Who says one person can't make a difference? When we heard that Councilwoman Joy Picus needed assistance with her campaign to have non-smoking sections in all Los Angeles International Airport terminals, our public affairs volunteers went into action.
Through calls and letters to Valley politicians and the Airport Commission from the American Cancer Society, and Joy Picus' valiant campaign, one-half of all waiting areas at LAX are now free of "second-hand smoke."
In his letter to Mrs. Picus, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., president of the Board of Airport Commissioners, said "no-smoking" signs would be posted as soon as possible.
But Picus, a frequent traveler, noticed the signs were not very conspicuous and complained. The Department of Airports doubled the number of signs.