ANR in the News (2011)

About the proposed smoking ban
Indianapolis Star, December 31, 2011

...Smoking bans elsewhere

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 479 U.S. municipalities have 100 percent smoke-free workplaces, restaurants and bars. Hundreds more have less-restrictive smoking bans....


Indianapolis smoking ban reignited
Indianapolis Star, December 30, 2011

...According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 479 US municipalities have 100 percent smoke-free workplaces, restaurants and bars. ...



New NCTC rules ban tobacco products

Denton (TX) Record Chronicle, December 27, 2011

…Americans Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reports that as of January, there will be more than 600 college campuses that are 100 percent smoke-free. ...


Reston Smoking Ban Proposal No Burning Issue
WMAL 105.9 FM/AM 630: Stimulating Talk – Breaking News
WMAL.com - Dec 22, 2011

..."It's an online petition by the Americans for Non Smokers' Rights. There are about 58 signatures," Reston Association President Kathleen Driscoll-McKee told ...


Downtown Burlington outdoor smoking ban gains momentum
vtdigger.org, December 20, 2011
By Greg Guma

… Smoking bans vary widely across the US. According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, bans on smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars currently reach almost 80 percent of the US population, including residents in the 60 biggest cities. Some communities still don’t regulate smoking, but many ban it selectively. ...


Technomic Finds Restaurants Ready For New Year's Resolutions
PR Newswire, December 20, 2011

… If your New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, the restaurant industry can help you with that too. According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 75 percent of the U.S. population is covered by state and local laws that completely prohibit smoking in restaurants. ...


Winners, losers, and unanswered questions in smoke-free SA
San Antonio Current - December 13, 2011

... its sweeping smoking ban this summer, eager to make the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights list of smoke-free cities, the winners and losers were obvious. ...


Researcher finds university-wide smoking ban effective
The South End, December 11, 2011

By AMYRA WOODS | The South End More than 500 campuses have enacted 100 percent smoke-free policies, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation; ...


Healthy living: Comparing two studies
Stratford Star, December 8, 2011

The annual report, "America's Health Rankings: A Call to Action for Individuals ... the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


Smoking bans spread across SEC universities
The University of Alabama Crimson White, December 8, 2011

…According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights website, college students are one of the main targets for tobacco industries, who seek to add customers ...


Tobacco Settlement: report blasts use of funds
San Angelo (TX) Standard Times, December 7, 2011

... the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


Utah ranked 12th in spending for smoking prevention
Deseret News, December 6, 2011

... Promise to Our Children," from groups including the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Lung Association and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


Report: N.J. 43rd in anti-smoking effort
Asbury Park Press, December 5, 2011

… Wednesday's findings ­ also endorsed by the American Heart and Lung associations, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights ...


Wyoming 5th In Funding Tobacco Prevention Programs
Sheridan Media, December 5, 2011

It kills 400000 Americans each year, totaling $96 billion in medical bills. ... the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …


Eye on Boise: Boise smoking ban
Spokesman-Review - Dec 4, 2011

...According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which tracks smoke-free laws, as of Oct. 7, there were 479 US municipalities that banned smoking in ...


Ohio spending nothing to Curb use of tobacco: Settlement money has been diverted to other uses
Columbus Dispatch, December 1, 2011

… The CDC recommends that Ohio spend $145 million a year on tobacco prevention, according to the report by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. …


Smoking Policy Raises Questions
Central Florida Future, November 30, 2011

...There are currently at least 586 campuses that are currently smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Boise joins wave with smoking ban…
The Spokesman Review, November 30, 2011

... According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which tracks smoke-free laws, as of Oct. 7, there were 479 US municipalities that banned smoking in ...


New Report: States Slash Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs by 36 Percent
PR Newswire, November 30, 2011

... The report, titled "A Broken Promise to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 13 Years Later," was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Issued annually, the report assesses whether states have kept their promise to use tobacco settlement funds – expected to total $246 billion over the first 25 years – to fight tobacco use. ...


Okla. ranked 7th in funding anti-tobacco programs
KSWO - November 30, 2011

... American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


Dan Bernick: In support of a smoke-free campus
The Daily Pennsylvanian, November 29, 2011

Over 600,000 people die every year from secondhand smoke. Perhaps this is why nearly 600 United States colleges have already gone 100-percent smoke-free. Penn should follow their example and implement a tobacco-free campus. …


The Harbinger: No Smokers in College
my.hsj.org (FL) November 27, 2011

The number of colleges and universities that prohibit smoking are increasing According to Liz Williams, Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation project manager: "Students and faculty are questioning the role of tobacco in an educational setting and [decided] to discourage its use and exposure."


Bremerton parks board opted not to snuff out smoking
Kitsap Sun, November 25, 2011

As of Oct. 7, park smoking limits were in place in 1460 governments across the country, according to an American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation newsletter. ...


Less Asthma, Stroke, MI Seen in Wake of Smoke-Free Laws
Medscape - Nancy A. Melville - November 21, 2011

The results were presented here at the American Public Health ... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, and the ImpacTeen Smokeless States database. ...


UCLA to put lights out on cigarettes today with ban on smoking ...
Daily Bruin - Daniel Riesenbach - November 17, 2011

About 60 percent of US hospitals are entirely smoke-free, according to an October report published by the American Non-Smokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Philadelphia-area hospitals acting to curb smoking
Philadelphia Inquirer - Don Sapatkin -Â November 16, 2011

"Hospitals want to get in front on this as a health issue," said Bronson Frick, associate director of the Berkeley, Calif., advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights...


Our View: Olmsted County smoking ban produces healthy results
Post-Bulletin - November 16, 2011

The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation reports that 49 percent of the US population now resides in a city, county or state that bans smoking in all ...


Student-led initiative questions smoking policy
Campus Times, November 10, 2011

… As of Oct. 7, there were approximately 600 campuses that had gone 100 percent smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


MSU Considers Going Smoke Free
The Montclarion, November 9, 2011

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 12 college campuses in New Jersey have now implemented smoke-free air policies including Brookdale ...


Resolution calls for limits on smoking
Daily Trojan Online (CA) - Daniel Rothberg - November 8, 2011

... At least 586 colleges have adopted smoke-free campus policies as of Oct. 7, including schools with large campuses such as the University of Michigan and Oregon State University, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. ...


SGA not to support SHSU tobacco ban
SHSU Houstonian Online, October 2, 2011

... 530 college and university campuses have all-encompassing tobacco bans nation-wide, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Struggling bars request smoking ban exemptions
Springfield (MO) News-Leader, October 29, 2011

Add Ruthie's Bar and other struggling taverns to the list of businesses lobbying the City Council for exemptions from the 6-month-old smoking ban. …

… Meanwhile, smoking ban supporters such as One Air Alliance and the national group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights have sent letters opposing any change, which would require an unanimous vote of the council. ...


Hub unveils no smoking signs today in tot lots
Boston.com, October 28, 2011

... including 14 in Massachusetts, have enacted laws prohibiting smoking in public parks, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, ...


Tobacco-free policy proposed for campus
OSU - The Lantern, October 24, 2011

... There are 586 colleges and universities in the United States that have enacted smoke-free campuses, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation's website. OSU would be the eighth school in Ohio on this list. With this plan, additionally, OSU would not allow chewing tobacco. ...


Group pushes tobacco-free campus
Minnesota Daily, October 18, 2011

... and universities have enacted 100 percent smoke-free campus policies — up from 160 in 2008, according to the American for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


SUNY Canton Going Tobacco-Free in 2013
ReadMedia (press release) - Suny Canton - October 14, 2011

… According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF), there are smoke-free colleges and universities in virtually every state. Arkansas and Iowa have instituted statewide bans at all their public colleges and universities. Other examples include the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Michigan, the University of Florida, Oklahoma State University, Purdue University and the University of North Dakota. Well over 300 colleges and universities across the country have adopted tobacco-free policies. ...


BU could join hundreds of campuses in smoking crackdown
Boston Globe, October 13, 2011

... Nationally, at least 586 colleges and universities, have banned smoking entirely on their campuses in the past several years, according to the Berkeley, Calif., -based American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. ...


Smoking or Non-Smoking?
Sandspur (FL) - October 11, 2011

...Statistics such as one from no-smoke.org, which indicates an approximately 30 percent smoking rate among college students, makes the topic hard to ignore. ...


Leading National Smoke-Free Advocacy Group Endorses Melina Kennedy ...
MarketWatch (press release) October 5, 2011

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is a member-based 501 (c) 4 national lobbying organization, dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry ...


Student trustee looks to snuff out cigarettes on campus
Daily Illini October 3, 2011

... an initiative that would add the University to the list of 530 college campuses with smoke-free policies, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ..


Stogie Guys Friday Sampler No. 258
Stogie Guys Online Cigar Magazine - September 30, 2011

At least 530 US colleges and universities enforce a complete campus ban, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Clearing the Air: Tobacco Control Advocates Meet this Week
RWJF New Public Health September 26, 2011

The CDC has identified reducing tobacco use as a winnable battle, given that it is a major cause of preventable death and we know what works to prevent it. Giving everyone the opportunity to breathe smoke-free air – through smoke-free workplaces, bars and restaurants – is is a key strategy. If some of the 52 percent of Americans currently living in areas with no smoke-free indoor air laws or partial smoke-free laws find themselves with more places to breathe freely this year, they may want to thank the 150 advocates, researchers and funders meeting this week at “Clearing the Air: An Institute for Policy Advocacy VII,” a tobacco control policy advocacy retreat held by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation


Since January, 50 smoking fines given
ASU Herald - September 26, 2011

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are now at least 530 smoke-free campuses in the United States. Student on-campus housing …


McHenry County College goes tobacco-free Oct. 1
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald, 2011-09-24
Elena Ferrarin

You could say that McHenry County College is blazing a trail among suburban community colleges without benefit of lighting a match.

A total of 530 postsecondary schools, from trade schools to four-year universities, had smoke-free campuses as of July 1, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director for Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. That’s out of more than 6,600 postsecondary schools in the country, according to 2009 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.


Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Food & Beverage Litigation Update
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - September 23, 2011

Nevertheless, US Senator Charles Schumer (DN.Y.) has already weighed in on .... past president and executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …


Students split over possible smoking ban
Daily Trojan Online, September 21, 2011

As of July 2011, at least 530 colleges have adopted 100 percent smoke-free campus policies, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Study: Smoking rate drops among students at Indiana University ($$)
The Herald-Times (subscription) - Dann Denny - September 15, 2011

The study compared smoking behaviors and attitudes among students at Indiana University, which went smoke-free on Jan. 1, 2008; with those of students at ... Seo said he hopes the study will cause more universities and colleges to adopt smoke-free policies. According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights there are now 530 smoke-free college campuses in the US “We are happy there are so many campuses with ...


Colleges Have Right to Ban Smoking
The Breeze - September 14, 2011

There is a new phenomenon occurring in the college community. As of July 2011, more than 530 college campuses across the nation banned all forms of smoking. Some of these colleges include the University of Florida, Towson University, the University of Michigan and the University of Kentucky, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


College campuses stomp out smoking
Metro.us -September 14, 2011

Are campus-wide smoking bans a great way to curb tobacco use or a violation of rights? ... according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. …


Smoking ban clears the air
Boise State University The Arbiter Online, September 8, 2011

…According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, College of Southern Idaho and Brigham Young University-Idaho are the only other two colleges in the ...


Bridgewater State smoking ban is for everyone - no exceptions
Boston Globe - Christine Legere - September 8, 2011

News of the decision to ban smoking at Bridgewater State University circulated via a college newspaper last April. Written comments to “The BSU Reporter'' ...


College Campuses Clear the Air
Students return to smoke-free campuses
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 2011-09-07

Prohibitions on smoking in residence halls, classrooms and other indoor spaces have long been common, but increasingly, students and faculty have advocated for -- and won -- smoke-free policies that apply anywhere on campus, including outdoor spaces such as athletic stadiums and parking lots. Among the smoke-free venues are all 33 campuses in the Arkansas state university system, and the 23 campuses of the City University of New York. ... See the full list of smoke-free campuses ....


Colleges tell smokers, 'You're not welcome here'
CNN - Stephanie Steinberg - August 31, 2011

… An increasing number of colleges adopted smoke-free or tobacco-free policies in the past few years, according to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation Project Manager Liz Williams. In the past year alone, 120 campuses were added to the smoke-free list. …


Community groups ponder a healthier Missouri
News-Press Now - August 30, 2011

… The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANRF) presented the workshop, which was funded through St. Joseph’s Social Innovation Missouri grant. ANRF program manager Dan Carrigan spoke on the total community, whole-health approach to problems, from smoke-free air to obesity to access to fresh produce. ...


Frederick resident: Let's just ban everything in parks
Washington Post (blog) - Michael S. Rosenwald - August 30, 2011

I'm talking about banning or restricting smoking in public parks. Now the city of Frederick is ... An organization called The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation ­ not surprisingly located in Berkeley, Calif. ­ counts 534 US municipalities with smoking ...


Bills honored with Health Advocate Award for smoke-free policy
Buffalo Bills, August 27, 2011

The Buffalo Bills join a growing number of major league sports facilities that have adopted smoke-free policies. In the past, tobacco companies used sports stadiums to market their addictive products. Today, the Buffalo Bills are demonstrating that providing a smoke-free environment creates a healthy and safe experience for their fans to enjoy.


Move Over Joe Camel -- Plastics Lobby Targets Kids in Textbooks
Huffington Post, August 26, 2011

… According to the American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation, 79.6% of the US population lives with a ban on smoking in "workplaces, and/or restaurants, ...


Frederick, Md., considers banning smoking in all city parks
Washington Post - August 24, 2011

... The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation of Berkeley, Calif., says at least 534 US municipalities have smoke-free park laws. ...


BREATHE EASY: Tobacco free campus: Enforcement should not be a ...
Christian County Headliner News (MO) - August 24,2011

... The Americans for Non-Smokers Rights Foundation website indicates that as of July 2011, approximately 12 percent of America's colleges and universities are ...


Guide to S.A. 2011: Planning expected to yield to actual work on big projects
By Josh Baugh
San Antonio Express, August 22, 2011

... will be prohibited in those places, and San Antonio will qualify as a “smoke-free city” under criteria set by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


University of Mary latest school to ban smoking and tobacco on campus
Bismarck Tribune, August 21, 2011

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation says at least 530 colleges nationwide are smoke free, while the American Lung Association of Oregon says at least ...


New IU Health policy: You can't smoke at work or on off-campus break
Indianapolis Star, Aug 12, 2011 | By Shari Rudavsky shari.rudavsky@indystar.com

Grabbing a smoke while on a lunch break soon will be a thing of the past for Indiana University Health employees ­ even if they are miles from the tobacco-free campus. Beginning Aug. 22, workers at IU Health's Downtown hospitals will not be allowed to smoke or use smokeless tobacco products during their work days. It is one of the most restrictive smoking policies in the nation.

IU Health's campuses have been smoke-free since 2005. But with research pointing to the dangers of so-called third-hand smoke -- tobacco contaminants that remain on smokers' bodies -- the hospital system strengthened the policy.

... Policies like these ignore the fact that smoking is an addiction, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director for Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Her organization supports smoke-free policies but not those that mandate people never smoke or quit.

"This policy gets a little close to that line," Hallett said. "Tobacco companies make cigarettes to be highly addictive so it's very challenging to require that people never smoke at any point in time." ...


Claflin to become smoke-free campus
The Tand D.com, August 12, 2011

… According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Claflin will join some other South Carolina institutions with the smoking ban: Aiken Technical College, Francis Marion University, Lander University, USC Upstate, the Piedmont Technical College System and York Technical College. ...


Bus stops won't be haven for smokers
San Antonio Express, August 8, 2011

… In the United States, 468 communities have laws that ban smoking in the workplace, restaurants and bars, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

Of those communities, 138 outlaw smoking at outdoor transit facilities.

A total of 217 U.S. cities have smoke-free outdoor transit areas, said ANR Executive Director Cynthia Hallett.

“It's just a matter of folks beginning to understand that when you're in a small space like that, where people congregate, it is still shared air,” Hallett said. ...


Some hold breath as smoke ban nears
San Antonio Express - Josh Baugh - August 3, 2011

... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is poised to add San Antonio to its gold standard list of smoke-free cities, program manager Annie Tegen said. …


Study Finds Smoke-free Laws Don't Impact Rural or Urban Economies
iSurfHopkins.com, July 30, 2011

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (7/30/11) - In a recent study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Ellen Hahn, professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and Mark Pyles, assistant professor of finance in the School of Business at the College of Charleston, found smoke-free legislation does not negatively influence local economies in either rural or urban communities. This is true regardless of whether the law is enacted at the state or local level. …

… According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, as of July 1, 2011, approximately 48 percent of the U.S. population was protected by local or statewide smoke-free laws that cover virtually all indoor worksites including bars and restaurants. Twenty-three states, along with Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., and 468 municipalities have comprehensive smoke-free legislation covering all workplaces, restaurants and bars. ...


Beverage Industry Calls Anti-Soda Campaign 'Misleading'
Santa Clara County says the health benefits of water over soda are "well documented"
Bay Citizen, July 29, 2011

...Gindlesperger said he resented the comparison to the tobacco industry. “It’s beyond a stretch to try to compare the soft drink industry to tobacco,” he said. “You can be a healthy person and have a soft drink, the same can’t be said for smoking. And beyond that, I’ve never heard of anyone getting sick from second-hand soda.”

“This is not even close to a tobacco tactic. Other organizations and groups, even the media, use public records request to get information. If anything, we’re taking a page from the media playbook,” Gindlesperger explained.

But Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, said that the tobacco industry has a long history of making such requests to fight anti-smoking efforts, and she provided documentation dating back to the early 90s to prove it.

“It’s a bad case of déjà vu,” she said of the requests public health department are now facing about their anti-soda campaigns. “I’ve been working on smoke-free issues for 20 years. The use of public records requests is absolutely a strategy used by the opposition to intimidate, distract and deter. I’m not surprised to hear this is happening again now with the food and nutrition policy efforts.” ...


Smoke-free campus: Troy University bans all tobacco use, beginning ...
Montgomery Advertiser - Amanda Sowards- July 27, 2011

As of July 1, there were at least 530 smoke-free colleges in the US, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Founda tion. In Alabama, there are two …


College of Marin makes transition to smoke-free campus
Marin Independent-Journal - Rob Rogers- July 26, 2011

In fact, about 530 colleges and universities nationwide have banned all smoking on campus, according to the Berkeley-based American Nonsmokers' Rights …


Eco-friendly cigarette ads make tobacco foes fume
USA Today -Wendy Koch -July 26, 2011

A green cigarette? New magazine ads touting cigarettes with "additive-free" organic tobacco use the term "eco-friendly," prompting anti-smoking activists to fume. ...


Reynolds American Deceives Consumers by Marketing American Spirit Cigarettes As "Eco-Friendly"
PR Newswire (press release) - July 25, 2011

Statement of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and Legacy

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Reynolds American tobacco company is once again deceiving consumers by running magazine ads that describe its Natural American Spirit cigarettes as "eco friendly." This is yet another attempt by a tobacco company to downplay how deadly and addictive cigarettes truly are, this time by marketing a cigarette brand as environmentally friendly. Consumers should not be deceived: There is nothing healthy or environmentally responsible about Natural American Spirit cigarettes or any cigarettes. ...


Valencia to ban smoking on all campuses
Orlando Sentinel, July 23, 2011

As of July 1, there were at least 530 smoke-free colleges in the United States, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Group hits roadblock on tougher smoking ordinance
Augusta Chronicle - Tom Corwin -July 19, 2011

... restaurants and bars, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ... "This actually gives ustime to meet with the commission and hopefully to make …


CEBALLOS: Secondhand smoke is first-rate problem
Central Florida Future, 2011-07-17
Andy Ceballos Opinions Editor

Some people have proposed the idea of designated smoking areas as a possible solution. This would require public locations to set up shelters that will need to be cleaned on a regular basis. … Florida's enclosed workplaces, including restaurants and public places, are smoke-free because of a state constitutional amendment passed in 2003, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …


Board of Health endorses extended smoking ban
The Augusta Chronicle - Tom Corwin - July 12, 2011

Advocates such as the American Cancer Society have formed a coalition that is ... in bars and restaurants by American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Smoking is now the Number One Cause of Preventable Death
Rapid News Network - July 12, 2011

Cigarette smoke can add to the woes of even non-smokers. According to Americans for Non-smoker's Rights, an estimated 53000 people die each year from the ...


College campuses go smoke free
Selma Times-Journal, July 8, 2011

…The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reports nearly 60 college campuses around the US have already enacted smoke-free policies. ...


Ex-tobacco CEO is UF trustee
Gainesville Sun, July 3, 2011

…There are now about 500 smoke-free or tobacco-free campuses nationwide, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


UF's tobacco-free policy succeeds in first year
University of Florida News, June 30, 2011

... among about 500 smoke-free or tobacco-free campuses nationwide, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. While no citations are issued ...


Algunos lugares EE UU prohiben incluso cigarrillos electrónicos
El Nacional.com - June 30, 2011

Sin embargo, la American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, organización que ha ayudado a los estados y ciudades a esbozar leyes sobre las prohibiciones al tabaco, incluye los cigarrillos electrónicos en su legislación modelo, debido a los temores sobre si ...


MMA bans smoking completely
Cape Cod Times, June 29, 2011

... Cod Community College, and Salem State University ­ had barred smoking from their campuses, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Good news: Mississippi sets new health record
WLOX, June 28, 2011

… Cynthia Hallett has been the Executive Director for the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights group since 1997. Each year, the organization gives an award to the state that passes the most 100 percent smoke free laws.

"Americans for Nonsmokers Rights always wants to give recognition for those who work diligently to pass these 100 percent smoke free laws that are designed to protect worker health and patron health," said Hallett.

But getting those laws passed can be tricky.

"It's not necessarily easy to pass a smoke free law," Hallett explained. "It's the right thing to do, but it's a very politically charged issue to work on because you're up against such a big opponent. The tobacco companies do not want these smoke free laws to pass." ...


Cigarette packs to carry grisly new warning labels
APP.com, June 21, 2011


FDA issues graphic cigarette labels
USA Today, 2011-06-21
Gary Strauss, USA TODAY

...Anti-smoking laws restrict or ban smoking in 35 states and 3,270 municipalities, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, an advocacy group based in Berkeley, Calif....


Reston Smoking Ban Proposal No Burning Issue
WMAL.com - Mark Weaver - June 21, 2011

"It's an online petition by the Americans for Non Smokers' Rights. There are about 58 signatures," Reston Association President Kathleen Driscoll-McKee told ...


Reston could ban public smoking
Washington Examiner, June 19, 2011

… The petition's anonymous crafters have reached out to Berkeley, Calif.-based Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights for help in promoting the cause, according to the organization. They cite scientific evidence connecting second-hand smoke with cancer and other health ailments, in addition to problems with air pollution, fire hazards and litter. ...


IHS Awards Navajo Nation President for his Smoking Ban
Indian Country Today Media Network.com, June 16, 2011

… Shelly has also received the 2011 National Smokefree Gaming Award from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation at the National Smokefree Gaming Symposium ...


Smoking Banned in White Plains Parks
Smoking will be prohibited 19 of the City's outdoor spaces in 29 days.
Patch.org, 2011-06-07
Dina Sciortino

It will soon be illegal for you to light up a smoke in 19 of the City's outdoor spaces. In a month, local children will never again have to scurry by a stinky cigarette while playing at aWhite Plains park. According to the Americans For Non-Smokers' Rights' website, cigarette butts are harmful to the environment since there are 1.69 billion pounds of cigarette ...


Electronic Cigarettes Face Smoking Bans
CSNews Online, June 6, 2011

As the Associated Press reported, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation includes eCigs in its model legislation that help states and municipalities ...


E-cigs: No smoke, but some areas are banning them
The Associated Press, June 4, 2011

…Still, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, a group that has helped states and localities draft laws on smoking bans, includes electronic cigarettes in its model legislation due to the fears over the safety of the devices.

"They raise significant health concerns for us. We don't know what is in the vapor mist, we don't know what else is in the contents of that electronic cigarette," said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. "The good news is more research being done. ... We may learn more, and if in the end they're safe, we'll have to revisit."

But she said that to be allowed in places where regular cigarettes are banned, electronic cigarettes wouldn't just have to be safer; they'd have to "do no harm." …


Anti-smoking groups in Costa Rica draw attention to smoking ban bill
Tico Times, June 3, 2011

…According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, based in the US, 23 US states, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have passed legislation to be ...


Nonsmoking laws stir a hot debate regarding personal freedoms
Ventura County Reporter - Shane Cohn - June 2, 2011

… The California Air Resources Board has already declared secondhand smoke to be a toxic air contaminant, and groups like Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR) are actively lobbying for smoke-free environments. “A lot of these policies are not just about secondhand smoke exposure, but environmental health protection and establishing healthy communities,” said Liz Williams, project manager for ANR. ...


New York Mayor nips it in the butt
e-Travel Blackboard (press release) - May 25, 2011

According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation 79.4 percent of America's population is covered by local and state laws banning smoking. …


Huele las flores... No fumes
El Mundo.es - May 24, 2011

Huele las flores… No fumes. La se apareci ell lunes, como un brote tard de primavera, en los 1.700 parques de Nueva York, donde encender un …



NYC's Outdoor Smoking Ban: A Minor Victory for Runners
Daily Views at Runnersworld.com, May 24, 2011

... Massachusetts and New Jersey) that have banned smoking on public beaches, according to data from the advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


Smoke free at NIC
Coeur d'Alene Press, May 24, 2011

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation has a list of 500 campuses, that as of April, are 100 percent smoke-free. ...


New York City outdoor smoking ban begins
CNN International, May 23, 2011

"These smoke-free laws start at a local level," said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "They are based on community ...



NYC Smoking Ban in Parks, Beaches Goes Into Effect
ABC News, May 23, 2011

... the American Lung Association monitors each state's legislative efforts to ... director for the advocacy group, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...



OUR VIEW: Alabama Legislature dragging its feet on passing a ...
The Birmingham News - al.com, May 21, 2011

... restaurant and bar laws, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, in a story reported by News staff writer Jeff Hansen. ...


President Shelly receives 2011 Smoke Free Gaming Award
Native News Network, May 10, 2011

...Cynthia Hallett, National Smokefree Gaming Symposium organizer and Executive Director of the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation presented President Shelly with the award. ...


Beach smoking ban snuffed
Boston Globe, May 8, 2011

Nationwide, more than 100 communities have smoke-free beach laws, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, based in California. ...


Community college OKs stricter smoking rules
KC Community News, May 3, 2011

... than 500 universities and colleges in the United States that have enacted smoke-free policies, according to the American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation. ...


Jefferson County mounts new push for comprehensive smoke-free laws
The Birmingham News - al.com, April 28, 2011

... Only 3.4 percent of Alabamians live in communities with totally smoke-free workplace, restaurant and bar laws, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Travel Q&A: Smoke-free vacation not impossible on bus, cruise
San Jose Mercury News, April 23, 2011

Berkeley-based Americans for Nonsmokers Rights provides valuable information about nonsmoking options in airports, hotels, rental cars, trains and more. Details: 510-841-3032; www.no-smoke.org. ...


Nine worst states for nonsmokers
CBS News, April 22, 2011

Keep clicking as Bronson Frick of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights details the situation in nine states where weak smoke-free laws and low cigarette taxes ...


Cigar smokers seeking right to smoke in public
NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 20, 2011

As quests for freedom go, it's not exactly the fight against apartheid in South Africa. But cigar smokers around the country are fed up with smoking bans that prevent them from enjoying stogies in cigar bars with friends. ...

Annie Tegen of Seattle, program manager for Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said they oppose any effort to weaken smoking bans.

"The public loves this law," Tegen said. "There is no reason to weaken this law and put our workers at risk." ...


Wilkins eyes policy on tobacco in its parks
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Tory N. Parrish - Apr 16, 2011

Furthermore, 507 US municipalities, from Trafford to Los Angeles to Secaucus, NJ, have snuffed out smoking at parks completely, not just in tobacco-free zones, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. …


Don’t Even Think About Smoking Here
New York Times, 2011-04-15
CHRISTINE LAGORIO

THERE'S a new accreditation on the block. Campuses eager to flaunt their smoke-free status can apply for certification by the health-education organization Bacchus Network. The nonprofit offers three levels of certification -- silver, gold or diamond. ...

Campuses that have officially put out their cigarette butts aren’t rare. According to the American Lung Association, 259 are tobacco free (no chew, snuff). The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation lists 466 campuses that ban just smoking on university grounds. …


Bar's decision to go smoke free kindles indoor smoking debate
Billings Gazette, April 15, 2011

CODY, Wyo. ­ It's early evening at the Silver Dollar Bar in downtown Cody, where one thing is noticeably missing. It's not the imported gin or spiced rum, but rather the cigarette smoke. …

… Annie Tegen, senior program manager for Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, based in Berkeley, Calif., said the business rights argument is a tired one that hasn't stood up in other states.

Public health and clean indoor air have a priority, she said, as demonstrated in the proliferation of indoor smoking bans in cities across the United States and beyond.

"When we hear the rights argument, it's like saying restaurants don't have to follow sanitation laws," Tegen said. "If there was another toxin in the air, the restaurant would be shut down. We don't feel secondhand smoke is any different than any other toxin."

As of February, 38 states including Montana, Colorado, Utah, South Dakota and Nebraska had enacted some kind of ban on smoking in public places. More than 3,270 municipalities have also enacted some form of local law restricting where smoking is permitted. …


Bemidji State bans tobacco use across campus
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Paul Walsh - April 14, 2011

According to the 35-year-old American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, many college campuses in Minnesota have adopted tobacco-free policies. They include: Bethel University, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, St. Catherine University, University of ...


Rolling back state smoking ban would be a first in U.S.
McDonough Voice, April 1, 2011

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois House’s vote last week to exempt casinos from the 2008 Smoke Free Illinois Act could lead to a first in the nation’s history – the first time a state has weakened a statewide smoking ban. …

... While some states have strengthened their smoke-free laws since their passing, none have gone back to repeal sections of such a law or to carve out exemptions, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a national anti-smoking lobbying group.

“In nearly every case, once laws (smoking bans) are enacted, they are extremely popular with the public and they don’t want to give them up,” said Annie Tegen, senior program manager for the group. ...


Mitchell: Bar smoke not Springield's best feature
Springfield News-Leader, March 31, 2011

...A ban on smoking in public places is not new. In fact, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, almost 80 percent of the country has gone smoke-free in bars and restaurants. Look at several comparable cities in Missouri -- Columbia, Jefferson City, Independence -- and you'll find communities that get it. ...


America's smokiest cities (slideshow)
CBSNews, March 28, 2011

Today most people have heard the statement "secondhand smoke kills." According to a California EPA Report, we now know that 53,800 people die every year from secondhand smoke exposure.

Still many cities still have little or no smoke-free regulations and workers and patrons of restaurants and bars are exposed to secondhand smoke everyday across the U.S.

Where you might ask? From the help of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, here's a list of some of the most smoker friendly cities in America. …


Springfield ban would be among state's strictest
Springfield (MO) News-Leader, 2011-03-26

…Like the ordinances going before voters in Cape Girardeau, O'Fallon and Webb City, the Springfield proposal is based on model language distributed by Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights, a California-based lobbying organization ...


Fate of airport smoking lounges a community matter
CNN International, March 25, 2011

… But ventilation systems do not eliminate the hazards of second-hand smoke, a 2006 Surgeon General's report found, leading public health advocacy groups to support a zero tolerance policy.

"We're optimistic that the trend is still going toward 100% smoke free, like the airlines. The question is who will be the last?" said Cynthia Hallet, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a California-based lobbying group. "The bottom line is this is a health issue. We know what smoking and second-hand smoke can do to us, and the safest policy is a smoke-free policy."

Hallet said she would like to "see some leadership" on the issue from the nation's busiest airport. Instead, Atlanta's airport takes the lead in the number of airport smoking lounges, 11 spread out over 6 concourses, in the name of customer service. …


UGA will curb smoking, but won't ban it entirely
Online Athens, March 24, 2011

Nationwide, nearly 450 colleges and universities have completely banned smoking, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...



UGA passes smoking ban

Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 24, 2011

About a dozen colleges in Georgia and more than 400 nationwide have banned smoking, according to the American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation. …



Senate Panel to Consider Smoking Ban

93.1 WIBC Indianapolis, March 23, 2011

The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation says 23 of them require bars, restaurants and workplaces to be smoke-free, although some of those 23 do exempt ...


Boise State institutes three-stage penalties for campus smokers
Idaho Reporter - Mitch Coffman - March 17, 2011

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 466 schools now have a campus-wide ban for smoking. While BSU's smoking ban has been in effect since fall semester 2009, additional enforcement procedures were implemented this spring semester ...


Smokeless Campus Campaign Progresses
Fort Smith Times Record, March 13, 2011

According to the list maintained by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 12 Oklahoma campuses, public and private, have enacted smoke-free policies. ...


Statement on Passage of Smoke-Free Workplace Bill Out of House ...
PR Newswire, March 9, 2011

Our members include the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action ... American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, ...


Air battle: Four Missouri cities considering smoking bans next month
Southeast Missourian, March 6, 2011

Both sides have been gearing up for the April 5 election for months, the day local voters will end the debate about whether a smoking ban will pass in the city …

According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, nearly 48 percent of the entire US population already live under bans in all workplaces, ...


Myers, Russell: Smoking-ban proposal isn't about health
Springfield (MO) News-Leader, 2011-03-06
David Myers and Larry Russell represent Live Free Springfield, www.livefreespringfield.com.

It's not about health. The April 5 general election will have a proposal on the ballot to ban smoking in all workplaces and public places within Springfield. The petition was initiated by Clean Air Springfield, but it was not a local idea. A national organization, Americans for Non-Smokers Rights from California www.no-smoke.org is actually behind the petition. ...


Testimony on Positive Impact of Smoke-Free Workplace Legislation ...
PR Newswire, March 3, 2011

Secondhand smoke kills 46000 Americans due to heart disease and 3400 Americans due to lung ... American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, ...


Should Missouri ban inmates from smoking?
KRCG - Lucas Bond - March 2, 2011

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 13 states currently prohibit the use of all tobacco products both indoors and outdoors on the ..


New York Colleges Hope to Curb Student Smoking
Marist College The Circle, February 24, 2011

…According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, schools with this policy across the United States are numbering at least 466. ...


Tobacco Companies Fight Government's Efforts to Make Them Tell the ...
DigitalJournal.com, February 24, 2011

... of a decades-long conspiracy to deceive and defraud the American people, ... American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and National ...


Mo. lawmaker seeks smoking ban on prison grounds
CNBC.com, February 23, 2011

…The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation says 13 states currently prohibit the use of all tobacco products inside and outdoors on the grounds of ...


John Packham: Show me the data of smoking ban's negative impact
Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal, 2011-02-22
John Packham

As the evidence that exposure to secondhand smoke endangers the health of nonsmokers has accumulated, a number of states and communities in the U.S. during the past decade have eliminated smoking in workplaces and public places. ...

When the so-called "economic" case is being made for reversing provisions of the clean indoor air act, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights suggest five simple questions that need to be asked to determine whether a tobacco-related economic impact assessment is a legitimate study or one funded and created by the tobacco industry or its allies. …


Some spend more time shopping for a flight than flying
Los Angeles Times, February 21, 2011

… Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a letter to Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) this month that he plans to amend airline regulations in the spring, making it clear that electronic cigarettes fall under the smoking ban.

The nonprofit group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights applauded LaHood's decision. If e-cigarettes are allowed on planes, tobacco smokers may be confused into thinking they can smoke too, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the group.

Health effects of e-cigarettes are still unclear, she said. "There are certainly a lot of questions with e-cigarettes." ...


Has NYC gone too far by banning smoking in parks?
CNBC.com, February 20, 2011

… The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation counted more than 450 municipalities with policies of smoke-free parks and more than 200 with smokeless beaches, ...


Avis Budget smoke free policy honoured
Car Rentals, February 19, 2011
By Doug Smith

…Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights director Cynthia Hallett said that Avis Budget had pioneered non-smoking policies in the industry. ...


New smoking ban hits House
JON MILTIMORE
Minnesota State News, February 18, 2011

St. Paul -- Smokers might have little to fear about a new tobacco tax this year, but that doesn't mean they should rest easy. A bipartisan bill introduced in the House this week would make it a crime for a driver or passenger in a motor vehicle to smoke in the presence of a child less than 16 years-old.

Cynthia Hallet, executive director of Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, said more states should consider smoke-free vehicle legislation, noting the dangers of second-hand smoke.

"A car is an incredibly small space,"said Hallet, in a phone interview Friday. ...


More hotels go completely smoke-free
USA Today, February 17, 2011

"The smoke-free hotel trend has finally caught up with the rest of the movement," says Bronson Frick, associate director of the Americans for Nonsmokers' ...


Rental cars also going smoke-free
USA Today, February 17, 2011

… The Avis Budget Group on Feb. 9 was named winner of the National Smoke-Free Business Award for its September 2009 decision to ban smoking in rental vehicles.

The award was presented by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, an organization formed in 1976 that's dedicated to promoting "people's right to breathe clean air in the workplace and enclosed public spaces." …


Smoke-free lodgings
USA Today, February 17, 2011

Smoking is prohibited indoors at more than 12,900 U.S. hotels, motels and other lodgings; about a 55% increase since November 2008. Twenty-seven states have laws specifying the minimum percentage of non-smoking rooms. More than 700 cities and counties also have laws restricting smoking in rooms. … Sources: American Automobile Association, American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, USA TODAY analysis.


Lodgings soon to ban smoking
Timeshares Daily, February 17, 2011

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights associate director Bronson Frick says that “the smoke-free hotel trend has finally caught up with the rest of the movement. ...


Mo. lawmakers propose to ban tobacco use anywhere on prison grounds
fox4kc.com, February 17, 2011

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 13 states currently prohibit the use of all tobacco products both indoors and outdoors on the ...


MGM Grand Should Immediately Rescind Fee to Guarantee Non-Smoking Room
PR Newswire (press release) - February 16, 2011

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas should immediately rescind the new $20 per day fee it is charging customers to "guarantee" ...


Avis Nonsmoking Policy Recognized
By Dottie Hanan Smith
Automotive Discovery, February 14, 2011

Avis Budge Group, Inc. has been announced the winner of the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights “National Smokefree Business Award”. …


Avis Budget given award for smoke free scheme
by Helen Young
Travel News, February 14, 2011

Global car hire firm Avis Budget group has been recognised for making its entire US and Canadian rental fleet smoke-free.

Campaign group Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights honoured the firm’s efforts last week by presenting it with the Smoke-Free Business Award for pioneering smoke-free policies in the car hire industry. …


Car hire provider honoured with smoke free award
Limo Broker News, February 15, 2011

The campaign group Americans for Non Smokers' Rights awarded the car hire provider with the accolade to recognise the efforts the company has made in ...


Councilors eye ban on smoking in city parks
Allston-Brighton TAB, February 15, 2011

According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, over 400 communities in the US have adopted policies for smoke-free parks in order to promote healthy, safe, ...


Bill proposes campus smoking ban
UNR The Nevada Sagebrush (registration) (blog) - Jessica Fryman - February 15, 2011

Assemblyman Paul Aizley is sponsoring a bill that would ban smoking on college campuses in Nevada. File Photo/Nevada Sagebrush Smoking could be banned on ...


Engrossing: Get off our butts
The Brandeis Hoot, February 11, 2011

… While the initial regulations on smoking were put in place to reduce smoking indoors in restaurants and other establishments are reasonable, these new pieces of legislation, proposing more widespread bans on tobacco use toe the line of insanity. The Times editorial agrees with me, asserting that while those who created this anti-tobacco legislation called their plan “a noble experiment. It turned into a civic disaster.”

While these smoking bans got their start in restaurants and establishments across the country and spread to major cities and tourist locales, college campuses are not far behind.

Teaming up with the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, more than 466 college campuses across the nation have jumped on the bandwagon of tobacco prohibition. ...


GW unveils anti-smoking campaign
The GW Hatchet, February 10, 2011

... Across the country, 466 colleges have instituted entirely smoke-free campus policies, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation last month. ... "Campuses usually are leaders on this issue, rather than a follower," Bronson Frick, associate director for ANRF, said. Frick said banning smoking on campus is a major national trend.


Whether by law or by choice, more hotels finding happier guests by ...

Hotel Interactive, Inc. - February 9, 2011

The most recent study from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation finds that 35 states and 430 cities have adopted indoor smoking bans for businesses,


Decision on smoking must weigh rights of all
Daily Beacon - February 9, 2011

All across the nation, universities are taking steps to limit, or even ban, smoking altogether on campuses. According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights


Smoking ban in parks proposed
Boston Globe - February 9, 2011

Roughly a dozen Massachusetts cities and towns prohibit smoking in parks, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, an educational group. ...


Avis Budget Group Honored for Pioneering Landmark Smoke-Free ...
Marketwire (press release) - February 9, 2011

The recognition from Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is an honor we proudly accept. We are also pleased to see that others in our industry have ...


Pharmacies: Promoting Health ... or Cancer?
Change.org, February 8, 2011

… Anti-smoking groups, including Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, California LGBT Tobacco Education Partnership and the Department of Public Health launched campaigns to fight back and the ban eventually passed. Richmond, CA and half a dozen cities in Massachusetts also have bans on selling tobacco in pharmacies ...


Entering the Smoke-Free Zone
Hotel News Resource - February 8, 2011

The most recent study from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation finds that 35 states and 430 cities have adopted indoor smoking bans for businesses, ...


Limited resources and enforcement difficulties make a total ban on ...
Daily Bruin, February 8, 2011

... joining more than 460 other colleges in enacting a total ban of smoking on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Mark Bennett: Nursing the Bill:
Terre Haute Tribune Star, February 6, 2011

... producer in the United States) have enacted statewide indoor smoking laws that include nursing homes, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


CSUN's smoking policies not enforced
Daily Sundial - Brian De Los Santos - February 6, 2011

A recent report from the American Nonsmokers' Rights, a non-profit organization, indicates 466 colleges and universities in the US have implemented full ...


Campuses slash smoking areas
Sioux Falls Argus Leader, February 5, 2011

…The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reports that nationally, 466 campuses have banned smoking or passed resolutions to do so, including Dakota ...


Public Health Groups Condemn Tobacco Companies for Trying to Delay ...
DigitalJournal.com, February 4, 2011

... American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and National African American Tobacco ...


Anti-Smoking Advocates Consider the Next Frontier
New York Observer, February 3, 2011

... Anti-smoking advocates say that despite the health risks to living in the same apartment building, they doubt that there is the political will to pass a law banning smoking in individual homes, but according to Bronson Frick, the associate director of Americans' for Nonsmokers Rights, municipalities are adding second-hand smoke to the Nuisance Code, which, if New York followed suit, would allow city residents to phone in complaints to 311 about their neighbors smoking much as they do now about loud music or barking dogs. "People want to have a healthier home environment," ...



New York poised to ban smoking in Central Park, Times Square
Christian Science Monitor, February 3, 2011

… “New York City has been a leader on smoke-free issues and a lot of other cities will follow,” says Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights in Berkeley, Calif. “What happens in New York tends to spread around the world.” ...



Advocates Applaud Council as it Extends Smoke-Free Protections to ...
ReadMedia, February 2, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (02/02/2011)(readMedia)-- Health advocates, environmentalists and parks activists joined City Council Speaker Christine Quinn today to applaud council members as they prepare to extend smoke-free policies to include parks, beaches, and pedestrian plazas. … Groups from around the city came together to support extending the smoke-free protections including Alianza Dominicana, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, the American Lung Association in New York, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, …


Raleigh bans smoking in public parks
The Daily Tar Heel, February 2, 2011

…Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said bans in other states have not required much intervention. “The reaction from other communities around the country is that these policies are popular and work well,” he said. Frick emphasized the need for signs to assure compliance. “Signs are important so that the people know that the policies are in place,” he said. “Otherwise it is hard to comply if people aren’t aware that it exists.” ...



Smoking ban for college compuses [sic] less productive than intended
Daily Bruin, February 2, 2011

…There are at least 466 campuses that have enacted 100 percent smoke-free policies, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Poll: Most Texans support smoke-free legislation
Plainview Daily Herald, February 2, 2011

…Smoke-Free Texas Coalition members include the American Cancer Society, American Heart ... American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, ...


Live Chat: Smoking and kids
Posted by Vance Lehmkuhl
Philly.com, February 2, 2011

[A chat with Liz Williams re: smokefree campuses and the smokefree movement in general.]


Raleigh passes ban on smoking in public parks
Greensboro News & Record, February 1, 2011
Associated Press

…A list compiled by a group called Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights shows Raleigh joins Boone as the only cities in North Carolina to ban smoking in parks. The group says nearly 500 municipalities across the country ban smoking in parks.



70 Percent of Texas Voters Support Law Making Bars, Restaurants ...
PR Newswire, February 1, 2011

"Exposure to secondhand smoke unfairly puts the health of non-smokers at risk and creates ... American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, ...


Campus prohibition
Binghamton University Pipe Dream, February 1, 2011

… According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, four SUNY schools ­ including Upstate Medical University and SUNY Buffalo ­ have also acted to prohibit smoking on campus. In total, 466 schools across the country are now, or soon will be, 100 percent smoke-free. ...


Kentucky and Tobacco: It's Complicated
Cincinnati.com, January 30, 2011

…Nationally, it's getting harder for smokers to light up in public. Twenty-eight states have enacted laws that bar smoking in all workplaces, including bars and restaurants.

The ordinances started in California in 1990, when Sacramento and Sacramento County passed smoke-free workplace laws.

"The vast majority of the U.S. population lives in a smoke-free jurisdiction," said Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, based in Berkeley, Calif. "Kentucky is in pretty sharp contrast with where the rest of the country is at this point.'' ...


Mexico violence makes business travelers waryAlso: Two car rental firms add no-smoking policies, and …
Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2011

… The announcement was welcome news for Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a nonprofit group based in Berkeley. Group spokeswoman Annie Tegen said the policy shift will reduce the harmful effects of second- and third-hand smoke on car renters and will save Thrifty and Budget on cleaning costs.

"It's not only good for business," she said, "it's good for the health of consumers."...


Hotel smoking ban would put Nebraska in rare company
Lincoln Journal Star, January 30, 2011

... Wisconsin and Michigan are the only two states with laws prohibiting smoking in hotels and motels, according to a new report by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Twenty-five other states, including Nebraska, have laws that limit the percentage of rooms in which smoking can be allowed. ...


American Colleges Ban Smoking On Campus
City Town Info Education Channel, January 26, 2011

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group, at least 466 colleges have voted to forbid smoking on campus. ...



OSU students blow smoke in face of law, sign
OSU - The Lantern, January 26, 2011

... smoke-free campuses include Purdue, Penn State, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation website. ...


Daily Debriefing
The Dartmouth, January 26, 2011

… As of this month, 466 American college campuses have banned smoking or plan to do so, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


CUNY to enforce system-wide smoking ban
UPI.com - January 25, 2011

A surge of smoking bans on college campuses is being seen across the country, and the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, a non-profit advocacy group, ...


Study: Kansas City smoking bans don't snuff bars' business
Kansas City Business Journal, January 24, 2011

Indoor smoking bans are easy on patrons’ lungs ­ and on bars’ banks, according to two studies paid for by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. ... As of January 2011, 35 states and 430 cities have adopted similar indoor smoking bans, according to another study by the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. ...



City University's 23 Colleges Are the Latest to Ban Smoking
New York Times, January 24, 2011

“It makes a lot of sense,” said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the nonsmokers' foundation, which is based in Berkeley, Calif. ...


DelTech smoking ban reaction mixed
Delmarva Daily Times, January 24, 2011

…According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, an organization that lobbies against the tobacco industry, more than 450 colleges and universities nationwide ...


Americans Support Smoke-Free Parks And Beaches
Imperial Valley News - January 21, 2011

According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 100 municipalities and the state of Maine prohibit smoking on public beaches and 470 have enacted smoking ...


Car Rental Companies Add 'No Smoking' Signs
New York Times, January 20, 2011

“This is becoming the trend throughout the industry,” said Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a nonprofit advocacy group ...


A pinch of truth
Ottawa Citizen, January 19, 2011

… The percentage of adult smokers in the U.S. 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). ...


The Answer Sheet - Are college campus smoking bans draconian?
The Washington Post, 2011-01-17
Valerie Strauss

Towson University, Maryland’s second-largest public university, has banned smoking anywhere on campus, joining more than 460 other colleges and universities in the United States that have 100 percent smoke-free campus policies. …

The American NonSmokers Rights Foundation maintains a list of schools with no-smoke policies, here. It includes some big schools, including the University of Texas at Austin. …


It's time to clear the air
Terre Haute Tribune Star, January 12, 2011

As of Jan. 1, 79.4 percent of U.S. citizens live under laws prohibiting smoking in most workplaces, and 47.8 percent of Americans live under laws banning smoking in bars and restaurants, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. ...


Americans Support Smoke-Free Parks And Beaches
North American Press Syndicate, January 10, 2011

According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 100 municipalities and the state of Maine prohibit smoking on public beaches and 470 have enacted smoking ...



E-Cigarettes: Holy Grail for Addicted Smokers?
State-Journal.com - Joshua Holland - Jan 8, 2011

"Technology, not social stigma, smoking bans or $12-a-pack cigarettes, may finally doom Big Tobacco's market in dealing death to tens of ... come out against them, including the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and American Non-Smoker's Rights. ...

FIU bans smoking on campus and in cars
MiamiHerald.com, January 6, 2011

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, FIU joins more than 400 US colleges and universities that have banned all tobacco use. ...


Miss. Lawmakers Tackle Statewide Smoking Ban
WAPT Jackson, January 4, 2011

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, about 53000 people die every year from secondhand smoke exposure. This statistic has caused State Rep. ...