth sporting events

  • 61% of respondents support strengthening Missouri state laws making all workplaces smoke-free

  • 77% of respondents believe secondhand smoke is harmful

Trenton Air Quality Study (October 2015)

In October 2015 the indoor air quality of nine Trenton workplaces was studied. Six locations permitted smoking, three did not.

The 6 smoking locations averaged 110 μg/m3 (EPA rating of “unhealthy”).

The 3 non-smoking locations averaged 16 μg/m3 (EPA rating of “moderate”).

The level of particulate matter air pollution was over 14 times higher in places where smoking occurred compared to those where smoking did not occur.

• Due solely to their occupational exposure, a full-time employee in a Trenton public place that allows smoking would be exposed to 167% the EPA’s average annual limit for particulate matter air pollution during an 8-hour workshift.

• On average, only 7.3% of people were actively smoking in the locations where smoking was permitted. This is slightly greater than 1/5th the adult smoking prevalence of 34.4% for Grundy County. This refutes a commonly held misperception that a high percent of hospitality industry customers or employees smoke.

 

Key Findings:

  • The 6 smoking locations averaged 110 μg/m3 (EPA rating of “unhealthy”).

  • The 3 non-smoking locations averaged 16 μg/m3 (EPA rating of “moderate”).

  • The level of particulate matter air pollution was over 14 times higher in places where smoking occurred compared to those where smoking did not occur.

  • Due solely to their occupational exposure, a full-time employee in a Trenton public place that allows smoking would be exposed to 167% the EPA’s average annual limit for particulate matter air pollution during an 8-hour workshift.

  • On average, only 7.3% of people were actively smoking in the locations where smoking was permitted.

CDC Economic Impact Study of Missouri Smoke-free Cities (2012)

The economic effect of smoke-free ordinances in 11 Missouri cities was studied using sales tax data from eating and drinking establishments during twenty quarters before the smoke-free ordinance and ten quarters after the smoke-free ordinance.

 

Key Finding:

Eight of the 11 cities had increased taxable sales for eating and drinking establishments postordinance. The remaining three experienced no change.

Grundy County Health Department

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Last Updated: January 13, 2020

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