Task Forces

Task Forces are yet another strategy used to delay and weaken smokefree laws. The creation of a task force diverts attention from health to bogus ventilation technology, or other so-called alternatives that will not protect health. Health advocates should be vocal and unified in stating that there is little room for compromise when public health is at stake. The vast majority of task forces result in a weak ordinance that does not adequately protect workers and residents from secondhand smoke.