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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

June 29, 2017
Louisiana

On June 28th, the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council members had the opportunity to provide smoke-free air for all employees. Eight of the twelve council members chose to defer the vote on the smoke-free ordinance until August 9th, with two others choosing not to vote. Seven members of the council introduced the ordinance to expand upon the state's smoke-free law to include bars and casinos.

June 27, 2017
New York

Thanks to the efforts of ACS CAN volunteers across the state, the NYS Legislature advanced a number of important bills to prevent and treat cancer. Tobacco Control E-cigarette loophole: Passed both houses. Under this proposal, e-cigarette use would be prohibited in areas covered by the state’s Clean Indoor

June 21, 2017
Montana

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends Riverstone Health, which creates public health policy for Yellowstone County, for proposing a new rule to its existing smoke-free air law to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes anywhere smoking is not allowed, and prohibit smoking including e-cigarette use within 30 feet of building entrances and windows.

June 19, 2017
Maryland

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. – June 19, 2017 – Prince George’s County Council is considering a bill that will allow smoking in certain clubs in the county. Following is a statement from Bonita Pennino, Maryland’s government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN): “ACS

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.