Our blog group decided to place our public health sticker in Panera Bread located on Bruce B Downs. The reason why we chose this location is not only because it is close to the University of South Florida campus but it is also an eco-friendly environment, healthy and nutritious food is served, it is very student oriented and provides the ability to meet with other classmates to accomplish schoolwork and other activities. We chose the non-smoking sign because it is the first thing you see when you open the door to the restaurant, which lets the customers know that it is a clean and non-smoking environment. This sign also shows the customers that Panera Bread as a company is concerned about their customers’ health and well being while dining in their restaurant. This place is safe for families to bring their children as well because the risk of having second hand smoke is not a factor when finding a place to dine. Smoking in restaurants represents a public health issue because nicotine is toxic to the air, harmful to the lungs of the smokers and the people around them and it is also a major contributing factor to second hand smoking. Not only does smoking cause heart disease, lung disease and lung cancer, but it is a major cause of death that kills thousands a year. This issue is important because with the reduction of smoking, it promotes a healthier environment for people and their families and reduces health problems that could eventually kill you in the future if not taken care of sooner than later.
Chadia Ramirez, Marie Macean,
Tamarah Louis-Jean, Jasmyn Sewell