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Colorado

State of Colorado

Colorado
is located in the Rocky Mountain region. It is well known for its magnificent scenery of mountains, rivers,
lakes and plains. Extreme weather is a not unusual occurrence in Colorado. Thunderstorms are common east of the
Continental divide in the spring and summer. Colorado is one of the leading states in deaths due to lightning. Hail is
a common sight in the mountains east of the divide. The highest temperature ever recorded in Colorado was 48°C
on July 11, 1888, at Bennett, while the lowest was -51.7°C on February1, 1985, at Maybell.
(Source: Wikipedia)


(L) A map of Colorado (R) October snow in Colorado: Source: NASA.

(L) A welcome to the Colorado sign board.
(R) This photograph shows the Georgetown Loop of the Colorado Central Railroad in 1899.
This historical rail track survived as active lines of BNSF Railway.



Denver is the state capital and the largest city in Colorado. The estimated population is about 600,000 in 2008. Denver is
a consolidated city-county located in the South Platte River Valley, just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.

 
(L) Autumn leaves in the Nymph Lake and Longs Peak at Rocky Mountain National Park in September 1962.
(R) This is the ticket that shows a 15-day vehicle permit at the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Both pictures were photographed by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto.



Rocky Mountain National Park is located in the north-central region of the state of Colorado, northwest of Boulder in
the Rockies, includes the Continental Divide and the headwaters of the Colorado River. It features majestic mountain
views, a variety of wild life and wooded forests.
Pikes Peak is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, 16 kms west of the city of Colorado Springs,
Colorado. Drivers race up the mountain in a famous annual race called
the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.



Pikes Peak Run International Film Festival, Houston, 1990 Gold Award.
Right photo shows the Pikes Peak, 4302 m above sea level
.


Source: University of Texas Libraries

Mesa Verde


Mesa Verde National Park is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the state of Colorado. The park features numerous
ruins of homes and villages built by the ancient Pueblo people known as the Anasazi.The Anasazi made this stone village
their home in the 1200 A.D.. It is best known for several cliff dwellings, including the Cliff Palace, which is thought to be
the largest cliff dwelling in North America.
(Source: Wikipedia)


A vehicle permit paper to enter the Mesa Verde National Park, that is obtained in August 1962.

Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Colorado enacted a statewide smoking ban in 2006.

Statewide smoking ban: the Clean Indoor Air Act, which became effective July 2006, prohibits smoking in nearly all
enclosed workplaces and public places, including restaurants, bars, and taverns. The facilities exempted from the ban
are cigar bars, up to 25% of hotel rooms, the smokers' lounge at the International Airport, casinos and workplaces
which are not open to the public, which employ fewer than three employees.
Colorado became the 13th state to ban smoking in bars, restaurants and most workplaces. Some cities, such as
Pueblo, Boulder and Fort Collins, already had been local bans in place.

Legislators heard evidence indicating smoking bans to have had a positive impact on the restaurant business but a
negative effect on casinos. Airports logically could be exempted because they attract mostly non-resident of Colorado.
Source: Denver Cahnnel. com July 2, 2006


(L) A corn field in the Larimer County, northwest of Denver (R) A center pivot irrigation of whea\t in the eastern Colorado

Smoking ban reduces heart attacks.

A study done in the 18 months after Pueblo, Colorado enacted its smoking ban in 2003 shows
a 27 percent decrease in hospital admissions for heart attacks for city residents. The study
was led by Dr. Carl Bartecchi, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School
of Medicine in Denver.

The decline in the number of heart attack hospitalization within the first year and a half after
the nonsmoking ban that was observed in this study is most likely due to a decrease in the
effect of secondhand smoke as triggering factor for heart attack. The Pueblo study gives a
positive outlook to the future of healthcare in Colorado. A 27 percent decrease is substantial
and will cut the cost of treatment with a trickle down effect to the cost of health insurance
throughout the entire state.

Source: Colorado Health Insurance Insider September 26.2006
Source: CNN co.jp January 2, 2009

Total Smoking Ban in USA

smorking ban New Jersey  Smoking Ban in New Jersey 
smorking ban Illinois USA Smoke-free Illinois Act 
smorking ban California USA Smoking Ban in California 1998
smorking ban Beverly Hills California Beverly Hills banned in all outdoor dining areas 
smorking ban condominium Smoking Ban in a condominium of California
smorking ban Washington state Smoking Ban in the State of Washington
smorking ban Oregon USA Smoking Ban in Oregon  
smorking ban Montana USA Montana passed statewide smoking Ban
smorking ban Colorado USA Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
smorking ban Arizona USA Smoking Ban in Arizona 
smorking ban Maine USA Smoking Ban in the State of Maine
smorking ban Vermont USA Smoking Ban in Vermont 
smorking ban Massachusetts Smoking Ban in the Massachusetts state.
smorking ban New York Smoking Ban in New York 
smorking ban Maryland USA Smoking Ban in Maryland 
smorking ban Washington DC Smoking Ban in Washington,D.C.
smorking ban Minnesota USA Smoking Ban in Minnesota 
smorking ban Delaware USA Smoking Ban in Delaware 
smorking ban Ohio USA Smoking Ban in Ohio 
smorking ban Iowa USA Smoking Ban in Iowa 
smorking ban Utah USA Smoking Ban in Utah 
smorking ban Rhode Island Smoking Ban in Rhode Island 
smorking ban Nevada USA Smoking Ban in Nevada 
smorking ban Virginia USA Smoking Ban in Virginia
smorking ban Michigan USA Smoking Ban in Michigan 
smorking ban Wisconsin USA Smoking Ban in Wisconsin

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The article was written in September 2008, ,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.




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