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The show celebrates the law that completes four years in 2013 with record membership of 99.7% of the population

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Exhibition is divided into three thematic sections: "The Truth About Cigarette", "20 Years of Celebration of World No Tobacco Day" and "Healthy Environments and Tobacco-Free"

The Heart Institute (Incor), Hospital das Clínicas held an exhibition on the history of Anti-Smoking Law Paulo. The show is divided into three thematic sections: The Truth About Cigarette; Celebration of 20 Years of World No Tobacco Day, and Healthy Environments and Tobacco-Free.

Open until June 30, the exhibition was organized by the areas of Cardiology and Pneumology Treatment Program Tobacco Institute and State Sanitary Surveillance. The exhibition, which is installed on the ground floor of the hospital, is open to the public and will show, through various photos, the story of the Anti-Smoking Law, the benefits that the measure brought to nonsmokers, among other data on the subject, as For example, the advertising strategies of the industry to increase their consumption.

Another highlight of the exhibition is the research in partnership Incor and Sanitary who positively assesses the law's impact on the quality of indoor air in São Paulo. The Anti-Smoking Law in three years and ten months of validity, has 99.7% compliance. Among the establishments surveyed, only three were interdicted. A survey of the Secretariat pointed out that since August 2009, there were 913 700 2,275 inspections and fines were imposed. The main objective of the legislation is to combat passive smoking, third leading cause of preventable death according to WHO, ensuring healthy environments and tobacco free.

Our compliance rate is higher than in other countries with similar laws, which shows that the Paulistas recognized the risks of passive smoking and realized the importance of the Anti-Smoking Law, a law of public health. Now, we can say that the state of São Paulo is free of secondhand smoke, said Maria Cristina Megid, director of the Center for Sanitary Surveillance (CVS), an agency of the Secretariat.

Survey in April Datafolha in São Paulo, shows that 98% of non-smokers consider that enclosed public places became more enjoyable after the implementation of Anti-Smoking Law and 71% of smokers feel benefit from the measure Paulo. In addition, about 93% of nonsmokers and 75% of smokers consider important the implementation of a national smokefree law.

One of the main reasons for the success of the law uninterrupted inspections are carried out daily by the State Sanitary Surveillance, Procon-SP and over 4000 agents municipal health surveillance. The population can also help to surveillance by making complaints 0800 771 3541 or by portal leiantifumo.

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