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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

February 16, 2017
North Carolina

Public health and policy experts gathered at Duke-Raleigh Hospital to discuss the potential impact of implementing smoke-free policies at the county and municipal levels in North Carolina.

January 31, 2017
New Hampshire

In 2007, the New Hampshire Legislature passed a law that prohibited smoking in restaurants. It was a law that 79 percent of the New Hampshire public thought was a good idea. As... Read more: Union Leader - Another View -- David Gottesman: Don't bring smoking back to NH restaurants

January 26, 2017
New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. – A new poll found strong support for the Granite State's smoke-free law, and even greater opposition to a pending measure that would repeal key elements of it. Backers... Read more: Public News Service - Poll: Granite Staters Like Smoke-Free Law, Oppose Efforts to Change It

January 25, 2017
New Hampshire

CONCORD – January 25, 2017 – Poll results released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) showed that the voters of New Hampshire are overwhelmingly supportive of the state’s current smoke-free law and oppose attempts to once again allow smoking in certain public places. This information

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.