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No one should have to choose between their job and their health.  And the science clearly shows that secondhand smoke causes cancer, even for those who have never smoked a cigarette. 

We are working in local communities across the nation to make restaurants, bars, casinos and all workplaces smoke-free, protecting all workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Nearly 60 percent of people across the county are protected by comprehensive smoke-free laws where they work.

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It's time to protect everyone’s right to breathe clean smoke-free air!

No one should have to choose between their health and their job. Show your support for giving all employees the right to work in a place where smoking isn't allowed.

Latest Updates

April 17, 2018
Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA – April 17, 2018 – Nearly 120 cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the State Capitol in Harrisburg today to meet with Pennsylvania’s lawmakers about the need for strengthening the Clean Indoor Air Act - which is 10 years old this year

April 3, 2018
Louisiana

Today, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Louisiana kicked off its Smoke-Free Louisiana Campaign, a public campaign to ask legislators to stand up for the health of their constituents by passing a statewide comprehensive smoke-free policy to make all workplaces smoke-free, including bars and gaming facilities.

April 3, 2018
Texas

GARLAND , Texas – The following statement was issued by a coalition of leading health organizations: “We are disappointed the city of Garland passed a watered-down smoke-free ordinance that continues to leave workers and patrons in Garland exposed to deadly secondhand smoke. “The city of Garland has failed in its

March 8, 2018
Texas

FORT WORTH , Texas – The comprehensive ordinance to clear Fort Worth’s air takes effect Monday, March 12, eliminating the exposure of secondhand smoke in all workplaces and protecting the health of all residents. In December 2017, Fort Worth joined more than 80 cities across the state when its City

Smoke-free Resources

ACS CAN advocates for comprehensive smoke-free laws in all workplaces to protect workers and the public from the harmful effects of secondhand exposure and to create communities that support tobacco-free living. 

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, with its partners, supports the Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposal to make public housing smoke-free.

More than 40 years after former U.S. Surgeon General Jesse Steinfeld first exposed the potential health risks of secondhand smoke (SHS) in 1971,1 and nearly 30 years after a subsequent Surgeon General’s report stated that SHS causes lung cancer and other diseases,2 all U.S.