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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

Cancer Candor Blog
January 18, 2018
Related States: 
Alaska, Georgia, Texas

This month marks the 25 th anniversary of a landmark report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that, for the first time, classified secondhand smoke as a Group A carcinogen, known to cause cancer in humans. Over the last quarter century, the tobacco industry has worked hard to stall legislation that would protect Americans from secondhand smoke. But ACS CAN and our public health partners continue to advocate for smoke-free laws until all workplaces are smoke-free.

January 11, 2018
Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – January 11, 2018 – As lawmakers return to work after the holiday season the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is looking ahead to what public health initiatives can be accomplished in 2018. Pennsylvania has a long way to go when it comes to

January 11, 2018
National

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing tobacco use by military veterans is nearly double the national average. The data, collected from 2010-2015 and published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, shows nearly 30 percent of veterans use some kind of tobacco.

December 12, 2017
Texas

Prior to this evening’s vote, Fort Worth was the only major city in Texas without an ordinance protecting citizens from exposure to secondhand smoke in all workplaces.

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.