HCSIAHouston Communities for Safe Indoor Air (Texas)
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A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that levels of secondhand smoke in restaurants are approximately 160 to 200 percent higher than in office places," said Desiree Gonzales, HCSIA spokesperson and certified health education specialist.
HCSIA is funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and healthcare.
About Houston Communities for Safe Indoor Air -- Formed in 2003, HCSIA is an ethnically diverse coalition of nine community-based nonprofit organizations.
Together with HCSIA, we aim to rally the necessary support to make all work and public places in this city smoke-free.
Through this grant, HCSIA can realize its goal of advocating for stronger indoor air policies and saving lives in Houston.