Some Good news and Bad news about Pittsburgh

Jennifer Dombrowski By Jennifer Dombrowski, 13th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Here is the latest reports of how well and some of the bad in the area of Pittsburgh, Pa.

A good and bad report on an area

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) in Southwestern, Pennsylvania in the United States recently released a report called "The 2015 Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow Report" There is some good news and some news that is not so great.
The good news first. This area has crime and violence, of course, but it is less In this area than average areas of this size. They are expecting the amount of unemployment to be at 4.1 percent , which is the lower than it has ever been in this area. The other great thing is that it has more college and high school graduates
The director of Pittsburgh Today at Pittsburgh Center Social and Urban Research Doug Heuck used to dread in the 1990's because there wasn't too much good news.

Now the bad news: smoking rates

But, unfortunately, it isn't all that great as it sounds , but it's changing. The bad part is people in this area don't take their health as seriously as they should. There are more smokers in Pittsburgh's Allegheny County than ever.
Dr. Karen Hack who is the Director of Health for Allegheny County says it doesn't have refers to as "the culture of Health."
Those people who smoke cigarettes have some bars that allow smoking that smoke probably gravitate towards those bars. The city of Pittsburgh has one casino which has a smoking area. So the nonsmokers are who are there are exposed to secondhand smoke that isn't so great.. The area has more cigarette smoking than 14 areas of this size.. I think a ban on all indoor smoking would cause people who smoke think a second time before they go to smoke.

Times are changing

But Dr. Hacker says that this is changing as more young people are moving in and calling the area home. A lot of these young people came from schools that taught them ways to be healthy. These young people want healthier food in their new home. They want more exercise opportunities. A lot are springing up, like the mayor of Pittsburgh., put in bicycle lanes downtown. There is going to be a bicycle sharing center in downtown, too.
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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
14th Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing such an informative article. Smiles to you.

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