More information available on idea to make Norwich parks tobacco free

Norwich – In the wake of his presentation to the Norwich City Council Monday on a proposal to make Norwich parks tobacco free, Uncas Health District Director Patrick McCormack invited city residents to contact the district for detailed information or to join a committee working on the issue.

McCormack and Cindy Barry, senior program coordinator for Ledge Light Health District submitted a report to the Norwich council “Making Your Parks Tobacco Free,” and presented data on the impact of smoking on health.

The report is posted on the Norwich website, www.norwichct.org.

McCormack said residents can obtain health statistics and data on smoking by contacting him at the Uncas Health District at (860) 823-1189, ext. 112.

McCormack also invited interested residents to join the Achieve Tobacco Free Living Working Group, a subcommittee of the regional group, ACHIEVE New London County, a regional heart disease and stroke prevention group promoting tobacco-free parks.

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