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City of Juarez raises awareness of addictions during World No Tobacco Day

JUAREZ, Chihuahua (KVIA) -- The city of Juarez certified city hall as a smoke-free space this World No Tobacco Day. The city wants to spread awareness among teenagers and young adults of the dangers of tobacco use.

The State's Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks certified Juarez's city hall on Wednesday, making it one of 20 official smoke-free places in Juarez. Schools, health centers, and addiction institutes are some of the other places with this certification.

This means people visiting Juarez's city hall can't smoke inside, or 32 feet away from the building.

According to the city's health department, around 22,000 teenagers in Juarez smoke regularly, and 43,000 have used electronic cigarettes or vapes.

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