"If we don't protect them and protect their health, we're going to be lost." — Eliz Greene, Milwaukee
Eliz took her twins to their friends' birthday bowling party. They had to leave early, and quite disappointed.
"...when I called the bowling alley and asked, explaining that my daughter Callie has asthma, whether there would be smoking, the owner assured me that, no, they didn't have smoking during the day and it was safe to bring my daughter," Eliz explains. "So we were all excited. We got dressed and we got going, and we had about three balls into the game when Callie turned to me and she said, Mama, my throat doesn't feel good."
It turns out there was smoking in the bowling alley bar area, which did nothing to keep the smoke away from the lanes. So they left right away.
As a mother, Eliz is particularly concerned about exposing her children to places that have secondhand smoke. See the story in her own words.