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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

November 15, 2017
Alaska

The American Cancer Society’s (Society) annual Great American Smokeout Nov. 16 marks the 10th anniversary of Anchorage’s comprehensive smoke-free ordinance. The Smoke-free Alaska Workplaces coalition urges state lawmakers to take the next step and pass a statewide smoke-free workplace law in 2018.

November 15, 2017
Alaska

The American Cancer Society’s (Society) annual Great American Smokeout Nov. 16 marks the 10th anniversary of Anchorage’s comprehensive smoke-free ordinance. The Smoke-free Alaska Workplaces coalition urges state lawmakers to take the next step and pass a statewide smoke-free workplace law in 2018.

October 30, 2017
Georgia, National

The race for Atlanta mayor is one of the hottest in the nation with nearly a dozen candidates vying for the position. As part of our Cancer Votes election program, ACS CAN co-sponsored a recent debate, allowing us the opportunity to ask the candidates about a key cancer issue in

September 26, 2017
Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – September 26, 2017 – A new poll released today by the Breathe Free Pennsylvania Coalition shows Pennsylvanian voters overwhelmingly support closing loopholes in the current Clean Indoor Air Act. Five leading health organizations are calling on lawmakers to protect all Pennsylvania workers from being exposed to

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.