Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn AMSA - Committee for Smoking Legislation Reform

Our Mission

The Penn Chapter of the American Medical Student Association is actively working to reform the smoking legislation in Philadelphia. As a matter of public health and respect for non-smokers, it is our opinion that smoking should be prohibited in bars, restaurants, and other indoor establishments which serve the public.

Did you know...?

Prohibiting smoking in bars and restaurants, according to the City of New York, may actually improve business.  This March 2004 report states, "The City's [New York] bar and restaurant industry is thriving and its workers are breathing cleaner, safer air...Business tax receipts in restaurants and bars are up 8.7%...Employment in restaurants and bars has increased by 10,600 jobs (about 2,800 seasonally adjusted jobs) since the law's enactment."

EVENTS:

SIGN THE SMOKE FREE PHILADELPHIA PETITION

What: Sign the petition to let Mayor Street and the City Councilpeople know how you feel about this issue!

When: Thursday, October 28, 2004 from 12pm-4pm

Where: Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania

Just look for the AMSA/DART table!

***THANKS TO ANDREW ROSNER AND NICKI PRITZ FOR HELPING OUT WITH THIS EVENT!!!

LOOK OUT FOR POSTINGS OF OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS!


Contact: mskrathe@mail.med.upenn.edu

Last updated: 07/25/2011