Alaska State Fair One Year Smoke-Free

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PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) - Ashley Peltier, with the American Lung Association, speaks on the Alaska State Fair celebrating its one year anniversary of being smoke-free.

Ashley Peltier, with the American Lung Association, talks about a smoke-free Alaska State Fair. (Photo by KTUU)

In 2016, the Alaska State Fair made the decision to go completely smoke-free. This follows a Smoke-Free Day in 2015, and creating designated smoking areas in 2010.

See how the American Lung Association's local Mat-Su coalition played a role in these changes.

When making the transition to go completely smoke-free last year, "the reaction by the general public was overwhelmingly positive and supportive," said Peltier.

"It's really important to continue to show community support for policies like this," she added.

That's why the American Lung Association threw a free smoke-free anniversary celebration in the Borealis Tent, on Aug. 26.

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