The State of Arizona
The State of Arizona is one of the 'four corners states'. The state borders
share with the states of
New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California and the 626 kms international border with Mexico. In the
state, Grand Canyon, many other national forests, parks, monuments and
are within the boundary. The capital and the largest city is Phoenix. The
second largest city in
Arizona is Tucson.
Arizona is noted for its desert climate, exceptionally hot summers, and
mild winters. The northern
area of the state, with pine forests and mountain ranges, is cooler than
the lower deserts. Arizona
is known as the fastest growing state in the United States in the survey
of 2006. Source: Wikipedia
University of Texas Libraries
Due to its large area and variations in elevation the state has a wide
variety of localized climate con-
ditions.In the lower elevations, the climate is primarily desert, with
mild winters and hot summers.
From late fall to early spring, the average lowest temperatures are 16$B!k(B
C. November through
February is the coldest months with temperatures ranging from 4$B!k(B C to 24$B!k(B C, although occasional
frosts are not uncommon. About midway through February, the temperatures
start to rise again with
warm days, and cool breezy nights. The summer months of June through September
bring a dry
heat ranging from 32$B!k(BC to 49$B!k(BC.
Grand Canyon National Park and the vehicle permit to the park.
Both were photographed in September 1962, by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto.
(L) This picture shows a dry land and canyon. The highway in the right
connects with the Grand Canyon National park,
which was photographed in September 1962, by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto.
(R) Yama post office, located in the southwestern Arizona, near the Mexican
(L) Meteor Crater in the northern Arizona desert (R) A suburban residence
in the Phoenix metropolitan area
Statewide smoking ban in Arizona
A smoking ban was enforced in public places from May 2007. It prohibits smoking in all bars, restaurants,
- These include restaurants, bars, grocery stores, or any establishment
that serves food.
- Office buildings and work areas such as meeting rooms, employee lounges,
- classrooms, and private offices
- Health care facilities, hospitals, health care clinics, and doctors' offices
- Company-owned or employer-owned vehicles during working hours
- if the vehicle is occupied by more than one person.
- Enclosed common areas in hotels and motels
- Lobbies, elevators, restrooms, reception areas, halls, stairways
- any other enclosed common-use areas in public and private buildings
- including condominiums and other multiple-unit residential facilities.
Arizona Department of health reported the responses of residents in Arizona,
one year after the smoking
ordinance became effective in May 2007. The announcement is as follows:
We are proud to state that one
year after the Smoke-Free Arizona Act went into effect, a high level of
compliance has been achieved.
Most employers responded well in creating the workplaces free from the
tobacco-smoke, while the number
of complaints declined significantly, this resulting in cleaner air for
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The article was written in September 2008, ,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,