PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A somewhat controversial smoking ban has gone into effect in Philadelphia.
All city-funded residential drug and alcohol treatment programs are now tobacco-free. Some say it’s too much too soon, but the research shows it works.
David T. Jones, Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities, says the end goal is not just to help someone beat drug and alcohol addiction, but also improve their overall life.
“It really is about we want to make sure the quality of life is a high quality of life,” he said.