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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

April 25, 2017
Pennsylvania

Cancer Patients and Survivors Traveled to Harrisburg to Urge Legislators to Make Cancer a Priority Volunteers Met with Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Ask for Support for Strengthening the Clean Indoor Air Act and Maintaining Funding for the HealthyWoman program. HARRISBURG, PA – April 25, 2017 – Over 130 cancer patients,

April 25, 2017
Louisiana

On April 18th, the Lafayette City-Parish Council Members passed a comprehensive smoke-free oridance with an overwhelming 7-2 vote.

April 11, 2017
Louisiana

The Lafayette Consalidated Council has introduced a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance that will make all businesses including bars smoke-free. The vote for the comprehensive smoke-free ordinance will take place on April 18th, 2017.

April 9, 2017
New York

Following New York State’s budget, agreement, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has expressed its shock and dismay that the interests of tobacco and e-cigarette lobbyists are being put before public health. While both chambers of the legislature and the governor included identical language to extend Clean

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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.