As mentioned several times already on the blog, Naperville has been slowly
moving towards adopting a smoke-free law. Now it looks as if they finally have some draft language, but that it will allow for certain health compromising exemptions
. Naperville wants to allow businesses to be able to reinstate a smoking policy so long as they can show a 10% revenue drop after the enactment of the ordinance. We cannot let this happen. All Illinois workers deserve to breathe clean, safe air while at work, even employees of bars and taverns. Luckily Naperville is having public comment session
, so go out and voice your displeasure
with this weak ordinance. Stick up for your rights, nobody should get cancer just from showing up to work everyday.
A few miles to the North and West of Naperville, the tri-cities
of Batavia, St. Charles, and Geneva are also holding their own public hearings in regards to a proposed smoke-free ordinance. If you live in the western suburbs please take some time to write in to your elected officials and your local newspapers to let them know that we will only accept 100 percent protection from the class A carcinogen that is secondhand smoke.