ANR in the News (2010)

Smokers still have a few havens under new law
Roanoke Times, December 22, 2010

The maximum penalty is a $25 fine -- one of the lightest punishments among 30-some states with similar laws, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, ...


Sunday forum, Smoking ban sparks debate: 'Everyone deserves to breath [sic] clean ... air'
Joplin Globe, December 19, 2010

As of October 2009, according to the American Nonsmokers' Right Foundation, 71 percent of the ... This is a health code issue, and a workers' rights issue. ...


Secondhand smoke - is that a lot of hype?
Peninsula On-line, December 17, 2010

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation has a bibliography of secondhand smoke studies with over 100 pages of research references to support their calls ...


Smoke-free effort on college campuses gathers momentum
Las Vegas Sun, December 13, 2010

Meanwhile, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reports that 446 US campuses are either tobacco-free or are implementing such a policy. ...


Crusade to outlaw smoking in casinos is waged in hostile territory
Las Vegas Sun, December 13, 2010

... nonprofit groups Kids Involuntarily Inhaling Secondhand Smoke and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights - is pressuring casinos nationwide to ban smoking. ...


Nitro takes another stab at smoking ban
Charleston Gazette, December 9, 2010

Gambling establishments in Ohio and Maryland remain smoke free, according to information compiled by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Porter County towns look to Bloomington for smoking law example
Indiana Daily Student, December 2, 2010

... Less than half of states, 22, have laws in effect requiring 100 percent smoke-free workplaces, restaurants and bars, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation data collected in October of this year. ...


Secondhand smoke kills 600,000 a year worldwide
By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY, November 26, 2010

Secondhand smoke sickens millions and kills more than 600,000 people worldwide each year, including more than 165,000 children under 5, according to the first report to estimate the worldwide burden of disease and death from tobacco. …

…Growing concern about secondhand smoke has led more than 40 countries to enact some kind of smoking ban, although many of these laws are limited, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

In the USA, 35 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Northern Mariana Islands have smoke-free laws, protecting 79% of the population. …


Santa Clara Co. Weighs Tobacco Sale Permits
The Bay Citizen, November 22, 2010

... which can be revoked if the merchant is repeatedly caught selling tobacco to minors, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Brookdale Community College bans smoking
Jennifer Bradshaw, Asbury Park Press, November 16, 2010

… At least 446 colleges nationwide have enacted complete smoking bans, with at least 77 more smoke-free campuses that have "minor exceptions" to their policies, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

"We used to be able to count on one hand the number of college campuses (with bans), and now there are hundreds," said Bronson Frick, associate director of the Berkeley, Calif., organization.

According to the organization, which Bronson said tracks schools with partial and full bans, community colleges have led the way in terms of enacting the bans. …


Nostalgia, smoke linger from office culture of 'Mad Men' era
Chicago Tribune - Christopher Borrelli - Nov 15, 2010

… percentage of adult smokers in the country has perfectly halved since she went to work; according to the lobbying group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, there are statewide smoking bans that cover almost all workplaces in 22 states (including Illinois, as of 2008). ...


Chabert Medical to go smoke-free
Daily Comet - Nikki Buskey - Nov 13, 2010

... had opted to make their campuses 100 percent smoke free, according to the American for Non-Smokers Rights foundation, an anti-tobacco lobbying group. ...



Killing us slowly
Fog Horn, November 11, 2010

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are 446 smoke-free campuses in the United States. This means that every part of the campus, …

Late to the trend, UGA eyes smoking ban
Online Athens - Lee Shearer - Oct 16, 2010

... more than a dozen in Georgia, have completely banned smoking, outdoors as well as inside, according to the American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation. ...


Local businesses weigh in on Measure
Dell Rapids Tribune, October 14, 2010

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 71 percent of the US population lives under a ban on smoking in workplaces, and/or restaurants, ...


Stogie Guys Friday Sampler
Stogie Guys Online Cigar Magazine, October 15, 2010

… trend among colleges and universities­both public and private­is the imposition of campus-wide smoking bans. The anti-tobacco zealots at the California-based American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation boast that, to date, there are 446 U.S. campuses that have completely criminalized smoking. Another 77 relegate tobacco usage to remote outdoor areas. You can find a complete list of these Draconian institutions here. …


Keep Your Nasty Butts Out Of Our Section
Valley Star, October 6, 2010

According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights 53000 people die every year from second-hand smoke. Non-smokers on campus are inhaling unwanted nicotine along ...


Smoking ban vote planned
Online Athens, October 5, 2010

…According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 446 American colleges have adopted smoke-free campus policies. ...


To smoke or not to smoke
PSU Collegionline, September 30, 2010

In 2005, 18 colleges nationwide became smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. In 2010, 394 colleges have a smoke-free campus. ...


Student Association | Assembly calls for smoke-free campus in ...
SU The Daily Orange, September 28, 2010

... that are currently smoke-free, including SUNY Upstate Medical University and Cazenovia College, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Cutting the habit
Telescope - Sydnie Taylor - September 27, 2010

The Associated Student Government has begun gathering information from Palomar's Health Services as well as from outside conferences about banning smoking ... There are 420 schools nationwide that have banned smoking altogether, according to the Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights foundation. ...


FIU bans smoking
Sun-Sentinel, September 24, 2010

There now are at least 420 universities around the country with smoke-free campuses, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


The Deadly Non-Emergency
Berkeley Daily Planet - Carol Denney - Sep 21, 2010

If I stood on a public street and sprayed school kids with bug spray, I hope you would be outraged. But every day in Berkeley, ...


Smoking bans found to help children who have asthma
Arizona Daily Star, September 16, 2010

ATLANTA - New research shows that smoking bans spare many children with asthma from being hospitalized, a finding that suggests smoke-free laws have even greater health benefits than previously believed. …

… Smoking bans have become increasingly common in the United States, where 35 states and the District of Columbia have laws that bar smoking in workplaces or restaurants and bars, or both. And more than 3,100 cities and towns have their own restrictions, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation says. …


Smoking bans help curb kids' severe asthma attacks
Huffington Post, September 15, 2010

… And more than 3100 cities and towns have their own restrictions, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. The push continues: This week, ...


Poll shows support for St. Charles County smoking
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 14, 2010

ST. CHARLES COUNTY - More than two-thirds of St. Charles County voters support a smoking ban in indoor public places, according to a survey released Tuesday by the American Cancer Society.

The random telephone poll of 400 registered voters turned up 68 percent supporting the measure, 28 percent opposed and 4 percent undecided. …

… The survey was paid for by the cancer society and a separate nonprofit group called the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. …


St. Louis study finds smoking ventilation systems don't work
Columbia Missourian, September 9, 2010

The anti-smoking lobbying group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, based in Berkeley, Calif., said 32 states have laws limiting smoking in some combination ...


How effective is FMU's smoke-free policy
The Patriot News, September 8, 2010

According to a July 2010 poll conducted by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, at least 420 campuses around the nation have become completely ...


Five More American Cities Go Smokefree
Posted by Will Moredock on Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 2:27 PM
Charleston City Paper, CCPBlogs, September 4, 2010

Charleston went smokefree more than tree years ago. I was one of many hundreds of people who campaigned hard for that victory. Today, more than half of all Americans live in smokefree municipalities, counties and states. But that leaves tens of millions still forced to suffer secondhand smoke. Fortunately, five more cities recently passed smokefree ordinances, according to a statement from Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. Some day we may be able to drive from Charleston to Seattle and never have to share the air with smokers in a restaurant, bar or hotel.

“In case you haven't heard, August was a great month for local smokefree campaigns!

The following cities passed strong smokefree workplaces laws to make workplaces smokefree, including their restaurants and bars!

* Savannah, Georgia
* San Antonio, Texas
* Bismarck, North Dakota
* Jackson, Mississippi
* Maryville, Missouri

Congratulations to these cities! …”


Stout starts year as first tobacco free 4-year campus
Dunn County News, September 4, 2010

…The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which tracks the smoke-free air policies of universities and colleges, reports that as of July 5 there were 420 ...


UW-Stout Campus Goes Tobacco
FOX 9 News, August 31, 2010

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation tracks the smoke-free air policies of universities and colleges. It reported there were 420 smoke-free campuses ...


CDC report links youth smoking to movies
Web Devil, August 29, 2010

Four hundred and twenty other universities have already made the transition to a smoke-free campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


The Queque - August 25, 2010
San Antonio Current, August 25, 2010

... Up in smoke

It is with some sadness that QueQue watches the opportunity to create punny smoke-related headlines pass. As most every nicotine fiend and asthmatic in the city knows by now, this time next year cigarettes and cigars will be relegated to the patios and sidewalks of our public life ­ and a handful of private clubs and tobacco shops ­ earning SA a smoke-free stamp of approval from Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, which runs a sort of travel-advisory bureau that reportedly influences convention planners from San Diego to St. Paul. ...


Council adopts tough smoking
San Antonio Express, August 19, 2010

The new ordinance, which will qualify San Antonio as a smoke-free city under criteria set by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, closes exemptions that have ...


San Antonio to be Latest Texas City With Smoke-Free Workplaces
City Council action increases momentum for statewide law to protect workers and residents from the dangers of secondhand smoke in workplaces
PR Newswire, 2010-08-19
SOURCE Smoke-Free Texas

San Antonio will soon become the latest Texas city to implement a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance providing workers, residents and visitors protection from the dangers of secondhand smoke in all indoor workplaces. The City Council approved the ordinance at its Thursday meeting by a vote of seven to four.

"This is a significant milestone for San Antonio workers, citizens and visitors," said Suzanne Lozano, Smoke-Free San Antonio Coalition chair. "Supporters worked hard for San Antonio citizens' right to breathe clean indoor air. The passage of this ordinance shows the rest of Texas that San Antonio values the health of its workers and residents." ...

... American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights, March of Dimes, ...


Coffee and cigarettes
Starbucks’ outdoor-smoking ban could lead to more smoke-free public places
Sacramento News & Review, August 19, 2010

“Starbucks, being a big chain, feels a lot more comfortable adopting the policy,” says Liz Williams, project manager with Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...

…But experts say cigarettes are causing harm­and in more ways than we realize. According to April Roeseler, chief of local programs at the California Tobacco
Control Program, a division of the California Department of Public Health, one major issue is ecological. Specifically, she cites the refuse left from cigarette butts at California beaches and parks. “It’s like toxic waste,” Roeseler says. “Forty-four percent of litter is cigarette butts and 13 percent of the California adult population smokes. That’s pretty significant.”

“It’s very toxic for fish and other marine life, and for children and pets [who consume] it,” adds Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. …


City’s smoking ban vote today
By Josh Baugh - Express-News
Web Posted: 08/19/2010 12:00 CDT

The City Council is poised today to adopt rules that will make San Antonio smoke-free ­ after more than four months of rancorous debate and a much quieter last-minute round of deal-making.

San Antonio is expected to become the latest on a list of communities across Texas and the nation to adopt smoke-free policies. In this state, cities from Abilene to El Paso, Laredo to Marshall ­ by way of Houston, Dallas and Austin ­ have banned indoor smoking and are designated by Americans for Nonsmokers Rights as smoke-free cities. …


Electronic Cigarettes: A Safer "Smoke" or Another Bad Habit?
ABC News, 2010-08-13

… The potential for subjecting non-smokers to the vapor of e-cigarettes led Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights to rally for bans on using them in public places:

"We don't know if the vapor is truly safe. We just don't know that much about e-cigarettes. For every environment that's already smoke-free, we believe it should be e-cigarette free," says Cynthia Hallet [sic], executive director. …


Lighters Out
San Antonio Current, August 11, 2010

... last week that the indoor ban is not up for compromise because the City wants to be recognized as smoke-free by the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


Group forms to make Poplar Bluff businesses smoke-free
Southeast Missourian, August 8, 2010

...Guest speaker Tieman, who was on hand to provide technical support, said studies conducted by Americans For Nonsmokers' Rights have shown that establishments that have gone smoke-free, including those in Columbia, Mo., have increased business. ...


Gaston town asks residents to stop smoking in ...
Gaston Gazette, August 3, 2010

Smoking in parks has been banned in 469 cities across the nation as of July 5, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights website. ...


Chemeketa Community College to prohibit smoking on
Statesman Journal, July 24, 2010

There are 14 such institutions in Oregon, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. The college ran a survey of students that got 730 ...


Federal grant money to aid Missouri
Joplin Independent, July 22, 2010

... MFH's SIM funding will build on two successful models already implemented through previous funding - "Healthy, Active and Vibrant Communities," developed by Trailnet, a nonprofit that promotes healthy lifestyles, and "Support for Local Tobacco Policy Change," developed by Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a nonprofit that focuses on reducing the use of tobacco products. ...


Summer Recreation Draws Public Attention to Outdoor Smoking
PR Newswire, July 21, 2010

New Data Measures Americans' Feelings about Smoking in Public Spaces

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from the annual Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control, released today, indicate that a sizeable group of Americans support smoke-free outdoor public spaces. More than two-thirds (67.3 percent) of Americans feel that smoking should not be allowed within 20 feet of a doorway­a finding that is increasingly relevant as more indoor spaces have gone smoke-free.
… According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are currently 100 municipalities, and the state of Maine, that prohibit smoking on public beaches and 464 with smoking bans in city parks. Today's survey findings reveal that 43 percent of Americans feel that beaches should be smoke-free, and 36.5 percent are in favor of smoking bans in parks. …


Smokin' debate - Ed Wenck Show - 93 WIBC
July 20, 2010

Radio debate featuring ANR Foundation Board Member Bruce Hetrick.


Health group wants to snuff tobacco in pharmacies
Stockton Record - Joe Goldeen - July 19, 2010

... Similar prohibitions have been adopted in at least seven cities nationwide, including San Francisco and Richmond as well as five cities in Massachusetts, including Boston, according to Liz Williams, a project manager with Berkeley-based Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

The Stockton proposal is considered broader than San Francisco's ordinance, since it would affect all health-oriented businesses.

"The issue of tobacco-free pharmacy laws is growing around the country largely because there is a growing belief that it is incompatible. We have heard that it is being considered in a variety of other communities. We do expect a lot more cities to follow suit," Williams said, noting that about 75 percent of independently-owned pharmacies do not sell tobacco products.

"People go to pharmacies to get products to help them get well, not to get products that kill. Pharmacists themselves recognize this," Williams said. ...


Firefight continues over smoking ban
San Antonio Express - Josh Baugh - July 14, 2010

Of the 30 largest American cities, only San Antonio, Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville, Tenn., ... according to data from Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


Smoking is out at Widener
Delaware County Daily Times, 2010-07-05
TIMOTHY LOGUE

Widener University's campus-wide ban on smoking is officially in effect, though gauging its effectiveness is difficult in the summer with hardly a soul in sight. ...

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Widener is one of 420 US colleges and universities that have decided to go 100 percent smoke-free. ..


Annie Tegen: Cheers home state's smoke independence
Wisconsin State Journal - July 5, 2010

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and stayed to attend UW-Madison. My blood runs thick with bratwurst and cheese. Driving through the rolling hills tells ...


New business in Pacific View mall sells e-cigarettes: controversial kiosk
Ventura County Star - Jenni Mintz - July 3, 2010

And groups like Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights aren't convinced the vapors ... May Lee Berry, health programs manager with the American Cancer Society, ..


Town bans smoking at parks
Gaston Gazette - Amanda Memrick - June 30, 2010

That doesn't go far enough for Jamie Katsuleris, a Mount Holly resident who asked City Council to look into a smoking ban back in April. ... Smoking in parks has been banned in 454 cities across the nation as of April 1, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights website. ...


U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Verdict that Tobacco Companies ...
PR Newswire (press release)

... American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network and .


Campus smoking ban starts Thursday
The Independent Florida Alligator - Thomas Plevik

... although there are at least 394 campuses nationwide that adhere to such strict standards, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Smoking ban could benefit health of San Antonio’s tourism industry
San Antonio Business Journal, June 28, 2010
By Dan R. Goddard

With more than 70 percent of the country covered by no smoking ordinances, San Antonio is one of the nation’s last tourist destinations that doesn’t yet have smoke-free bars and restaurants, which may turn out to be a turn off for tourists, reports the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation.

“Visitor surveys show that most people like and expect smoke-free air,” says Bronson Frick, the foundation’s associate director. “A growing number of conventions also avoid smoky cities. The idea that tourism may be adversely affected by a no-smoking ordinance can always be traced back to tobacco companies. All you get is anecdotal evidence that only causes fear among bar and restaurant owners.”


U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Verdict that Tobacco Companies
DigitalJournal.com, June 28, 2010

... conspiracy to deceive the American public and target children with their ... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, the National African American Tobacco ...


City Considers Banning Smoking In Vehicles With Young Passengers
NBC4i.com, June 24, 2010

A video posted on the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights website demonstrates how quickly the air inside a car with a smoker can become polluted. ...


University of Florida begins tobacco-free campus policy July 1
University of Florida, June 23, 2010

UF joins fewer than 400 smoke-free or tobacco-free campuses nationwide, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. For more information on the ...


Proposal would allow food service in restaurant bars that smoking
Las Vegas Sun - Steve Kanigher - June 18, 2010

...Other groups fighting the proposal include the American Cancer Society, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights and the American Lung Association. ...


University of Florida the latest college to ban smoking
Join Together, June 17, 2010

...According to the [American] Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, only 18 colleges were smoke-free in 2005; now there are 394.


No Smoking On Campus: More Schools Ban Tobacco
ABC News, June 14, 2010

In 2005, there were just 18 smoke-free colleges ­ now there are 394, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. That number is continuing to ...


Vanishing in America 2010: New American classics in danger
WalletPop, June 3, 2010

…though a decrease in cigarette smokers wouldn't help matchbook sales, as it's estimated more than 95% of matchbooks are used to light cigarettes. With an increase in statewide smoking bans in the last decade -- in 2009, 71% of Americans lived under some kind of smoking regulation (American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, April 2010) -- it's no surprise matchbooks are now few and far between. …


SC recognized as "smoke free" leader
WPDE, May 25, 2010

"For the second consecutive year, the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights has named South Carolina as the Smokefree Air Challenge Award winner," DHEC ...


LCC STUBS IT OUT | Smoking will no longer be allowed at most areas
The Register-Guard, May 24, 2010

Another group, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, lists campuses as smoke-free if all indoor and outdoor smoking is banned. Their list totals almost 400 ...


Harrah's Chairman, President & CEO, Gary Loveman, to Luncheon Keynote ...
Marketwire (press release) - May 13, 2010

Other sponsors include American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Arraya Solutions, Bally Technologies, Casino Career Institute, Casino Enterprise Management, ...


Cigs don't make grade on Cape
Cape Cod Times – May 9, 2010

Currently, 29 states prohibit smoking in bars and restaurants, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


K-State campus not likely to become smoke-free anytime
Collegian, May 7, 2010

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation website, No-smoke.org, as of April 10, there are at least 394 campuses that are 100 percent smoke ...


California Governor vetoes statewide ban on smoking in beaches ...
Examiner.com – May 5, 2010

According to recent data from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 97 US cities – including 36 in California – and one state (Maine) have banned ...


RWJ Foundation provides grant to Public Health Law Center; tobacco ...
Lexology (registration) - Mark Anstoetter, Madeleine McDonough - May 5, 2010

... Among those consulting with the center is attorney Mark Pertschuk, who is identified as “the past President and Executive Director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights and the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation in Berkeley, California (1986 – 2007). ...


Success Declared!!
NCPHA Quarterly Newsletter 1(1): 12-13, April 2010

... The day ended with a celebratory luncheon sponsored by the N.C. Tobacco Control and Prevention Branch and American for Nonsmokers‘ Rights Foundation. Bronson Frick, Assistant Director, Americans for Nonsmokers‘ Rights
Foundation, touted the State‘s historical success - a tobacco state that garnered support to pass and implement HB-2, creating smoke-free bars and restaurants. Mr. Frick reported expressed interest from other states to model the North Carolina process. In the midst of celebratory remarks, Mr. Frick reminded participants there is still work to be done to create smoke-free work environments for all. NC Representative Hugh Holliman, House Majority Leader (D- Davidson) and NC Senator William Purcell, State HHS Appropriations Co-Chair (D-Anson, Richmond, Scotland and Stanly) received the Americans for Nonsmokers‘ Right‘s highest honor, the National Smoke Free Hero Awards, for their work that assured the passing of the bill. ...


Worcester looks to toughen smoking rules
Boston Herald - May 3, 2010

Most health care facilities in the city have already adopted smoke-free campus policies in recent years. O'Brien says studies have shown that a 25-foot zone ... He added it also is supported by the Americans for Non-Smokers Rights. …


Michigan adjusting to new reality: No
Toledo Blade, May 2, 2010

Michigan becomes the 26th state to ban smoking in bars and restaurants, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which tracks smoking ...



Purcell recognized for smoke-free
Laurinburg Exchange, April 28, 2010

State Sen. Bill Purcell of Laurinburg was recognized recently by the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation with its national Smoke-free Hero Award. Bronson Frick, associate director, presented the ANR Foundation’s Award to Purcell and Rep. Hugh Holliman of Lexington for their legislative leadership that resulted in the passage of North Carolina’s historic smoke-free restaurant and bar law. ...

NC Smoke-Free Law Wins National Attention
Public News Service, April 26, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. - If a tobacco state like North Carolina can do it, any state can. Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is saluting the state's leaders for passage of a law that bans smoking in bars and restaurants, and the group is showcasing North Carolina as an example to other states considering smoke-free public health policies. ...


Future of Atlantic City Examined at 14th Annual East Coast Gaming Congress
Earthtimes (press release) - Apr 21, 2010

Other sponsors include Ainsworth Game Technology, American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Bally Technologies, Casino Career Institute, Casino Enterprise ...


Northwest prepares for smoking ban
St. Joseph News-Press, April 20, 2010

According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, nearly 400 colleges and universities across the nation are smoke-free. Northwest's peer institutions that ...


Smoking rules not enforced, some say
OSU - The Lantern, April 19, 1010

Ohio State continues to allow smoking on campus despite many other colleges going smoke-free. ...

... Indiana University, University of Iowa, Purdue University and University of Wisconsin, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation Web site. ...


Smoking Restrictions And Bans Spreading To Private Clubs In Connecticut
By JESSE LEAVENWORTH
Harford Courant, April 19, 2010

For many years, the state's Elks and Moose and ethnic, military and loyal orders of every brand have been free to drink, smoke and exchange secret handshakes in private clubs.

… Private clubs throughout the nation are either choosing to go smokeless or being forced to clear the air by workplace laws meant to prevent exposure to secondhand smoke, said Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights [ www.no-smoke.org].

"It's definitely a national trend," Frick said. "Increasingly, even in private clubs, people don't want to have to breathe toxic air. ... We've heard of a number of different private clubs around the country that are going smoke-free as part of an effort to refresh their membership." …


Smoking ban expected to pass first vote
The News Record, April 14, 2010

Currently, there are more than 350 American college campuses that have enacted anti-tobacco rules, though some might not be in effect, according to American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation statistics. ...


Lowell leaders should heed no-smoking bias
Gary Post Tribune - April 14, 2010

In fact, 849 cities in 38 states have some form of smoking restriction, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Association. ...


Smoking on Campus Unpleasant for All
Daily Californian - Carol Denney - April 9, 2010

While some of the ordinance garnered serious criticism, clearing public parks of deadly secondhand smoke was cutting-edge public health policy. ...


Yelling Smoke in a Crowded Theater
By Carol Denney, Berkeley Daily Planet, April 7, 2010

An actor lit up a cigarette near me at a recent stage performance in Berkeley, and I nearly bolted. I felt the same panic I’ve had to field for years as people without respiratory difficulties assume that their smoking won’t matter to those of us whose physiological reactions are immediate, debilitating, and sometimes deadly. …


Lung Cancer Rates Drop Since Peter Jennings' Death
By SUSAN SCHWARTZ and HANNA SIEGEL
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, April 5, 2010

It was five years ago tonight that Peter Jennings announced to us allthat he had been diagnosed with cancer. ...

More and more states each year are passing laws that entirely ban smoking in public places. These laws protect people from the effects of second-hand smoke and can support smokers' efforts to quit.

In 2005, 10 states had smoking bans. Today, 27 do. More and more states each year are passing laws that entirely ban smoking in public places. These laws protect people from the effects of second-hand smoke and can support smokers' efforts to quit.

In 2005, 10 states had smoking bans. Today, 27 do. [Video featured a map by the ANR Foundation]

 


Michigan eateries snuff out smoking before ban
But not all owners are convinced it's a good business move
BY ROBIN ERB, FREE PRESS MEDICAL WRITER
Detroit Free Press, April 1, 2010

Michigan's smoking ban might seem unfair to smokers or another blow to a wobbling restaurant industry. But others see an opportunity to do what they've wanted to do for years: toss out their ashtrays. [Map with data from ANR Foundation] …


Providence, Cap Med unite for a good cause
The Olympian - March 30, 2010

Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights say that 1219 hospitals around the country have adopted 100 percent smoke-free policies. Locally, Mason General Hospital ...


Students push for smoke-free ASU
Arizona Republic, March 25, 2010

The 381 colleges and universities that have smoke-free campuses is up from about 260 a year ago, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


States with tobacco-free prisons: Half of states ban tobacco use in prisons
USA Today, March 24, 2010

... Georgia plans to enact a smoking ban Dec. 1, according to Bronson Frick, associate director of the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Many other states have bans that primarily outlaw tobacco use but have some type of exception such as staff smoking areas, the review found.

The trend is growing, Frick said, because the bans help save the states money on health care and prevent guards and inmates from being exposed to secondhand smoke on the job.

"These policies work once they are in effect," he said. ...


Hospital adopts policy leaving smokers no place to light up
Sun-Sentinel, March 24, 2010

... according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, citing a report, "The Adoption of Smoke-free Hospital Campuses in the United States" issued by ...


Ban on smoking at parks, beaches moves forward
Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, March 23, 2010

California lawmakers approved a groundbreaking smoking ban Monday that, if signed into law, will prohibit smoking at nearly all state beaches and parks. …

… Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights in Berkeley, said the law would be useful even if it's not strictly enforced - but it does need to be publicized.

"This is a public education issue," she said. "Nine times out of 10 these types of laws are self-enforcing, but you do need to have signage for that 10th instance. Or, if someone happens to be patrolling a park anyway, they can point out there is a law." …


Assembly approves smoking ban at state parks and beaches
By Patrick McGreevy
Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2010

… Although smoking bans at restaurants and bars are widespread around the country, bans on smoking outdoors have been less common outside California.

Last year, Maine adopted a smoke-free law for beaches and parks, but no other state has outlawed cigarettes in its entire park system as California is proposing to do, according to the group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, which tracks such measures. ...


Smoking law drags some places down
Roanoke Times, March 20, 2010

... Virginia's maximum fine of $25 is one of the lowest, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a California-based organization that tracks the ...


Smoking ban at state parks nears legislative OK
Contra Costa Times, March 19, 2010

If the legislation eventually is signed into law, California would be the first state to ban smoking throughout its entire park system, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that tracks such bans. Similar smoking bans are being considered in Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York, according to the American Cancer Society. …


Anti-smokers' next frontier: state parks
San Diego Union Tribune, March 18, 2010

... However, no state Legislature has outlawed smoking across an entire parks system, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights in Berkeley.

“California has a chance to be the first,” she said. “If it passes a law that makes all of the state beaches and state parks smoke-free, it will set the tone for other states to follow.” ...



Score One for Smokers at State Parks
NBC Bay Area, March 18, 2010

... If the legislation eventually is signed into law, California would be the first state to ban smoking throughout its entire park system, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that tracks such bans. ...

Bill to ban smoking in California state parks and beaches falls short
San Jose Mercury News, March 18, 2010

…the legislation eventually is signed into law, California would be the first state to ban smoking throughout its entire park system, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that tracks such bans. Similar smoking bans are being considered in Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York, according to the American Cancer Society.

Nationwide, nearly 100 cities prohibit smoking at beaches, and more than 400 local governments ban at municipal parks. …


Update: state rejects parks smoking ban
BY VIK JOLLY AND BRIAN JOSEPH
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

A bill banning smoking at state parks failed on the assembly floor on Thursday. ...

If the legislation eventually is signed into law, California would be the first state to ban smoking throughout its entire park system, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that tracks such bans. ...


Calif. considers smoking ban at all state parks
Seattle Times, March 18, 2010

"Many of these laws often start at the local level first," said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


New Interactive Tobacco Policy Map Launched
JoinTogether.org - March 15, 2010

The RWJF Tobacco Map uses data from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights and will be updated as new information ...


FDA Tobacco Advisory Committee: 6 Jokers In A Stacked Deck
OfficialWire, March 10, 2010

As a member of the board of the extremist Americans for Nonsmokers Rights-- a well-known anti-smoker group – Ms. Henderson's perspective is hardly ...


Smoking ban alienates students
Boise State University The Arbiter Online, March 7, 2010

The American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation estimates there are at least 381 completely smoke-free college campuses in the United States as of January. ...


CU won't ban outdoor smoking on Boulder campus
Colorado Daily, March 2, 2010

Nationwide, there are at least 381 colleges and universities that are smoke-free indoors and out, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation ...


University of Maine is going tobacco-free
WCSH-TV, March 1, 2010

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF), there are nearly 400 colleges and universities across the country that have already taken ...


Smoking ban complaints drop in Ohio
Dayton Daily News - Feb 28, 2010

Ohio is one of 19 states with full smoking bans in workplaces, restaurants and bars, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. ...


West Carrollton sports bar subject of 95 complaints
Dayton Daily News, February 27, 2010

Ohio is one of 19 states with full smoking bans in workplaces, restaurants and bars, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. ...


DENNEY: Your Turn: Berkeley 's smoking regulations are ridiculous
Inside Bay Area, 2010-02-20
Carol Denney Guest commentary

Berkeley's current proposal for smoking restrictions in multiunit housing is so full of loopholes that it reads like a tobacco industry dream. . . .

When the tobacco industry targets the gay community or the African-American community, people object. Targeting homeless and mentally disabled people gets little such reaction.

Tobacco industry rhetoric is prevalent in the discussions of Berkeley 's recent, embarrassing proposal.

Berkeley deserves to lose its leadership role in public health policy if it thinks a smoking section in multiunit housing can still be called "smoke-free." And "90 percent smoke-free" is a contradiction.

The tobacco industry once created cigarettes targeting homeless and mentally disabled people. Perhaps it's time to launch a special Berkeley brand called "irony." ...


Health Groups Ask Supreme Court to Authorize Financial Penalties on Tobacco ...
PR Newswire (press release) - Feb 19, 2010

The petition was filed by the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, the National ...


Smoking ban: Bars among target of smoking-ban effort
Orlando (FL) Sentinel, 2010-02-14
Fernando Quintero, Orlando Sentinel

Now, a new study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that a growing number of states are allowing local communities to pass smoke-free laws that are stricter than state law. If that trend continues, Florida may soon join other states where smoking is outlawed in all public places and businesses - including bars.

"It would kill off the bar business. End of story," predicted Jordan.

Currently, Florida is among 12 states that still have laws in place that block communities from passing more stringent smoke-free laws than state statutes. This practice is known as preemption. The CDC study found that from 2004 to 2009, the number of states with provisions preempting local smoke-free restrictions in at least one of three settings - government and private worksites, and restaurants - decreased from 19 to 12.


Kansans rally for statewide smoking ban, point to health benefits
Lawrence Journal World, February 9, 2010

By Karrey Britt A look at how smoke-free laws have increased during the past 10 years, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Without money or manpower, how will counties enforce the smoking ban?
The Independent Weekly, February 3, 2010

The State Division of Public Health did receive an $81,000 grant from the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation [sic], a California-based national lobbying [sic] ...


New smoking laws don't have much bite
Roanoke Times, Jan 31 2010

Virginia is one of 33 states that prohibit smoking in bars and restaurants, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a California-based organization ...


Cigars not burned out
Florida Today, January 30, 2010

... When Alex Wimberly thinks of cigars, he sees a rich tradition of growers and a segment of consumers who enjoy fine tobacco products and the history and culture behind them.

"It's the basis for a lot of conversation, a lot of good conversation," said Wimberly, who recently opened Cigars 90 Plus at 1220 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne.

Cigars also are the focus for a lot of talk about the drastic changes affecting the tobacco market.

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. .


Many campuses ban smoking
V Spectator, January 28, 2010

... smoking has, to date, been banned from or restricted heavily in at least 381 educational institutions, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


When sweeping smoking bans take effect next year, many bar patrons might not even notice the difference
By Keegan Hamilton
Riverfront Times, January 25, 2010

… "Health, lung and cancer associations that I deal with on a daily basis, they're saying, 'We have to oppose this,'" says Pat Lindsey, director of the Tobacco Prevention Center at Saint Louis University. "All the experts say, 'It's a bad ordinance. It has too many exemptions, and it's too hard to go back and fix it later.'" …

Bronson Frick, associate director of the San Francisco-based group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, says loopholes are common in smoke-free laws. The statewide ban in California, for instance, excludes "owner-operated" establishments ­ a technicality Frick says many businesses have exploited by "making every employee a .0001 percent owner" on paper. …


MOREDOCK: Read More About the Campaign for Clean Air
Charleston (SC) City Paper, 2010-01-20
Posted by Will Moredock on Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 11:11 PM | The Good Fight

My January 20 City Paper column was a farewell to Dan Carrigan, who has spearheaded South Carolina's drive for smokefree workplaces. Dan is leaving the state for New York City, but under his leadership we have passed smokefree ordinances in 30 counties and municipalities around the state.

But on his way out the door Dan wanted to leave us with a little more information that we can use in our argument for clean air and smart public health policy in S.C.

… Here is a report from Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, citing the Institute of Medicine study which confirms that smokefree laws reduce heart attacks. …


State receives failing grade
The Gamecock, January 19, 2010

The Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights group listed South Carolina as having the strongest local smoke-free laws in the country. Strickland states this is due ...


Study: Smoking ban beneficial
UI The Daily Iowan, January 19, 2010

Nationally, Iowa's smoking ban joins 33 other states with some sort of smoke free law, says the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


In Colorado, fighting to keep smoking onstage
Los Angeles Times, January 18, 2010

"They aren't allowed to use real guns. There's no reason they should be allowed to use cigarettes, because there's no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke," said Annie Tegen, senior program manager with Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


Kansas governor boosts smoking ban, but hurdles remain
Kansas City Star, January 14, 2010

...Twenty-four states ban smoking in restaurants and bars, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Ifs, Ands and Butts
Inside Higher Ed, January 12, 2010

Blame it on the rock stars.

A semester after instituting a campus-wide smoking ban, Boise State University is backtracking. Under an unpublicized exemption approved by officials last month, the university will allow smoking in designated areas at its Taco Bell Arena. It’s simply impractical to have to tell the likes of George Strait that he can’t have a cigar on stage, much less usher his roadies to the edges of campus for a smoke break, arena officials say. ...

... A wave of smoking bans took hold on college campuses last year, and now at least 381 institutions have all-out prohibitions or significant restrictions, according to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, a national lobbying group that pursues legislative restrictions on tobacco use. It’s of little surprise that colleges haven’t seen absolute compliance in the first years of their bans, and the policies are likely to garner more support over time, according to Liz Williams, project manager of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights

“It definitely becomes part of the culture, and self-enforcement and self-compliance is a major part of any smoke-free law, especially on campus,” she said. ...


Smoking no longer allowed on State Farm campuses
Bloomington Pantagraph, January 5, 2010

BLOOMINGTON ­ State Farm Insurance Cos. has made it a little easier for any employees who made new year’s resolutions to quit smoking.

State Farm’s headquarters and Corporate South campuses are now smoke-free, as of Jan. 1. While smoking indoors has been prohibited since 1994, the new policy snuffs out smoking outside buildings, in designated outside smoking areas and in parking areas. …

… No one tracks exactly how many business campuses have gone smoke-free, said Bronson Frick, associate director at Berkeley, Calif.-based Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. But it’s a relatively new development; the Atlanta, Ga.-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t institute its own campus policy until 2005. …


Hospital goes tobacco free
Steamboat Pilot, January 1, 2010

…As of today, the Yampa Valley Medical Center campus in Steamboat Springs is tobacco free, meaning tobacco use is prohibited on the property of the hospital, the Doak Walker Care Center, the GrandKids Child Care Center and the Medical Office Building. The ban includes smokeless tobacco and prohibits tobacco use anywhere on the campus, including in parking lots and private vehicles. …

... Hospitals are not the only campuses deciding in droves to go smoke free. More than 380 colleges across the nation have banned smoking everywhere on campus, including on sidewalks and other outdoor areas, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. ...


Patrons, restaurant owners expect changes for the better after ...
StarNewsOnline.com, January 1, 2010

…As of January 5, 32 states will have passed smoking bans in workplaces, restaurants or bars, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...