ANR in the News (2009)

Snuffed out: Florida colleges restrict on-campus smoking
Palm Beach Post, December 28, 2009

About 365 colleges and universities have gone completely smoke free, but few are in Florida, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. ...


DAVE LEWIS ON BOWLING: Will it be time to quit?
The Morning Sun - Mt. Pleasant,MI,USA, December 16, 2009

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of Oct. 2009, 71 percent of the American population lives under a ban on smoking in "workplaces, ...


Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing
NALBOH Newsbrief, 4th Quarter: 6, 2009

...According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR-October 2009), there are approximately 3,052 local municipalities nationwide with some degree of smoking restricted. ...


Smoking ban worries bar, restaurant owners
Detroit Free Press, December 11, 2009

[The article included a map based on data provided by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation]


College considers smoking ban
Macalester College The Mac Weekly – December 11, 2009

As of October, The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation listed 365 American colleges and universities as smoke-free, with 12 being in Minnesota. ...


Lawmakers considering smoking ban at NH beaches
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA, December 6, 2009

... New Hampshire would be the second state to enact a ban on smoking at state beaches. Puerto Rico also bans smoking on beaches, according to Bronson Frick of the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Frick said almost 100 cities have smoke-free beaches and more than 1,000 cities and a handful of states have outdoor smoking policies ranging from bus stops to business doorways.

Frick said reasons for the bans vary from concern over litter from the butts to keeping smoke out of adjacent buildings. ...


IN MAINE NEWS
WGME - Portland,ME,USA, December 6, 2009

State Rep. Judith Day, a North Hampton Democrat, is sponsoring the bill to ban smoking at New Hampshire state beaches. She says her primary aim is to eliminate second-hand smoke wafting around nonsmokers.

Another seacoast Democrat, Susan Kepner of Hampton, has filed a bill complementing Day's to ban outdoor smoking in public areas of state parks, such as picnic areas.

New Hampshire would be the second state to enact a ban on smoking at state beaches. According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Puerto Rico also bans smoking on beaches.


Tougher TN smoking ban may be on the way
The Tennessean - Nashville,TN,USA, December 5, 2009

According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, 19 states and Puerto Rico have 100 percent smoking bans for workplaces, restaurants and bars. ...


USF signals smoking plan
Tampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USA, Nov. 27, 2009

When colleges and universities started to establish no-smoking policies it was largely because of complaints from other students, said Bronson Frick of the ...


Arlington campus set to ban smoking
UT The Daily Texan - Austin,TX,USA, November 25, 2009

More than 350 colleges around the country have already adopted the policy, according to an October study by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Increasing number of U.S. universities institute smoking bans
Marquette (WI) Tribune, 2009-11-24
Jennifer Zahn

More colleges and universities nationwide are beginning to think smoking is a real drag.
As of Oct. 6, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights ­ an organization that works to pass legislation against smoking in public areas – tallied 365 campuses that have implemented smoke-free policies, more than twice as many as the total of 140 in 2007.
Fourteen of these schools are in Pennsylvania, which prohibited smoking on all state-owned campuses in September 2008.


Lights out! Smoking ban nears
Franklin Press - Franklin,NC,USA, November 17, 2009

Starting in January, if you want to smoke a cigarette during a night on the town at any of Macon's eating and drinking establishments, you will have to drag your butts outside.
The state's smoking ban in bars and restaurants will go into effect on Jan. 2, 2010. …

... NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission and the Americans for Non-Smokers Rights foundation, to be used for advertising and promoting the new law. ...


Towson college bans smoking
Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA, November 13, 2009

Towson University has implemented a campuswide smoking ban, becoming the first four-year college or university in Maryland to prohibit smoking. …

… "We're seeing a social norm change," said Annie Tegen, senior program manager for the foundation. "There's a new generation of students unwilling to be exposed to secondhand smoke."

Ms. Tegen said the campuses join 3,052 municipalities in the United States that restrict where smoking is allowed.

"Once people understand why the laws are passed, they're self-enforcing," she said.


Towson University to ban all smoking starting in August
Baltimore Sun - Baltimore,MD,USA, November 12, 2009

Towson joins a rapidly growing list of US colleges - at least 365, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation - that have banned smoking on ...


Students are still smokin'
Golden Gate [X]Press - San Francisco,CA,USA, November 11, 2009

... Of the 23 California State Universities given the option by the board of trustees to limit smoking or prohibit it completely, SF State was the only campus to act on it, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


90 percent of Africans are not protected by smoke-free laws
ScienceBlog.com - Los Angeles,CA,USA, November 11, 2009

... The Global Smokefree Partnership is a multipartner initiative formed to promote effective smoke-free air policies worldwide. The Partnership is hosted by the American Cancer Society and the Framework Convention Alliance. The Steering Group members are: Action on Smoking and Health -- DC, Action on Smoking and Health London, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, ...


County officials weigh possibility of additional smoking restrictions
StarNewsOnline.com - Wilmington,NC,USA, November 10, 2009

... in the United States restrict smoking in public places like parks and beaches, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights advocacy group. ...


Burnt Out | University of Miami takes first step in effort to start campus-wide smoking ban
Daily Orange, 11/10/09

Smoking is now banned in and around the University of Miami's Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

UM opted to convert not only the building and medical center, but also the outside facilities into a smoke-free environment. ...

The decision follows a national trend of colleges opting for university smoking bans. Across the country, 441 colleges have adopted 100 percent smoke-free campuses, The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported Oct. 6. ...


Airports' smoking ban could go outside
The News-Press - Fort Myers,FL,USA, November 10, 2009

It's OK to smoke outside Southwest Florida International's passenger terminal, but that could change.

Lee County commissioners directed airport staff Monday to study prohibiting smoking on the grounds of the airport and at the Page Field general aviation facility. …

Nationwide, "Airports are getting the smoking areas away from the entry doors and away from areas where the smoke tends to linger," said Brandon Frick of the California-based American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. …


Study: Heart attacks down since smoking ban
The Commercial Dispatch - Columbus,MS,USA, November 10, 2009

STARKVILLE ­ A Mississippi State University study released Monday shows a 27 percent decrease in heart attacks among Starkville residents since the city passed its no-smoking ordinance in 2006. …

.Nationwide, 17 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia ban smoking in bars, restaurants and workplaces. Also, 14 other states and more than 350 cities and towns ban smoking in one or two of those types of establishments, according to the advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. ...


Smoke-free zone encircles hospital
New Haven (CT) Register - November 7, 2009

Bronson Frick, a spokesman for Americans for Non-Smokers Rights in California, said Friday that more than 1,000 communities nationwide have enacted some type of ban on smoking in various public places, which can include parks, restaurant patios, transit facility stops, certain areas of commercial districts and doorways to certain buildings and other places.

He said the issue is a local one, and communities that adopt such bans often do so when a particular problem is identified, He said perceived problems tend to be in areas where people congregate. It is a growing trend, he said. ...


Smoking may be banned at UNL
News Net Nebraska – November 4, 2009

Some 365 colleges require all indoor and outdoor spaces to be smoke-free, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Fourteen of these schools are in ...


Study: Smoking bans, heart attack reduction linked
Times Daily - Florence,AL,USA, November 1, 2009

... According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 17 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia ban smoking in bars, restaurants and places of ...


Why Indy's behind the pack
Streak of individualism, lack of a health culture block smoking ban
Indianapolis (IN) Star, 2009-11-01
Francesca Jarosz

… Sources: Indiana University School of Medicine's Bowen Research Center; American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation; Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights …


Smoke-free campuses becoming a trend in Texas
Junior College - Tyler,TX,USA, October 30, 2009

Texas has at least 15 college campuses that are 100 percent smoke free according to American Non-smokers Rights Foundation. Eastfield Community College in ...


Dunn proclaims smoke-free day
Murray State News - Murray,KY,USA, October 29, 2009

More than 365 colleges around the country are smoke-free with no exceptions, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Clean air for progressive city
Indianapolis Star, October 24, 2009

...Reflecting a national cultural change regarding our attitudes toward tobacco use, 100 percent comprehensive smoke-free ordinances and statutes are steadily increasing in number and are now the expectation. Twenty-six states have enacted comprehensive smoke-free statutes and 340 U.S. cities have passed comprehensive ordinances. ...


No lighting up, even on sidewalk?
CharlotteObserver.com - Charlotte,NC,USA, October 22, 2009

... N.C.'s new law will ban smoking in restaurants and bars - a move that many other states made years ago. But if Charlotte moves forward with an Elizabeth Avenue ban, it would propel the city into the forefront of antismoking efforts around the country, said Cynthia Hallett, the executive director of the California-based Americans for Non-Smokers Rights. ... "The general trend, if you will, is that we start from the inside and work out," Hallett said. "You have people saying, 'Gee, I'd like to sit outside. Can't we make that smoke-free too?'"


Toward Tobacco-Free Campuses
Inside Higher Ed, October 20, 2009

The American College Health Association released new guidelines Monday urging colleges and universities to adopt policies barring all tobacco use indoors and outdoors on their campuses.

The recommendations signal a shift for the association, which in its previous position statement, adopted in 2005, urged campus health officials to ban all smoking indoors but still permit it in “designated smoking spaces” outside.

Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, called the guidelines “excellent” progress and said she hoped campuses would seriously consider adopting them.

As of October 6, Hallett’s group had identified 365 U.S. colleges and universities with policies requiring that all campus spaces, indoors and outdoors, be smokefree. Another 76 institutions have “100 percent smokefree campuses with minor exemptions for remote outdoor areas.” …


CSU-Pueblo Considering Tobacco Ban On Campus
KRDO.com, October 18, 2009

...Reports done by The American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation say that about 300 college campuses around the country have implemented a tobacco ban. None of those colleges are located in Southern Colorado, but CSU-Pueblo could soon be the first.. ...


US Report Links Smoking Bans and Heart Health
New York Times - October 15, 2009

...Smoking bans have been growing in states and municipalities across the United States. Seventeen states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia ban smoking in bars, restaurants and workplaces, while another 14 states
prohibit smoking in one or two of those types of establishments, according to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, an advocacy group. More than 350 cities and towns have similar bans. Nineteen states do not have bans on
smoking in at least one type of public place. ...


E-cigrarette tests urged by advocates; Governor refuses to sign ban
Liset Marquez, Staff Writer, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, October 14, 2009
Created: 10/14/2009 04:29:54 PM PDT

... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is disappointed in the governor's veto, said Annie Tegen, senior program manager for the Berkeley-based advocacy group.

"We don't believe these products are safe, and we see it as a valid health concern," Tegen said.

In July, the FDA released a preliminary study which found that the product contains carcinogens, she said.

But in order to fully understand the health implications of smoking electronic cigarettes, more research needs to be conducted, Tegen said.

Despite the insufficient amount of testing, Tegen said the organization believes the electronic cigarette should not be considered as a substitute for smoking tobacco cigarettes and is concerned about the risks of inhaling second-hand smoke from the electronic version.

For that reason, Tegen said users of the "e-cig" should not smoke it indoors. …


Smoking bans slow to filter in for some areas
Seattle Post Intelligencer - October 10, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- From West Virginia to the West Coast, smokers are trying to fend off further restrictions on their habit, and local officials are starting to listen.
In some cases, smoking bans have even been rescinded or postponed, a much less common occurrence than officials declining to impose restrictions. …

"For opponents, it's never a good time to do this, whether the economy is bad or good," said Bronson Frick, associate director of ANR. "The smoke-free initiative is continuing, though." ...


Non-smoking ballot fails to meet student desires
UTM Pacer - Martin,TN,USA, October 7, 2009

Many smokers and non smokers are at odds about if smoking should be banned from the campus ... More than 160 colleges nationwide have adopted the smoke free rule on campus grounds, completely eliminating smoking on their campuses, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, more than tripling the number in the past three years.


EDITORIAL: Smoke-free areas big issues in our community
South Carolina Now – October 7, 2009

Thirty-one states now forbid smoking in workplaces, restaurants or bars, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. South Carolina is not one ...


Why Indy is late to ban smoking
Indianapolis Business Journal - Indianapolis,IN,USA, October 6, 2009

As the City-County Council takes up a proposal to close loopholes in its anti-smoking ordinance, it seems like Indianapolis is one of the last large cities to ban smoking.

It isn’t, of course. Cincinnati, Detroit and Milwaukee continue to allow considerable latitude. Yet­still close to home­Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, are smoke-free in work places, restaurants and freestanding bars, according to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. So is Louisville, the largest city in the tobacco haven of Kentucky. …


Cigarette smoking bans on campus
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - Binghamton,NY,USA, October 6, 2009

As of this month, there are over 300 colleges that enforce "100 percent smoke-free campuses" according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, ...


Smoking rights challenged on campus
The South End - Detroit,MI,USA, September 30, 2009

... 305 U.S. colleges and universities have banned smoking on their campuses and 49 have banned it except in remote outdoor areas, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. …


No-smoking bill now a law
Saipan Tribune - Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, September 30, 2009

... The measure adopts the findings of the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which states that secondhand smoke is a known cancer-causing agent that is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer and coronary heart disease in nonsmoking adults. ...



Virginia restaurants' smoke soon to clear
Roanoke Times, September 27, 2009

… Currently, 23 states have laws that ban smoking in restaurants and bars, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. …

Bans on Public Smoking Lead to One-Third Less Heart Attacks
HealthNews – September 23, 2009

By stamping out the smoking stubs in public places, lives are being saved. Smoking bans across the nation have helped in reducing the number of heart attacks by as much as 36 percent. Armed with evidence that smoking restrictions work, U.S. researchers are calling for widespread bans to be place on smoking in enclosed public places to further improve public health. The new study appears in the journal Circulation …

… Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 17 states, as well as over 350 cities and towns have implemented smoking bans in workplaces, bars and restaurants, accounting for approximately 40 percent of the U.S. population. This information is according to Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the advocacy group Americans for Non-smokers Rights. Another 14 states prohibit smoking in either one or two such types of public locations, while 19 states do not totally restrict smoking in any public area. …


The Case for Bans on Smoking
Curtailing Second-Hand Smoke Cuts Heart-Attack Rates, Studies Show
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, 2009-09-22

...Currently, 17 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and more than 350 cities and towns in the U.S. have regulations banning smoking in workplaces, bars and restaurants, according to advocacy group Americans for Non-smokers Rights. The bans cover about 40% of the U.S. population, says Cynthia Hallett, the group's executive director. An additional 14 states prohibit smoking in one or two of those public locations. And 19 states—mostly in the South and the Midwest—don't completely outlaw smoking in any public area, the group says. ...


Big drop in heart attacks after smoking bans, studies say
CNN, 2009-09-22

... (You can check out the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation to find out if your local community has a ban.)


Public smoking bans reduce heart attack rates
Money Times, September 22, 2009

In the United States, thirty-one states now have banned smoking in public areas like workplaces, restaurants or bars, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation ...


Analyses: Heart attack rates fall 17% after smoking bans enacted
USA Today, September 21, 2009

Community smoking bans have an immediate and dramatic effect on reducing heart attacks, according to two new analyses of laws in the USA, Canada and Europe. Two separate analyses released ... Thirty-one states now forbid smoking in workplaces, restaurants or bars, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Opposing view: Take protections outside
USA Today - September 18, 2009

By Cynthia Hallett

Kudos to New York City for planning to expand its smoke-free indoor air law to include outdoor spaces. Thousands of communities have 100% smoke-free indoor air laws, and many of those now have or are considering laws that expand protections to outdoor places where people gather or work, such as parks, beaches and dining areas.

In fact, 400 U.S. cities and Puerto Rico already have smoke-free parks laws in effect; 82 cities, the state of Maine, and Puerto Rico have smoke-free beach laws. An additional 158 cities and three states (Hawaii, Iowa and Maine) have smoke-free outdoor dining. Smoke-free outdoor spaces are quickly becoming the national norm, and we have the science and public support to continue moving in this direction.

Fueling interest in outdoor laws is the growing body of science on the negative health effects of secondhand smoke exposure outdoors and the environmental effects of cigarettes and toxic cigarette butts. In 2006, the California Air Resources Board classified secondhand smoke as a Toxic Air Contaminant and called it "an air pollutant which may cause or contribute to an increase in deaths or in serious illness." .... Cynthia Hallett is executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.


Possible park ban burns some
TheNewsTribune.com - Tacoma,WA,USA, September 15, 2009

Nationwide, at least 429 municipalities impose bans on smoking at public parks and beaches, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation in ...


Casinos spend freely to keep cigarettes lit
Gary Post Tribune - Gary,IN,USA, September 14, 2009

An Indiana General Assembly interim study commission met recently to look at the state's gaming industry and contemplate changes for the future.

Coinciding with that study committee was a report released by the Americans Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

The report concludes that the gaming industry has used its clout -- and money -- to oppose and defeat statewide comprehensive smoke-free workplace legislation.
Some of the findings of the study include ...


PASS, campus work toward smoke-free environment
UM Maneater - September 4, 2009

According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 22 states have enacted smoke-free laws in workplaces, restaurants and bars, and well more than half of the 50 states have implemented bans in one or two of these areas. At least 302 college campuses in the U.S. are 100 percent smoke-free. Earlier this year, proposals were made to ban smoking in Missouri. In 2007, Columbia banned smoking in most public places. ...


Anti-smoking groups try again
Argue need to ban casino smoking before lawmakers
Northwest Indiana Times, August 26, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS -- Proponents of a statewide smoking ban returned to the Capitol this week arguing that air in Indiana's casinos is "very unhealthy" and casino employees should not be compelled to breathe it as part of their jobs. ...

A smoking ban with exemptions for bars and casinos was approved by the Indiana House this spring, but failed to win approval in the state Senate. That's because casinos and gaming interests are influencing lawmakers with campaign donations, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

"The millions of dollars spent by the gaming industry in Indiana to influence legislation have had a toxic payout for Indiana's casino workers and the public. When casinos use this influence to defeat a common sense comprehensive smokefree workplace law, the entire state suffers the consequences," Hallett said. ...


The Gaming Industry Stacks the Deck Against Smokefree Workplaces ...
PR Newswire - New York,NY,USA, August 26, 2009

Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director of the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, said the report shows how casinos and allied gaming interests spend ...


Study suggests Indiana casinos smoking status swayed by lobbyists
WNDU-TV - South Bend,IN,USA, August 24, 2009

A study by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reveals Indiana casinos and horse tracks spent more than $3.6-million in lobbying cash over the past ...


Smoking bans spreading to campuses across nation
Elmira Star-Gazette - Elmira,NY,USA, August 19, 2009

Corning Community College's efforts to restrict smoking at its facilities reflect what is happening across New York state and the country.

More than 300 campuses are completely smoke-free throughout the United States and about 50 campuses are smoke-free with minor exemptions, said Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national organization headquartered in Berkeley, Calif. Before 2003, very few campuses were smoke-free, he said.

"Ozarks Technical Community College really was the leader in the movement for a tobacco-free campus policy, and then it sort of spread school by school and became a trend," he said. "Community colleges really led the way in this movement, and it's probably because those colleges tend to be slightly smaller," Frick said. "Also, community colleges don't have the issue of residential housing, for the most part." …


Framingham considers banning cigarette sales in pharmacies
MetroWest Daily News - Framingham,MA,USA, August 19, 2009

… The Walgreens suit is still pending, said Bronson Frick, associate director for Nonsmokers' Rights. "We expect a lot more cities to follow suit," said Frick ...


Smoking Policy Changed at Penn State Altoona
Craig Schaffer, WRTA, August 17, 2009

...According to an April 2009 report by the American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation, Penn State Altoona will join at least forty-nine other campuses that are smoke-free with minor exemptions for remote outdoor areas.


BSU campus is now smoke-free
KTVB - Boise,ID - August 17, 2009

... According to the American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation, BSU is now the third Idaho college to go smoke-free. The other schools are the College of Southern Idaho and BYU-Idaho.


UALR Welcomes New School Year With Smoke-Free Campus
todaysthv.com, August 15, 2009

The number of university campuses that ban smoking on school property has increased nearly tenfold in the last three years, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.
And you can now add University of Arkansas at Little Rock to the list.


County smoking ban bill gets airport exemption
By Phil Sutin
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 08/12/2009

The St. Louis County Council is considering a new version of a bill that would send a smoking ban for indoor public places to voters on Nov. 3.

County Councilwoman Barbara Fraser, D-University City, introduced a version Tuesday night that includes an exemption for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, which two previous versions did not. The council took no action on the latest version but dropped consideration of a previous version, which Fraser wanted eliminated to avoid legal challenges.

Bronson Frick, associate director of the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation of Berkeley, Calif., said smoke-free airports are the norm, with at least 150 airports now smoke-free indoors.

Among the smoke-free airports on a list compiled by the 33-year-old foundation are airports in Boston; Chicago; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Louisville, Ky.; Miami; Nashville, Tenn.; New York; Seattle; and Springfield, Mo.


Bowie: Local laws best hope for smoke-free air (SC)
The State, Aug 11, 2009

Local smoke-free ordinances are currently the best method for protecting South Carolina’s workers from the health hazards of toxic secondhand smoke. A recent editorial (“Local laws a poor substitute for state smoking ban,” Aug. 2) argued for a statewide smoke-free law, but unfortunately this vision for our state is an unrealistic one right now.

South Carolina is moving in the right direction. Since the surgeon general’s landmark 2006 finding that there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure, four counties and 23 municipalities have adopted smoke-free workplace ordinances. In fact, our state was recently recognized as the national leader in passing comprehensive smoke-free local laws when it was named the 2008 winner of the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Smoke Free Air Challenge Award.



UB sets date for smoking ban
Business First Of Buffalo, 2009-08-10

As of July 1, more than 300 colleges and universities around the country have instituted some form of non-smoking policy at their campuses, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation.


County hospitals, clinics push smokers farther away
Chicago Sun-Times – August 6, 2009

... Other Chicago area hospital campuses that are already smoke-free include Rush University Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Local laws a poor substitute for state smoking ban
The State - Columbia,SC,USA, August 2, 2009

Earlier this summer, our state was recognized by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights for having approved or strengthened 12 city and county smoke-free ...


Penn State Altoona takes steps toward healthier campus
Penn State Altoona – July 31, 2009

According to an April 2009 report by the American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation, Penn State Altoona will join at least forty-nine other campuses that are smoke-free with minor exemptions for remote outdoor areas. …


Smoking bans, taxes burn cigar makers
USA Today – July 29, 2009

Now, smoking is banned in workplaces, restaurants or bars in more than 17,000 cities across the country, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Culture Shocks with Barry Lynn: Show #1460, Tony Weedor, Bronson Frick
Cultureshocks.com, July 29, 2009

Show notes ... Then, should you be able to smoke in a house that you own even if the homeowners association voted against it? ...


Toughen smoking ban, urge activists
Arkansas Democrat Gazette - AR,USA, July 22, 2009

Seventeen states have outright bans on smoking in all workplaces, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights of Berkeley, Calif. ...


Letters: Smoking taints SD
Sioux Falls Argus Leader – July 9, 2009

…That is more than 70 percent of the US population, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. South Dakota has taken a step back in protecting ...


Lives will be saved with tobacco regulation
The Olympian – July 6, 2009

Smoking is a public health issue not just for those addicted to nicotine, but nonsmokers, too. According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke, which the group says kills 53,000 nonsmokers each year in the United States. The organization says, “For every eight smokers, the tobacco industry kills, it takes one nonsmoker with them.” …


Bars give mixed response on smoking ban
Charleston (SC) City Paper – July 1, 2009

Last month, South Carolina was recognized by the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights for having the most local ordinances of any state banning indoor smoking. ...


Clean air strategy
Indianapolis Business Journal - June 27, 2009

Sixteen states and Puerto Rico have workplace smoking bans that include restaurants and bars, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Thank you for not smoking
Daily Journal - Seneca,SC,USA, June 26, 2009

... recently announced that South Carolina has been recognized as the 2008 winner of the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Smoke free Air Challenge Award. ...


Smoking laws lauded
Charleston Post Courier - Charleston,SC,USA, June 25, 2009

The state won first place in Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Smokefree Challenge Awards at the recent National Conference on Tobacco Or Health in Phoenix. ...


Virginia prison facilities going tobacco-free
Richmond Times Dispatch – June 17, 2009

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 33 state prison systems and the US Bureau of Prisons are smoke-free indoors, and five of them ...


Senate bill gives FDA power over tobacco
Philadelphia Inquirer - June 12, 2009

...asked Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "It would be like having mob bosses on a Justice Department task force on ...


UB smoke free on Aug. 1
University at Buffalo Reporter - June 3, 2009

UB joins a growing list of US colleges and universities—305 at last count, according to the lobbying organization Ameericans for Nonsmokers' Rights—that have ...


Smoked out
Mountain Xpress - June 3, 2009

... suit: 40 of the country's 60 largest metropolitan areas have some sort of ban in place, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


DU to ban smoking on campus in January
Denver Post - May 30, 2009

According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, as of April 20, there were 305 campuses that are 100 percent smoke-free, with no exceptions.

There are another 49 campuses that are 100 percent smoke-free "with minor exemptions for remote outdoor areas."

There are 855 campuses, which include the two categories above, where all residential housing units owned by the university or college are smoke-free.


Campus smoking policy up for possible revision
The Roundup - Woodland Hills,CA,USA, May 27, 2009

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported there are only 14 campuses in the state of California that have a smoke-free indoor and outdoor policy. ...


Study: Smoking bans do not causes job loss
United Press International – May 18, 2009

... restaurants and bars, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation said. ...


Study: Smoking bans do not cause job losses in bars and restaurants
Eureka! Science News - Quebec,QC,Canada, May 18, 2009

… North Carolina and Wisconsin legislatures passed smoking ban bills last week. As of April 20, 2009, 15 states plus Puerto Rico had comprehensive laws in effect prohibiting smoking in all workplaces, restaurants and bars, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Three additional states had passed similar laws, or recently added smoke-free bars to their laws, that are not yet in effect. Hundreds of municipalities also have enacted smoking bans of varying levels….


After NC's smoking ban, bars brace for uncertain times
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA, May 17, 2009

… Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the Berkeley, Calif.-based American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, applauded N.C. lawmakers given the amount of power the tobacco industry has had here. “This is indeed a historic moment,” she said.
She said the theory that smoking bans are bad for the economy hasn't played out across the nation. “If these laws had a negative economic impact, we would not see so many smoke-free cities and states,” she said. “We are not seeing this doom and gloom, the sky is falling, over smoke-free laws.”…


Restaurant patios will be smoke-free, council decides
San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego,CA,USA, May 16, 2009

… Four counties and 36 of 478 incorporated cities in California prohibit smoking on restaurant patios, according to the American for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which has tracked smoke-free laws since the 1980s.

As of April 20, 127 cities and 24 counties in 21 states and the entire states of Hawaii and Iowa have enacted smoke-free patio ordinances, the foundation's Web site – no-smoke.org – reports. The list does not include cities that merely restrict smoking to certain areas of a patio….


Protect your workers
Reno News & Review - Reno,NV,USA, May 14, 2009

… One national lobby group, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, has been monitoring activities in the Nevada Legislature, where some lawmakers are trying to water down the state’s voter-approved anti-smoking law. The group’s director issued a statement on the Nevada situation:

“If anything, these [HHE] results should convince Nevada lawmakers to strengthen their state law to include the gaming floors of casinos, not roll it back to expose more workers to toxic secondhand smoke.”


Conference helps prepare bars for going smoke-free
Great Falls Tribune - Great Falls,MT,USA – May 14, 2009

…Officials have set up an online system for reporting violations, and are bracing for increased traffic on the hotline for people who want to quit smoking.

"They're extremely well organized," said Annie Tegen, a speaker at the conference and a member of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights ­ a national group that works to enact legislation limiting public smoking.

"Montana's law is going to be one of the strongest in the country," she said.


NC lawmakers approve smoking ban in bars, eateries
The Free Lance-Star – May 13, 2009

By the end of this year, 32 other states and the District of Columbia will have laws banning smoke from workplaces, restaurants, bars, or some combination, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. South Carolina is among a handful of other states that allow local anti-smoking ordinances.


Westfield considers strict smoking ban
WTHR 13 (Indianapolis, IN), 2009-05-11

...According to the American Non-smokers Rights Foundation, as of last month, just over 70 percent of all Americans live under laws restricting smoking. Westfield would join a growing number of cities that have a near-total ban. …


Vegas casinos to become smoke-free?
InterGame - Oldham,England,UK, May 8, 2009

Responding to the findings, Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said: "Casino workers deserve the same rights as other ...


Study arms smoking foes
Las Vegas Sun - Las Vegas,NV,USA, May 7, 2009

“Casino workers deserve the same rights as other workers, including the right to a healthy and ... executive director of Americans For Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


NIOSH Study: Casino Workers Face Toxic Conditions
EHS Today, May 7, 2009 10:31 AM, By Laura Walter

…The Same Rights

Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said, "Casino workers deserve the same rights as other workers, including the right to a healthy safe workplace, free from toxic secondhand smoke. After the release of this report, we hope to see casino workers protected by strong smoke-free workplace laws throughout the country."

Nevada's current smoke-free workplace law does not cover the gaming areas of casinos. In fact, Nevada legislators are now considering rolling back the state's smoke-free workplace law even further. Hallett added "If anything, these results should convince Nevada lawmakers to strengthen their state law to include the gaming floors of casinos, not roll it back to expose more workers to toxic secondhand smoke."


NIOSH Report Recommends Eliminating Tobacco from Vegas Casinos
Occupational Health & Safety (OHS), May 7, 2009-05-07

A group named Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights hailed the report. "Casino workers deserve the same rights as other workers, including the right to a healthy, safe workplace, free from toxic secondhand smoke. After the release of this report, we hope to see casino workers protected by strong smoke-free workplace laws throughout the country," Executive Director Cynthia Hallett said, adding that Nevada's current workplace law does not cover the gaming areas of casinos and state legislators are considering rolling back the smoke-free workplace law further. "If anything, these results should convince Nevada lawmakers to strengthen their state law to include the gaming floors of casinos, not roll it back to expose more workers to toxic secondhand smoke," she said Wednesday.


Redondo Beach man's film documents his mother's death from smoking
Daily Breeze - Torrance,CA,USA, May 6, 2009

… The film has been viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube and has been picked up by numerous anti-smoking organizations, including Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and the American Lung Association, which uses it for training. ...


Teed off: Golf course smoking bans anger golfers
Seattle Times – USA, May 6, 2009

Evidence of the illnesses caused by second-hand smoke has led to widespread bans on indoor smoking nationwide in recent decades. The great outdoors is now at the forefront of campaigns led by smoking opponents, and hundreds of places ban it in outdoor restaurants, parks and beaches, said Annie Tegan, of the Seattle office of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, which seeks to limit smoking.

Because bans are enacted at the local and state levels, it is difficult to determine their exact number of them. Tegan knew of about a dozen communities that have banned smoking on public golf courses, including San Francisco, Glendale and Pasadena in California; Hawaii County, Hawaii; Bloomington, Minn.; Goshen, Ind.; Abilene, Texas; and Arvada, Colo. …


Casino Workers Face Toxic Conditions!
Smoke Free in Indianapolis Blog, May 6, 2009

When you read the title of this post, you may think "Well Duh." but sometimes it takes a scientific study by the government to prove what we already know. Below are portions of a news release sent out by the Americans For Nonsmokers Rights on this new study.


No Safe Bets for Casino Workers: NIOSH Study Shows Casino Workers Face Toxic Conditions
PRNewswire, May 6, 2009

BERKELEY, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights:

A new report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) shows workers in Las Vegas casinos are exposed to dangerous levels of secondhand smoke at work. NIOSH recommends making casinos 100% smokefree to ensure indoor air within casinos is safe for workers to breathe.

In 2005, blackjack dealers working in three Las Vegas casinos stepped forward and filed a NIOSH workplace Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) request asking NIOSH to investigate secondhand tobacco smoke in their workplaces. NIOSH responded with a research team that conducted indoor air quality tests and biomarker assessments on 124 card dealers in Bally's, Caesars Palace, and Paris casinos on the Las Vegas strip.

Researchers found secondhand smoke components in the air including nicotine, 4-vinyl pyridine, solanesol, benzene, toluene, pdichlorormethane, and formaldehyde. In addition, urinary testing of workers after their shifts indicated cancer-causing toxins in secondhand smoke were absorbed into workers' bodies. The NIOSH report authors concluded that the "best means of eliminating workplace exposure to [secondhand smoke] is to ban all smoking in the casinos." ...


Butts Out: Boise State's smoke-free campus policy is supported by many
Boise State University The Arbiter Online - April 27, 2009

... campus beginning in the fall term, joining more than 260 college campuses nationwide, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


University of Michigan campuses to go smoke-free in mid-2011
The Ann Arbor News – April 20, 2009

The American NonSmokers' Rights Foundation says at least 260 campuses have gone completely smoke-free. In Michigan, that includes Washtenaw Community ...


Look Who's Talking
Campus Progress - April 15, 2009

In a February 2006 report “Steven J Milloy: The ‘Junkman’ Exposed,” Americans for Nonsmokers Rights wrote, “Milloy had made it his life’s work to deny scientific studies conducted and published by the world’s most reputable and credible scientific agencies –such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization –and legitimate peer reviewed periodicals—such as Science, Nature, the Lancet and the Journal of the American Medical Association—and label their objective evidence as ‘junk science.’”


No butts about it
ASU Herald - Jonesboro,AR, April 9, 2009

According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, there were at least 260 completely smoke-free college campuses across the United States as of Jan. 4. ...


Legal Consortium files amicus brief in first impression tobacco ...
William Mitchell College of Law – March 31, 2009

... the American Legacy Foundation, Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, and the Pharmacists Planning Service, Inc., as well as California health organizations, ...


Smoke free at RCC
Lower Hudson Journa, March 30, 2009

By January, about 260 college campuses nationwide had gone smoke free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


State-supported colleges may have to go smoke-free
Pine Bluff Commercial - March 19, 2009

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville _ the state's largest university _ went smoke-free in June of last year, joining close to 110 colleges and universities nationwide that had passed similar policies. According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, that number has already more than doubled to 260 schools.

While schools across the country are adopting similar policies, Arkansas would be only the second state _ after Iowa _ to outlaw smoking on all state college campus if Hyde's measure is approved.enact legislation of this magnitude, by banning smoking campus-wide, according to Annie Tegen of the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Activist's counsel to Anbumani Ramadoss
Hindu - Chennai,India, March 18, 2009

Professor Grantz is one of the founders of the Americans for Non-smokers Rights and developed a curriculum that has been used by an estimated 1 million ...


Univ. Reconsiders Smoking
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun - Ithaca,NY,USA, March 13, 2009

According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation’s website, as of Jan. 4 there were at least 260 colleges and universities around the country that have gone smoke free, including numerous colleges and universities in New York: Cazenovia College, D’Youville College, Maria College, State University of New York-Buffalo, SUNY-Upstate Medical University and Wells College.



Tobacco ban helps everyone at the university
Kykernel.com (subscription) - Mar 1, 2009

... I recently went to the Web site for Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (www.no-smoke.org ) and read comments of people comparing these bans to Hitler of Nazi ...

A Warning Label for Your Apartment Building: Disclosing Smoking Policies for Multi-Unit Buildings
Hennepin Lawyer, February 23, 2009

The most recent wave of legislation in numerous states, including Minnesota, has essentially eliminated smoking from indoor public places, public transportation, and places of employment.2 ... 2 Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, Smokefree Lists, Maps, and Data, at http://www.no-smoke.org/goingsmokefree.php?id=519 (Information based on visit Nov. 15, 2008). (This site provides a listing of the tobacco control statutes and ordinances around the country and the different levels of coverage.)


Hookah Concerns Rise With Its Popularity
Tampa Tribune – February 28, 2009

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation says even expensive particulate air cleaners cannot remove enough tar particles to eliminate the cancer risk ...


ICC sees record year for enrollment, courses
Peoria Journal Star - Feb 19, 2009

Only one college in Illinois, Aurora University, has a campuswide smoking ban in place, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


SGA faces a decision on smoking ban proposal
Colonnade (subscription) - Milledgeville,GA,USA, February 13, 2009

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, nearly 60 college campuses around the United States have established smoke-free policies that ...


UK to ban smoking on campus
Louisville Courier-Journal – February 10, 2009

The University of Kentucky plans to ban smoking on all campus property, including outdoor areas, on Nov. 19, university officials announced today. …

The ban means UK will join Campbellsville University as the only Kentucky campuses to impose a complete smoking ban, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Boston Bans Cigarette Sales In Drug Stores
WBBM780 - Chicago,IL,USA, February 9, 2009

San Francisco last year imposed the first municpal ban on cigarette sales by pharmacies, and the Berkeley-based Americans for Non-Smokers Rights foundation hopes a trend is underway.

“We’re bound to see other cities follow suit, the foundation's executive director, Cynthia Hallet, tells CBS News.“You shouldn’t be able to buy tobacco products from your health service provider.”


Boston Gets Tough on Tobacco Products: Bans Sales in Colleges and ...
TopNews United States - Little Rock,Arkansas,USA, February 9, 2009

Boston in an attempt to improve the health of city residents is banning sale of tobacco products in colleges and pharmacies. …

According to Americans for Non Smokers' Rights smoking bans are coming into force all over the country with 27 states already banning smoking in restaurants, and 22 in the workplace while hundreds of colleges have restricted smoking in housing and on campus. “Smoke-free laws protect people from exposure to a known carcinogen, and this is a way to protect the public health,” said Hallet.



February 9 - The Day Smoking Died…in Boston
EfluxMedia News - New York,USA, February 9, 2009

Starting today, many Bostonians will breathe healthier air thanks to a tobacco ban implemented by the Boston Public Health Commission’s Board of Health.

The ban follows a similar move in San Francisco and the Berkeley-based Americans for Non-Smokers Rights foundation hopes there will be more bans all over the United States.

“We’re bound to see other cities follow suit. You shouldn’t be able to buy tobacco products from your health service provider. Once you get started, quitting is very hard. We still have a half a million deaths a year in the country every year that are attributable to the use of tobacco,” foundation’s executive director, Cynthia Hallet said.


Santa Ana, Santiago Canyon Colleges Go Smoke-Free
PR-USA.net (press release), Bulgaria - Feb 8, 2009

According to the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, a California-based advocacy group, the number of completely smoke-free colleges and ...


Panel hears bill on Indiana public smoking ban
Forbes, NY, February 5, 2009

A bill that would impose a statewide ban on smoking in enclosed public places in Indiana ignited sometimes emotional debate before an Indiana House committee.

As of last October, 29 states, along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, had smoke-free laws in effect that cover either workplaces, restaurants, bars, or combinations of some or all of such places, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Montana, Nebraska, Oregon and Utah had laws that were to take effect this year.


Smoking ban foes, backers have say
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN, February 5, 2009

Almost four hours of testimony Wednesday on a comprehensive statewide smoking ban boiled down to whether lawmakers want to protect the health of workers or the jobs and revenue that bars and casinos might lose.

As of October, 29 states, along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, had smoke-free laws in effect that cover either workplaces, restaurants, bars or combinations of some or all of such places, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation.


STAFF EDITORIAL: Enact smoking ban soon
Marquette Tribune – February 3, 2009

…For example, a 2005 case study conducted by the non-profit Americans for Nonsmokers Rights found that both statewide and city-only smoking bans had either no economic impact or a positive economic impact once the law was in effect. …


Banning bans smoking in parks
Record Gazette, CA, January 30, 2009

...According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are 391 cities in the U.S. that have adopted “Smoke-Free Park Laws” as of October 2008. Of these cities, 89 are in California, the nearest to Banning include Colton, Corona and Yucaipa, the group said.


It’s time for a smoke-free Wyoming
Powell Tribune - Powell,WY,USA, January 27, 2009

After failing repeatedly in previous legislative sessions, a statewide smoking ban has a fighting chance as it heads to the House floor. …

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights: “While the tobacco industry has claimed for years that smoke-free ordinances have a negative impact on business, particularly hospitality-oriented businesses, that simply is not true. Every independent study ever done to show the economic effect of smoke-free ordinances has shown that there is no negative impact to businesses.”


State lawmakers will again attempt a smoking ban
Creative Loafing - Charlotte,NC,USA, January 27, 2009

4, the number of municipalities that required restaurants and bars be 100 percent smoke-free was 460, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


Texas Public Health Groups Launch Ad Campaign About Need for ...
SYS-CON Media - Montvale,NJ,USA, January 23, 2009

The ad campaign is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, American Cancer ... Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, HCSIA, ...


MSA on student issues: Semester re-cap
Minnesota Daily, January 22, 2009

4 list from the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. More Minnesota schools have been following the trend. Winona State University put its own ...


Where to smoke at US airports
USA Today, January 21, 2009

These days, you can shop, eat, drink, and get an internet connection at pretty much every U.S. airport. At many airports, you can also get a massage, a manicure, a haircut, a pint of micro-brewed beer or a glass of fine wine. But to the dismay of some, and the delight of others, there are fewer and fewer airports where you can smoke a cigarette without being forced to exit security and stand outside on the curb.

That's as it should be, says Bronson Frick of the non-profit Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights group: "Smoke-free air is now the norm in most airports and people expect it."


Displaced smokers migrate to main campus
InsideVandy - Nashville,TN,USA, January 18, 2009

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, at least 260 colleges and universities across America have developed smoke-free campus policies. ...


ICC may take smoking ban further
Peoria Journal Star, IL - January 16, 2009

Only one college in Illinois, Aurora University, has a campuswide smoking ban in place, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


National Council of Legislators From Gaming States Adopts Resolution Supporting 100% Smokefree Gaming Venues
PRNewswire, January 14, 2009

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), an organization comprised of lawmakers from states with casinos and other forms of state-regulated gaming, formally adopted a resolution Saturday encouraging states to take action to make all gaming worksites smokefree. ...

Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, said, "We applaud NCLGS for approving this landmark resolution. It should serve as a wake up call to lawmakers to stop delaying on smokefree protections for all workers. For a casino worker, every day breathing secondhand smoke in the workplace is one too many. Everyone has the right to breathe smokefree air - regardless of the color of their collar."

The NCLGS resolution encourages lawmakers to include casinos and other gaming venues in smokefree workplace laws. In addition, it recommends that smokefree air be included in state-tribal gaming compact agreements. This news comes as several states and tribes around the U.S. will be considering smokefree laws that include gaming facilities. A number of states, such as Illinois, Delaware, and Colorado, already have smokefree casinos, while others are expected to consider strengthening state smokefree laws to include gaming worksites.

Secondhand smoke is a proven cause of heart disease, cancer and respiratory illnesses, according to the 2006 US Surgeon General's Report, and approximately 50,000 die every year in the United States due to secondhand smoke exposure. This landmark report also reaffirmed that smoking sections, segregated smoking rooms and even sophisticated ventilation and air filtration systems are ineffective at eliminating health risks due to secondhand smoke.

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (www.no-smoke.org) is a national, member-based, not-for-profit organization based in Berkeley, CA that is dedicated to helping nonsmokers breathe smokefree air in enclosed public places and workplaces.


Y-NH to be smoke-free
Yale Daily News - New Haven,CT,USA, January 13, 2009

While Yale-New Haven Hospital makes no butts about its commitment to eradicating secondhand smoke from its premises, the pungent odor of tobacco lingered in the skywalk leading from the hospital’s entrance to the attached parking garage this past Saturday. …

To date, 10 of the association’s hospitals, now including Yale-New Haven, have eliminated smoking on their grounds, and at least 1,219 hospitals across the country have put into place similar smoke-free policies, according to Americans for Non-Smokers’ Rights, a national lobbying organization. …


Advocates want ban on smoking broadened
Indianapolis Star, United States – January 12, 2009

Nationally, 24 states and 331 municipalities have enacted similarly comprehensive laws, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Leaf industry, others to fight smoke ban
Richmond Times Dispatch – January 7, 2009

... Fifteen states, along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, have laws that prohibit smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars, according to Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, an advocacy group.



Indiana smoking ban: Bid to clear air gets a new push
Chicago Tribune – January 6, 2009

Thirty states now have some sort of smoke-free provision on their books, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Illinois smokers who go to ...

Graphic: Where Lighting Up is Out

Kaine Calls for Smoking Ban Again
WHSV – January 6, 2008

According to the group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 30 states already have some kind of smoke-free law. Jeremiah Jenkins is a smoker and general ...



Smokefree Laws Prove Beneficial (Video)
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