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Letter: Smokeless lanes help health, business

Recent news reveals that bowlers in Central
Pennsylvania have a distinct advantage over bowlers from other
parts of the state.

Recent news reveals that bowlers in Central
Pennsylvania have a distinct advantage over bowlers from other
parts of the state.

Do they knock down more pins? Do they have stronger arms? Is
their approach technically better? Personally, I don’t know the answer to any
of those questions.

But, I do know that they breathe better air now that a
cluster of competing Harrisburg-area bowling lanes has opted to clear the air
and go smoke free.

Harrisburg-area bowling-lane owners told the Central Penn
Business Journal in a May 2 story that smoking not only hurts the health of
employees and bowlers, but also the health of their facilities and equipment.

“(Smoking) is no good for electronic equipment and no good
for my employees and customers,” said one owner, explaining he recently spent
almost $500,000 replacing automatic-scoring equipment that was loaded with tar
and nicotine.

Bowling-lane operators across the state can learn from these
leaders of their industry: Going smoke free benefits everyone. While the state
is still working out the details of its future smoking ban, now is the time for
business owners to go smoke free. This will give those businesses a distinct
advantage over others who wait.

Clearly, this news should “bowl over” the legislators who
are crafting the conference report on Senate Bill 246 and give them further
reasons to propose a strong ban for our state.

-Dr. Peter S. Lund,
President of Pennsylvania
Medical Society,
Founder of Institute for Good Medicine

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