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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

August 9, 2017
Louisiana

Baton Rouge, La. – East Baton Rouge Parish joined a growing list of the world’s great cities today when the Metropolitan Council voted 7-5 for a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance guaranteeing workers throughout East Baton Rouge Parish the right to breathe clean air. The Smoke-free EBR coalition applauds and thanks the

August 4, 2017
Louisiana

An air quality study in Baton Rouge bars and casinos shows employees in those establishments are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution and the only proven means to eliminate this exposure is to enact a comprehensive smoke-free air policy.

August 3, 2017

There is no safe level of secondhand smoke. Even brief exposure can cause immediate harm! Each year, secondhand smoke causes nearly 42,000 deaths among nonsmokers, including 7,300 lung cancer deaths. The best way to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke is to make restaurants, bars, casinos and all workplaces smoke-free. Smoke-free

August 3, 2017

A majority of states are missing critical opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, according to the 15th annual How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.

Smoke-free Resources

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.

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. 

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.