ANR in the News (2012)

NJ among the worst tobacco-fighting states: Opinion
The Star-Ledger – December 29, 2012

We’ve known for a while that a lack of funding for New Jersey’s tobacco prevention program hurt its effectiveness. Now, it has hit a new low on a national stage. ... recently released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, ... the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, ...


Curbs on Smokers Continue to Grow ($$)
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition - December 27, 2012

"It's no longer a question of who's going to be next" to ban smoking in public areas, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a nonprofit group. "It's who's going to be last." The outlook for smokers isn't totally ...


The Case Against a Smoke-Free America
The Atlantic – December 19, 2012

If a time traveler from the early 1990s were to arrive in the U.S. bars and restaurants of today, what would notice first? Perhaps that the food has become more interesting and varied, or that a perplexing number of diners are photographing it with their remarkable phones. The most obvious change, however, might register on the nose: the nearly complete absence of indoor smoking. California implemented the United States' first modern statewide smoking ban in 1998. Today twenty-nine states and 703 municipalities require bars and restaurants to be smoke-free, according to data maintained by the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (North Dakota brought the tally to thirty states this month). Tobacco use has been banished from our culinary radar along with the question "smoking or non?" Most of us don't miss it. Yet as a slew of new bans, taxes, and regulations drive smoking to the peripheries of society, it's worth giving tobacco another look. …


Journal of American College Health releases Tobacco Issue
News-Medical.net – December 18, 2012

Routledge is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 60, Issue 7, 2012 - the Tobacco Issue -- from Journal of American College Health (JACH). Compiled by the three Executive Editors of the JACH with an editorial from Reginald Fennell, PhD, MCHES, FACHA, NREMT-P, this special edition focuses on the ongoing national effort to make collegiate campuses in the United States tobacco free, while assessing how policies are being implemented. … There are over 825 campuses that have a 100 percent tobacco free policy with no exemptions, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. …


The latest ban on campus
Examiner.com – December 17, 2012

…American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) has compiled a list of schools with Smoke-free and Tobacco-Free Policies. To achieve the 100% tobacco-free ...


Cal State Long Beach students to vote on campus smoking ban
Long Beach Press-Telegram - December 15, 2012

Cal State Long Beach's Associated Students Inc. Senate this month approved a referendum for the March ballot asking students to vote on whether to change the university's policy to prohibit all smoking on campus. President F. King Alexander must give final approval for any changes to the policy, but a student vote in favor of banning smoking would send a strong message to the university. … As of October, at least 826 colleges in the nation had adopted smoke-free campus policies that eliminate smoking in indoor and outdoor areas, according to the nonprofit group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. The number has nearly doubled from 420 in 2010. …


Paul Smith's to go tobacco-free
Plattsburgh Press Republican - December 14, 2012

PAUL SMITHS ­ As of Aug. 1, 2014, Paul Smith’s College will go tobacco-free. … Paul Smith’s will be joining 825 other campuses that have banned smoking ­ a figure that includes more than 600 that have gone completely tobacco-free or have announced plans to do so, according to the group Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. …


To The Editor: Tobacco Spending
Queens Tribune - December 13, 2012

Every year, New Yorkers spend $8.17 billion on smoking-caused health-care costs. ... 6 report, “Broken Promises to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco ... the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …


HCC Goes Tobacco Free
SurfKY News - December 13, 2012

HOPKINSVILLE, KY (12/13/12) – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) will join the growing list of U.S. colleges and universities to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy, effective Jan. 1, 2013. … According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANRF), there are smoke-free colleges and universities in virtually every state. Nationwide, over 600 colleges and universities have tobacco-free policies. As of October 2012, the ANRF has 12 Kentucky colleges listed as having smoke or tobacco-free policies. The ANRF’s state-by-state listing can be found at www.no-smoke.org/pdf/smokefreecollegesuniversities.pdf. …


Paul Smith's College will go tobacco-free in 2014
ReadMedia (press release) - December 12, 2012

PAUL SMITHS, NY (12/12/2012)(readMedia)-- Paul Smith's College will become tobacco-free as of August 1, 2014, college President John W. Mills announced ... Paul Smith's is joining 825 other campuses that have banned smoking – a figure that includes more than 600 that have gone tobacco-free or have announced plans to do so, according to the group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …


There arose such a clatter over pipe-free Santa
Charlotte Observer – December 11, 2012

Santa has kicked the habit in time for Christmas. No, not the sugar plum habit, or his fur-wearing habit, or his penchant for romping recklessly around open flame. … A much easier endorsement stop was the advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, based in Berkeley, Calif. "The intent of this heartwarming story about Santa Claus and Christmas remains intact despite the omission of the smoke," said the group's executive director, Cynthia Hallett. "My guess is many children will not notice the absence of the smoke.” …


Health Groups Say States Don't Spend Enough on Tobacco Prevention
NACS Online – December 10, 2012

A new report issued by health groups ­ 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 ­ says that this year the states will collect a record $25.7 billion in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend less than 2% of it ­ $459.5 million ­ on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit. …


Outdoor Smoking Bans: Impossible to Enforce, or Inevitable?
The Atlantic Cities - December 10, 2012

For 48 percent of the U.S. population [PDF], and in 30 of the country's 50 largest cities, lighting up in restaurants, bars, and offices is not only banned, it's a fading memory, as distant as typewriters and rotary phones. It has not been the same story on the next frontier of smoking bans, those that seek to stop people from lighting up outdoors. Over a thousand U.S. cities and counties (and several states) have some type of smoke-free law indoors [PDF], and hundreds more have laws regulating smoking in public parks [PDF]. But amid the endless variety ­ no two jurisdictions, it seems, have quite the same laws ­ only a handful of places have banned smoking outright in outdoor public space. ...


Campus should be aware of pros, cons of potential smoking ban
Advance Titan - December 7, 2012

… More than 800 colleges have banned smoking on campus property, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. According to a article entitled ...


New Report: States Spend Less Than Two Percent of Tobacco Revenues ...
The Lund Report - December 6, 2012

The states this year will collect a record $25.7 billion in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend less than two percent of it - $459.5 million - on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. This means the states are spending less than two pennies of every dollar in tobacco revenue to fight tobacco use. ... Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …


Study: Missouri 46th in smoking cessation funding
Kansas City Star - December 7, 2012

…The study was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart ... the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …


North Carolina last in protecting kids from tobacco
Burlington Times News - December 7, 2012

... The annual report on states’ funding of tobacco prevention programs, titled "Broken Promises to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 14 Years Later," was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. ...


Electronic cigarettes challenge anti-smoking efforts
BBC News Magazine - December 6, 2012

A new TV advert for a brand of electronic cigarettes marks the first time in decades cigarettes of any sort have been promoted on US television. Anti-smoking campaigners fear the rapid growth of tobacco-free cigarettes could undermine years of successful anti-smoking efforts. ... "It feels like what they're trying to do is re-establish a norm that smoking is okay, that smoking is glamorous and acceptable," says Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights. ...


National Report: Oregon Ranks 20th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
PRNewswire – December 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon ranks 20th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. … The annual report on states' funding of tobacco prevention programs, titled "Broken Promises to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 14 Years Later," was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …

Report: Average Rank for CT's Anti-Smoking Spending
Norwalk (CT) Patch.com - December 7, 2012

New Mexico ranks 16th-best in protecting kids from tobacco
Bizjournals.com (blog) - December 7, 2012

National Report: California Ranks 22nd in Protecting Kids from ...
MarketWatch (press release) - December 6, 2012

National Report: California Ranks 22nd in Protecting Kids from ...
MarketWatch (press release) - December 6, 2012

National Report: California Ranks 22nd in Protecting Kids from ...
MarketWatch (press release) - December 6, 2012

National Report: California Ranks 22nd in Protecting Kids from ...
MarketWatch (press release) - December 6, 2012

National Report: Ohio Ranks Last in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
PR Newswire - December 6, 2012

National Report: Oklahoma Ranks 7th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
Sacramento Bee – December 6, 2012

National Report: Oklahoma Ranks 7th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
Sacramento Bee – December 6, 2012 ...


University of Southern Maine students protest campus tobacco ban
Bangor Daily News – December 5, 2012

… USM is among more than 800 schools that have banned smoking on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. …


University of Southern Maine students protest campus tobacco ban
Bangor Daily News - December 5, 2012

… USM is among more than 800 schools that have banned smoking on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. …


Midstate colleges limit smoking but aren't completely tobacco-free
Macon Telegraph - November 29, 2012

…More than 800 schools ban smoking on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Most of those are medical schools and nonresidential ...


In a puff, county smoking restriction is gone
New administrator bucks trend in lifting ban to improve work productivity
The News Journal - November 29, 2012

All it took was an invitation to Chief Adminisrative Officer David Grimaldi to go outside for a cigarette, and the New Castle County outdoor smoking ban disappeared like a puff into thin air. Grimaldi, who is three weeks into his new county job, canceled the ban after he realized he couldn’t just duck out the door to quickly smoke an American Spirit, the organic, additive-free brand of cigarettes he prefers. “You had to walk off of the property or get in your car and leave,” Grimaldi said. “So I changed the policy.” ... An American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation report finds 3,581 municipalities in the United States have laws restricting where smoking is allowed. ...


More US Colleges Moving to Ban Tobacco
Global Cigarette Market News – November 29, 2012

Approximately half of the college campuses nationwide are enacting or considering bans on use, advertising and sales of tobacco in all its forms, sometimes over the objections of student smokers, staff and faculty, reported the Associated Press. … Health and education officials, anti-smoking groups and a generation of students who grew up smoke-free are increasingly united on the issue, according to Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "There are many reasons why a college or university may choose to pursue this type of policy, whether secondhand smoke, dorm fires or other issues," he told AP. "They are also questioning what the role of tobacco is in this academic setting, where we're supposed to be standing for truth and training the next generation of leaders." …


Many Abilene college campuses considering snuffing out smoking
ReporterNews.com - November 27, 2012

Several of Abilene's college campuses have at least kicked around the idea of banning smoking entirely, while one has long been smoke-free. … According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of Oct. 15, at least 826 U.S. colleges or universities have adopted smoke-free campus policies, ...


Smoking bans pick up momentum on college campuses, despite protests
Washington Post – November 25, 2012

So far, more than 800 schools have banned smoking on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. The list is dominated by medical schools and non-residential community colleges, although more and more residential colleges and universities are joining. …


Winthrop University mulls smoking ban
Charlotte Observer (SC) - November 19, 2012

Winthrop freshmen Kate Holden, right, and Adrienne Dunleavy smoke in a designated area in front of Wofford and Richardson Halls….About 825 universities nationwide have campus-wide smoking bans, according to data from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


More Major US Cities Taking Smoke-Free Route
MedPage Today - November 16, 2012

To look at the implementation of comprehensive smoke-free laws over time, the CDC and the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) compared coverage in ...


Embry-Riddle moves to smoke-free campus
Daytona Beach News-Journal November 16, 2012

... according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Bethune-Cookman University also does not allow smoking or any tobacco use on campus.


Butts out at ASU next year
Examiner.com - November 16, 2012

Campus smoking bans are now quite common at U.S. universities and colleges. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a group that tracks smoking ban proposals, ...


Campus-wide Tobacco Ban at Macomb Community College Takes Effect Today
Clinton (MI) Patch.com - November 15, 2012

... according to an October report from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


A question of decency
Prospector (CA) - November 14, 2012

According to no-smoke.org, there are around twenty smoke-free campuses in California and the entire UC system will impose a complete smoking ban by 2014 ...


Area Schools Ban Smoking
The Hoya - November 13, 2012

...According to an Oct. 5 American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation newsletter, it joins more than 600 college campuses nationwide. ...


Campus Smoking Ban: A Secondhand Student Health Issue
Minaret - November 8, 2012

...On the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights website, it states that as of October 5, 2012, at least 826 college campuses in the United States have 100 percent ...


Kerwin: AU to go tobacco-free in August 2013
The Eagle (registration) - November 6, 2012

... The University would join 825 U.S. colleges with a smoke-free policy. Of these, 608 also are tobacco-free,
according to no-smoke.org. ...


Editorial: Study shows smoke-free laws are improving people's health
The Mountain Press (Tennessee) - November 5, 2012

When Tennessee joined most other states five years ago with a law to limit public places where people can smoke, it was criticized in some quarters as government intruding into people’s personal behavior and private activities. Now we can report that such laws can have a noticeable and positive effect on one’s health. … About 3,600 municipalities have laws on the books that restrict where people may smoke, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, with more than 1,000 including a smoke-free provision of some kind. Tennessee’s law says public places, with a few exceptions like motels and nursing homes, must be smoke-free unless they restrict admission to those 21 and over. Most hotels have gone-smoke free even though they can set aside some rooms for smokers. In Sevier County you’d be hard-pressed to find a restaurant that allows smoking, but they do exist. …


Do secondhand smoke laws prevent heart attacks?
Reuters - October 29, 2012

Heart attacks dropped by one-third in one county in Minnesota after two smoke-free workplace ordinances went into place, a new study shows. … About 3,600 municipalities have laws on the books that restrict where people may smoke, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, with more than 1,000 including a smoke-free provision of some kind. …


Smoking ban clears the air inside. Outside? It's a haze of confusion
Indianapolis Star – October 20, 2012

The fight over smoking rights may be moving outdoors -- following the trail of smoke. ... Four states -- Maine, Michigan, Washington and Hawaii -- and 95 municipalities prohibit any smoking in outdoor dining areas and bar patios, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation's website. …


Student Government Association passes campus-wide tobacco ban ...
MU The Parthenon - October 17, 2012

After two hours of debate from both sides of the issue, the SGA voted 11 - 7 to pass a resolution supporting a campus-wide ban on all tobacco products. The proposal will now go to the Faculty Senate, where it may be revised, and then it will go to the Board of Governors who will make the final decision on its passage. … During this period, Dasgupta, Saunders, Harrell and several senators explained that, according to the American Nonsmoker’s Rights Foundation, Marshall would follow 814 other universities in banning tobacco if this proposal passes the Board of Governors. …


City butts out of bar, eatery patios
Smokers oppose proposed smoking ban
Durango Herald – October 17, 2012

Durango City Council on Tuesday was told to “butt out” of bar owners’ livelihood with an “excessive” outdoor smoking ban in most public outdoor areas, such as saloon patios. … But Char Day said the evidence against smoking was overwhelming. “Secondhand smoke kills,” Day said. “The science is clear. The debate is over. ... There is no constitutional right to smoke.” …


Clear air is a right
The Herald Argus - October 10, 2012

... "Nonsmokers' rights are a term that started in the 1970s," said Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


Smoking ban could be addictive
Western Front - October 5, 2012

... Many colleges across the nation are adopting smoking bans. There are now 814 campuses in the United States that have enacted a complete ban on smoking, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. ...


Blu, Dorff Launch ECig Campaign
MediaPost Communications - October 3, 2012

When marketing a controversial product, it’s always good to have a familiar face. Blu, a maker of electronic cigarettes, has signed actor Stephen Dorff (FILMS) to appear in advertising and act as a spokesperson for the brand in a new national advertising campaign. The campaign, which carries the theme “Rise from the ashes,” features Dorff in a black-and-white television commercial speaking of the negatives of smoking and the advantages to Blu. … Although electronic cigarettes have been touted as a more palatable alternative to traditional cigarettes, they are not without controversy. An advocacy group called Americans for Non-Smokers says marketers of e-cigarettes have been touting the benefits of their product without having scientific evidence to support their claims. “Most egregious are direct advertisements with false and misleading claims, including that e-cigarettes are effective smoking cessation devices, that e-cigarette use is permissible in all indoor environments including venues that are smokefree by local or state law,” writes the group in a section covering electronic cigarettes on its Web site. The representative for Blu acknowledged that some smaller companies may push the line in their marketing claims, but added that Blu (which is owned by Lorillard) looks at its marketing as a “serious matter.” …


SIU not entirely 'smoke-free'
Daily Egyptian - October 2, 2012

... As of July 2012, there are 774 smoke-free campuses that permit no smoking on campus at all, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. Seventeen of those campuses are in Illinois. ...


Smoking ban debate reignites
Eugene (OR) Register-Guard – September 30, 2012

Leeanne Bale didn’t mince words when she heard Lane County was considering banning smoking outdoors on county-owned property. … If the county does move ahead with the idea, it will be in good company. More than 600 cities and counties nationwide ­ from the Deep South to the Midwest and from tobacco-­growing states to California ­ have passed laws prohibiting smoking in parks, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. Ten cities and two counties in Oregon are among them. …


Anti-Smoking Group Targets E-Cigarettes - Consumer Daily Reports
RobinsPost.com – September 27, 2012

… Americans for Non-Smokers Rights is slamming the marketers of e-cigarettes, claiming they are using press releases and social media to tout the benefits of their product, despite a lack of independent peer-reviewed scientific evidence demonstrating the safety or effectiveness. …


Statement by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights: Electronic (e)-cigarette manufacturers shamelessly promote untested product for use in "smokefree" environments; make false claims about efficacy as cessation device too
PRNewswire - September 26, 2012

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 26, 2012 /PR Newswire/ -- Proponents of electronic cigarettes, commonly known as 'e-cigarettes,' are misleading the public about these products through paid press releases, advertorials, and online social media by making unsubstantiated claims about their benefits and offering deep discounts and coupons to entice people to use them, despite their potential health risks. ...


KU won't ban tobacco use on all campuses
Sacramento Bee – September 13, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The University of Kansas won't join a growing trend of banning all tobacco use. An advocacy group, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, says 562 college campuses banned all tobacco use as of July 1. The University of Missouri will implement a campuswide ban on tobacco on Jan. 1, 2014. …


Take Your Last Puff Now: Obama Administration Backs Smoke-Free College
InTheCapital – September 13, 2012

Are you a student who enjoys the nicotine edge, a puff of smoke every once in a while? … Statistically speaking, the advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights has revealed that there were 774 colleges across the country that were committed to having a non-smoking campus as of July 1, with 562 declaring that they had banned tobacco use altogether. Back in 2008, there were only 131 campuses that went smoke-free. That’s a big jump and, according to Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director of the group, she believes they were “undercounting.” …


Whittier council votes to ban smoking in parks
Whittier Daily News - September 13, 2012

WHITTIER - This city was one of the first to ban smoking in restaurants before it became a statewide requirement and now, it's prepared to do the same thing for parks. After a 3-2 vote Tuesday, city staff is expected to bring an ordinance to the council banning smoking in parks at its Oct. 9 meeting. … In this case, Henderson said he believes the state will follow Whittier's action. Already, 174 California municipalities have banned smoking as of Jan. 2, according to a survey by American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. …


More colleges ban smoking on campus
UPI.com - September 11, 2012

… Universities in Oklahoma, Montana and Oregon are the latest to announce campus-wide bans against smoking. … The Advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights said 774 U.S. college campuses have banned smoking as of July 1, including 552 that prohibit tobacco use altogether. Executive Director Cynthia Hallet [sic] said in 2008 there were only 131 campuses where students and faculty weren't allowed to smoke. …


More colleges ban smoking on campus
USA Today – September 11, 2012

The days of lighting up a smoke are rapidly coming to an end at college campuses across the USA. … On Wednesday, Howard Koh, U.S. assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, will be on the University of Michigan campus to announce a White House-backed nationwide push to get campuses everywhere to enact tobacco-free policies. … According to advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, there were 774 college campuses around the USA that had banned smoking as of July 1, including 562 that had banned tobacco use altogether. That's up from 131 campusess in 2008. And, Executive Director Cynthia Hallett says, "I think we're undercounting." …


North Haven Campus Clearing the Smoke
The Quad News – September 10, 2012

Since August 13, smokers that attend Quinnipiac University’s North Haven campus have had to go elsewhere to get their fix, because the health science campus has become completely tobacco free. … According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, as of July 1 2012, there are at least 774 smoke free campuses in the United States, ...


Puff: just like that -- college campuses ban smoking
allvoices - September 9, 2012

EUGENE, Ore., -- More and more college campuses are trying to clear the air. … sMore than 648 colleges and universities had prohibited smoking or tobacco use on campus. “They are not saying you can’t ever smoke,” said Cynthia Hallett, a spokesperson for Americans for Non-Smokers Rights. “What they are saying is you can’t smoke in ways that will harm other people." …


[VIDEO] War on Tobacco Reaches College Campuses
Fox News - Sep 7, 2012

This video features information on trends for smokefree college campuses and interviewed ANR’s Cynthia Hallett.


HCC Campuses To Be Tobacco-Free With Start of New Year
Brandon (FL) Patch.com - September 7, 2012

With the new year all Hillsborough Community College campuses will be tobacco-free, which means if you want to light up a smoke, you'll have to do it outside campus boundaries. … according to the American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation, there are at least 704 colleges and universities that have gone 100% smoke-free, as of April 1, 2012.


Greer takes first step to ban smoking in parks: City would join growing number of communities prohibiting tobacco use on public property
The Greenville (SC) News – August 30, 2012

Citizens who enjoy a smoke in between innings at a Greer park may soon be out of luck. … After a nearly hour-long debate, the ordinance passed its first reading 4-2. … Cynthia Hallett, the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights executive director, said it’s common for parks, in their entirety, to be smoke or tobacco free. Hallett said it’s more common for park-wide bans as opposed to having designated areas. Atlantic Beach, Clover, Lexington, Sumter and Surfside all have smoke-free parks laws, Hallett said. …


UMaine-Augusta to prohibit tobacco use on campus
Morning Sentinel – August 30, 2012

The University of Maine at Augusta will ban tobacco use starting in January, joining a growing number of colleges and universities in Maine and around the country. … The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation counts at least 774 smoke-free campuses in the US, of which 562 are tobacco-free. Three states -- Arkansas ...


Simpsonville smoking law to hit festivals
The Greenville (SC) News – August 23, 2012

A law that will ban smoking in Simpsonville’s bars and restaurants will also have an immediate impact on some of the city’s biggest tourism draws, including a festival that begins Sept. 1, the same day the ordinance goes into effect. … While 23 states have smoke-free laws covering bars, restaurants and other workplaces, much of the legislation across the South has been at the local level, where citizens often have more of a voice, according to the California-based American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. “What we have found with respect to these smoke-free laws is that local leads the way,” said Cynthia Hallett, the foundation’s executive director. …


MGM Resorts internship program helps high school grads
Las Vegas Review Journal - Aug. 21, 2012

One by one, 47 recent high school graduates stood in front of a crowded training room at MGM Resorts International's corporate office and answered a series of questions about their futures. ...

Comments:
Bronson Frick Aug. 21, 2012 | 12:41 p.m. Report Abuse - This program doesn't just give "exposure to job opportunities" but also exposes new generations of young people to life-long careers in smoke-filled environments. For the health of everyone in the casino industry job sector, these workplaces should be 100% smokefree. Smoking sections and even sophisticated ventilation systems do not eliminate the serious health hazards of secondhand smoke. Everyone deserves the right to breathe clean air at work - regardless of the color of their collar. ....


Anti-tobacco activists gather in Kansas City
Kansas Health Institute News – August 16, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­ In a report issued more than a decade ago, the U.S. Surgeon General found that smoking among adults was most prevalent among blacks and Native Americans. … One organizer, Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, said that 19 states have smoke-free workplace regulations that include casinos. She said Missouri and Kansas were not among them. …


Advocates Demand Smokefree Casinos for Workers
MarketWatch - August 15, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Public health advocates from across the U.S. are gathering in Kansas City this week draw attention to the recent death of Sheryl Wilkins, a longtime casino worker who died of throat cancer earlier this month. For three decades working as a dealer in the smoke-filled casinos of Las Vegas, Sheryl fought to have a non-smoking work environment. She was denied a safe workplace and that, according to Sheryl, led to her throat cancer. Sheryl never smoked a day in her life. Like so many other residents in casino towns such as Las Vegas, Sheryl had to choose between earning a paycheck to support her family and losing her health to secondhand smoke. Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national advocacy organization dedicated to making workplaces smokefree, has posted Sheryl's story on their YouTube page (ANRandANRF): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVVQ-fW8QL4&feature=youtu.be . ...


New push is on to push smoking out of casinos
Kansas City Star- August 12, 2012

New push is on to push smoking out of casinos ... We want to be able to have a conversation with you instead of fighting it out in legislative hearings," Morrison ...New push is on to pus smoking out of casinos….Members include the American Cancer Society, the American Lung ... and bars and other workplaces," said Bronson Frick of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.


UR to broadly curb smoking on campuses
Democrat and Chronicle - August 7, 2012

... The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group, reported last month that at least 774 colleges or universities had banned smoking on their grounds. That number has grown from 530 the same time a year earlier and 420 two years ago. "We have seen the number of campuses going smoke-free and tobacco-free jump by leaps and bounds in the last three years in particular," said the group's executive director, Cynthia Hallett, who credited the uptick to the efforts of the American College Health Association and city- and state-wide smoking bans. ...


Smoke-Free Illinois Act called success
Alton Telegraph – August 5, 2012

Nearly five years after it was enacted, the Smoke-Free Illinois Act has been successful in getting bar owners big and small to add smoking areas to their businesses, and has generated thousands of complaints statewide about establishments ignoring the law. … According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, smoke-free advocates have successfully defeated numerous attempts by the Illinois Gaming Association to weaken the law to exempt casinos. ...


Smoking policy lacking at local hospital; smoke shack still not moved ...
Greene County Daily World (blog) - July 30, 2012

One would think that a hospital and its grounds would be a pretty safe bet to be a place that would be 100 percent smoke-free and tobacco-free. However, a recent conversation with Greene County's Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Director Sandy May educated me on a fact that I simply took for granted. Greene County General Hospital in Linton is one of very few hospitals in the state that has not adopted a comprehensive policy that mandates 100 percent smoke-free grounds. …


Kicking the habit completely off campus
Champaign/Urbana (IL) News-Gazette – July 30, 2012

DANVILLE ­ Oftentimes, Danville Area Community College student Dustin Tabor has an urge to light up a cigarette before a difficult class or exam. … Today, at least 774 college and universities have enacted smoke- or tobacco-free policies, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Of those, 562 have tobacco-free policies (no forms of tobacco are allowed), while 212 are only smoke-free (smokeless forms of tobacco are allowed). The policies are in various phases of implementation. "Those are the ones we're aware of," Bronson Frick, the foundation's associate director, said of the schools on the list. He said higher education institutions aren't required to report their smoking policies, and his organization doesn't actively solicit the information. …


Ole Miss: Smoke-free campuses are common
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal – July 28, 2012

University of Mississippi officials say administrators did not pressure Staff Council members to vote in favor of a smoking ban last year. … More than 700 college campuses have gone smoke-free nationwide, Banahan said. The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation list of smoke-free colleges includes five SEC members – Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky and Missouri – along with Mississippi schools Delta State University, Itawamba Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College. …


Federal Appeals Court Rejects Tobacco Industry Effort to Escape Corrective Actions for Violating Racketeering Laws
Sacramento Bee – July 27, 2012

Six public health organizations are parties to the case: The American Cancer ... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, the National African American Tobacco ...



Smoking bans: Tobacco-free college campuses on rise in US
Christian Science Monitor – July 25, 2012

At a growing number of campuses nationwide, total bans on cigarettes and other tobacco products are showing up, barring students from lighting up anywhere on school grounds – even in the open air. … In total, about 770 colleges are now smoke-free, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Some take that policy a step further by forbidding all forms ...


Upcoming smoking ban could be ineffective
Central Florida Future – July 25, 2012

Faculty and students are holding their breath for the campus-wide smoking ban that will take place on UCF’s main campus in the upcoming fall semester. … According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 15 colleges in Florida will be smoke-free by the end of this year, including Valencia College and ...


Smoke-free colleges? Regents suggest it
Columbus Dispatch - July 24, 2012

… More than 700 public and private campuses nationwide have tobacco bans, according to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. But only three states ­ Arkansas, Iowa and Oklahoma ­ have banned smoking on state campuses. …


Colleges asked to ban tobacco on campus
Middletown Journal – July 23, 2012

The Ohio Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday to encourage all public campuses to prohibit tobacco products on their properties. Now it is up to the schools to decide to implement the proposed ban. ... that have smoke-free policies, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Regionally, Miami University has banned smoking since 2008. …


Ohio Board of Regents considers policy against all tobacco on campuses
By Carol Biliczky
Akron Beacon Journal – July 22, 2012

Right now smokers have to step outside of a University of Akron building to light up. Someday they may have to step off campus altogether. … The number of campuses with smoking bans has grown from about 60 in 2007 to more than 700 today, according to Americans for Non-Smokers Rights. …


Atlanta Curbs Smoking, Part of Wave of Southern Bans
New York Times – July 20, 2012

… But most change has happened on a local level. “This is a matter of cities and counties changing the social norms around the role of tobacco in the South,” said Cynthia Hallett, the executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. “Because of the history of tobacco farming, change was slower to start. But it’s happening quickly now.” … Last year, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights gave Alabama health officials an award because cities there passed more antismoking ordinances than in any other state. (Mississippi finished second, then Kentucky.) …


Smoking ban coming to BGSU?
northwestohio.com - July 20, 2012

… The group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights says campus tobacco bans have risen from virtually zero a decade ago to 711 today. That includes both four-year ...


Keep smoking out of city's outdoor spaces
The Durango Herald – July 19, 2012
By Char Day

I want to express my support for removing exemptions from the Colorado’s Clean Indoor Air Act and making Durango’s parks, playgrounds, patios and trails tobacco-free. Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights tracks all the smoke-free laws in the country, and one of the fastest growing policies protecting public health is that of eliminating the harm of secondhand smoke in one or more outdoor areas. There are 2,215 states, commonwealths, territories, cities and counties with laws that restrict smoking in one or more outdoor areas, including 1,573 that restrict smoking in public outdoor places such as parks and playgrounds. …


The University of Maryland goes smoke-free
Examiner.com - July 18, 2012

... And the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR) agrees.

“College students are heavily targeted by the tobacco industry as potential, young customers,” according to the ANR website. “One need only look at promotions held in bars across campuses all over the country to realize that 18-24 year olds are important to the tobacco industry.” ...

High school students researching policies on specific college campuses can check out the specific list of smoking bans provided on the ANR website. Given the trend, smokers will definitely want to rethink.


Smoke Free Campus 2012: What You Need to Know
KnightNews.com - July 18, 2012

UCF is joining 640 other institutions in the United States by going as a “Smoke Free Campus” according to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Look twice before lighting up on college campuses
ConnectTriStates.com powered by KHQA - July 17, 2012

... One of the first things you see when you drive into Hannibal-LaGrange University's campus is this smoke free sign. A sign Sarah Ellis will have to obey once she ... College campuses nationwide are going smoke free. The Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights reports campus tobacco bans have risen from virtually zero a decade ago to more than 700 today. ...


Fear the (Non-Smoking) Turtle!
DCist.com (MD) – July 16, 2012

...According to the Americans Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are 774 smoke-free campuses across the country. In D.C., the only smoke-free educational institution is the Georgetown University Medical Center, though business-owners and office buildings on the George Washington Campus campus can post no-smoking signs and require that any smokers stand at least 25 feet from their entrance. ...


Letter writers weigh in on secondhand smoke (Press-Register)
al.com - July 13, 2012

As of July 1, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, 81.8 percent of the US population lives under a ban on smoking in “workplaces, ...


Mott Community College joins UM-Flint in becoming smoke-free campus
MLive.com (MI) July 12, 2012

... Currently, nearly 800 college and university campuses across the country have a campus-wide smoking ban, according to the advocacy group American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


SUNDAY ISSUE: Smoking on campus
Meadville Tribune - July 14, 2012

... and education officials, anti-smoking groups and a generation of students who grew up smoke-free are increasingly united on the issue, says Bronson Frick, ...


Fountain Square to be smoke-free: city to put up signs before Choir Games
Cincinnati.com – June 28, 2012

Fountain Square smokers will soon be told to butt out. 3CDC, which operates the square, and Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney are working out the details of a ban on smoking in downtown Cincinnati’s iconic park, citing the health risks of cigarette smoke. They’re aiming to put it in place before the start of the World Choir Games next week.
… As more states impose smoking bans indoors – 35 have laws in place, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation – communities have started to address outdoor smoking. More than 600 cities, including New York, have banned smoking in their parks, but Sylvania is the only one in Ohio to do so, according to the foundation. …


Colleges move toward absolute bans on smoking
Associated Press, June 27, 2012

As a political science major at Ohio State University, Ida Seitter says, she lit up many a cigarette to help her through the stress of exam season. Right or wrong, they were her security blanket as she toiled through college. … Health and education officials, anti-smoking groups and a generation of students who grew up smoke-free are increasingly united on the issue, says Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "There are many reasons why a college or university may choose to pursue this type of policy, whether secondhand smoke, dorm fires, or other issues," he says. "They are also questioning what the role of tobacco is in this academic setting, where we're supposed to be standing for truth and training the next generation of leaders." According to data kept by the nonsmokers group, campus tobacco bans have risen from virtually zero a decade ago to 711 today. That includes both four-year and two-year institutions, both public and private. …


Mississippi municipalities celebrate going smoke free
Mississippi Press - June 27, 2012

Moss Point was one of 58 municipalities recognized Tuesday afternoon for becoming a smoke free community in Mississippi. ... Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation of Berkeley, California, presented the second place Smokefree Air Challenge ...


Smoke-free campuses
Toledo Blade, June 18, 2012

Maumee lawyer James Tuschman thinks smoking should not be allowed on college campuses. Because he's also chairman of the Ohio Board of Regents, he has more power than most other people to turn his belief into reality. ... According to California-based Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, about 700 colleges around the nation are smoke-free. ...


UH proposes tobacco-free campus
Houston Chronicle, June 15, 2012

...According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, about 711 colleges and universities are 100 percent smoke-free. The planned tobacco ban came as welcome news ...


Marshall University explores smoking ban
Daily Mail - Charleston, June 12, 2012

... more than 700 college campuses in the United States that had smoke-free policies as of April 1, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Marshall may look at smoking ban
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch - June 11, 2012

HUNTINGTON — The West Virginia Universityy Board of Governors did something Thursday that Marshall University officials say will be studied deeply this upcoming school year…. Nationally, there are 7111 campuses that have implemented complete smoking bans, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


More airports make smokers go outside to light up
WTOP.com - June 12, 2012

..."I think that Denver is going to be able to show some leadership to those hubs in Dulles and [Atlanta] Hartsfield," says Cynthia Hallett, the executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights...


CFM Service Corp. Announces Alignment with No-Smoking Policies ...
PR Web (press release) - June 11, 2012

After the America Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation released a report this week stating 27 of the 35 busiest U.S. airports are now smoke free, airport cleaning ...


WVU bans all smoking on campus
Charleston Gazette - June 7, 2012

Smoking will be banned across the West Virginia University campus next ... percent smoke free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights ...


'E-cigs' banned in some areas
Arab Times, June 7, 2012

RICHMOND, Virginia, June 7, (AP): That’s not smoke coming out of Cliff Phillips’ mouth. But that hasn’t stopped others from cringing, making remarks, waving their hands in their faces and coughing at the sight of the vapor from his electronic cigarette. … 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.” …


Electronic Cigarettes Help Sneak Around U.S. Airports Smoking Bans
Electronic cigarettes available at http://electroniccigarettehub.org can cheat the smoking bans at U.S. airports
PRWEB - June 8, 2012

(PRWEB) June 08, 2012 E cigarette risk free trial kits from http://electroniccigarettehub.org are a legal and clever way to get around smoking bans at airports and restaurants. According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, indoor smoking is completely banned at 27 of the 35 busiest U.S. airports. …


Which City Might Try to Ban Huge Sodas Next?
The Atlantic Cities, June 7, 2012

By now everyone's well aware of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new plan to ban the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces in New York City. So far the proposal doesn't seem very pop-ular ­ it's just too easy with this story ­ but the mayor himself is pushing past the criticism like he's been there before. … In 2002 New York City passed the Smoke Free Air Act, which banned public smoking from nearly all restaurants, bars, and workplaces. While New York wasn't the first city to accomplish the feat ­ Aspen passed a similar law back in 1985 ­ it was certainly the largest. Today nearly 3,500 municipalities [PDF] have laws in effect that at least partly prohibit public smoking, with many more covered by state laws. … Goodnight then, Philadelphia, with its partial restriction, and good luck, San Francisco and Rockville, which comply with only two of the three 100 percent smoke-free bans tracked by the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation [PDF]. (San Francisco lacks a full freestanding bar ban, and Rockville a full workplace ban; Philadelphia lacks both.)


No butts about it: Fewer US airports allow smoking
USA TODAY - June 5, 2012

... According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, indoor smoking is completely banned at 27 of the 35 busiest US airports. ...


Ohio higher ed leaders urge campus bans on tobacco
Dayton Daily News, June 4, 2012

A measure urging a ban on tobacco on Ohio's public college campuses will be presented to the state's higher education board, the board chairman said. … The number of smoke-free college campuses across the nation has grown from a handful to around 700 since Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights in Berkeley, ...


Public colleges in Ohio asked to go totally smoke-free
Cleveland Plain Dealer - June 4, 2012

Ohio Board of Regents Chairman James Tuschman said he will introduce a resolution at this month's meeting asking boards of trustees at two- and four-year ... Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights in Berkeley, Calif., said that the number of smoke-free college campuses across the nation has grown from a handful to around 700 since his organization began tracking information about a decade ago. …


UNT plans ban on smoking
Officials now working out details of policy to free campus of bad habit
Denton Record Chronicle, June 2, 2012

The University of North Texas recently announced it will ban smoking on its Denton campus effective in January 2013. … More than 700 colleges and universities across the country have instituted smoking bans, according to a report from the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. …


Interview with ANR’s Cynthia Hallett (.mp3)
ActionToQuit, May 29, 2012

ActionToQuit has posted a podcast interview with Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director for American for Nonsmokers Rights, on the subject of smoke free casinos. …


Mobile smoking ordinance stalled as anti-smoking groups push for comprehensive ban
al.com, May 30, 2012

An overhaul of Mobile's smoking ordinance continues to languish as anti-smoking advocacy groups push for a comprehensive ban on smoking in all public places, including bars that don't serve food or admit minors. Lobbyists from the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society as well as a representative from Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights visited the City Council Tuesday to reiterate their support for a comprehensive ban. …


Tobacco ban eyed in East Ridge
Chattanooga Times Free Press, May 29, 2012

... More than 600 U.S. cities have banned smoking in public parks, according to an April list from Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a California-based nonprofit. The only Tennessee town on the list is Johnson City. "Tennessee is much more far behind the country on the rest of this issue," said Bronson Frick, associate director of the nonsmokers' rights group. ...


Hookah lounges under fire
The Clipper (WA) May 27, 2012

Organizations like Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) and smokefreewashington.com advocate against these hookah lounges as well as casinos that allow ...


Local bars pledge to strictly enforce statewide smoking ban
WOUB, May 25, 2012

... The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reports that 39 states and the District of Columbia had local laws in April 2012 that required 100 percent smoke-free workplaces, restaurants and bars. ...


Healthy Lungs Healthy Lifestyle Expo Set to Celebrate Soon-to-Be Smoke-Free Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (PRWEB), DigitalJournal.com, May 24, 2012

…Additionally, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights will present the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Alabama with an award honoring the implementation of smoke-free policies across state of Alabama, including the cities of Fultondale and Midfield in Jefferson County. ...



Editorial: Punitive ban on smoking at DIA
Denver Post - May 24, 2012

... The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation counts at least 250 smoke-free airports. And we understand that such bans are often an expression of the values ...


Denver airport to clear air by cutting back on smoking lounges
By Ann Shrader
Denver Post, May 19, 2012

By year's end, Denver International Airport will be nearly smoke-free, with all but one of the four indoor smoking lounges closed. … DIA Manager of Aviation Kim Day said 27 of the top 35 U.S. airports are smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. …


Denver airport moves toward becoming smoke-free
Associated Press
CBS 5 NewsChannel, May 18, 2012

… The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation says 27 of the top 35 U.S. airports ban smoking indoors. …


Denver International Airport to phase out indoor smoking
9news.com, May 18, 2012

Denver International Airport is on its way to becoming smoke-free. ... "The smoking rooms and ventilation systems don't protect people from the effects of second-hand smoke," Bronson Frick, associate director for Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights said. "This is about everyone's right to breathe clean-indoor air." As of April, 27 of the top 35 U.S. airports are 100 percent smoke-free indoors, according to the American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation. ...


Designated smoking areas needed on campus
StateHornet.com - May 10, 2012

A majority of public buildings in the country, with a few exemptions like casinos, are smoke-free indoors. Seems obvious since the ‘50s when it was acceptable to smoke pretty much anywhere. … There are at least 704 smoke-free campuses in the country, according to the American Non-Smokers' Rights Foundation. …


Survey: 57 percent want to ban smoking on public park property
Lincoln Journal Star, May 8, 2012

… More than 600 communities have smoke-free parks, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, based in California. The list does not include cities with ...


Smokers' rights group challenges NY's smoking ban
MICHAEL GORMLEY
Associated Press, May 1, 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A smokers' rights group is objecting to a new rule that will prohibit smokers from using New York state's parks, pools areas and beaches and historic sites as ash trays. ...
The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation reports that only Oklahoma prohibits smoking in parks statewide, but more than 600 municipalities ban smoking in parks. The advocacy group says only Maine prohibits smoking on its state beaches, but more than 125 municipalities do. ...


AAP Webinar on tobacco control advocacy
North American Quitline, April 30, 2012

... Featured presenters: Bronson Frick- Americans for onsokers' Rights and Robert Berger- Public Health ...


Viewpoints: Smoke-free air is a matter of social justice, equality
Birmingham News, April 29, 2012

...It is appropriate then, that Birmingham City Council presented an ordinance for public debate that protects workers and patrons, residents and visitors, from dangerous secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke oppresses the health of those who breathe it; Birmingham's nonsmokers are right to demand freedom from the hundreds of toxins oppressing their livelihood. ... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights found that 72 percent of African-Americans are exposed to secondhand smoke, much higher than other ethnic groups. Why? ...


Missouri Western still looking at becoming smoke-free campus
News-Press Now, April 26, 2012

Missouri Western State University’s governing board on Wednesday signed off on a resolution that supports further research into becoming a tobacco-free campus. … According to the Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of April 1 there are 704 campuses that have gone 100 percent smoke-free. Arkansas, Iowa and Oklahoma have ...



Smoke-free campus initiative reaches administration

Campus Times, April 26, 2012

Amid a growing number of universities that are establishing smoke-free campuses, a student-initiated proposal to turn the River Campus into an entirely smoke-free environment was recently submitted to administration for review and feedback after months of discussion. ... United States formally announced or have implemented a 100 percent smoke-free campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF). …



SGA senate tosses smoking resolution, issue remains prevalent at Marshall

MU (WV) The Parthenon – April 26, 2012

Despite attempts to solve the smoking problem a large percentage of Marshall University students noted on last year’s assessment day surveys, smokers can continue to smoke on campus as the Student Government Association has nixed all proposals and resolutions, including the most recent proposal that would allow for designated smoking areas. Smoking is prohibited at 704 US colleges and universities, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. That is nearly 25 percent of all private ...


Owner to clear the air at mall
Boston.com - April 19, 2012

... "I haven’t heard of any other malls adopting propertywide policies, but it is in line with what’s generally happening," said Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights. "There has been an increase in going smoke-free on government campuses, at universities, and other workplaces."...


Smoking bans continue to be implemented across the state: MU’s own smoking ban is currently scheduled to be implemented next fall
By Sam Roarke
UM Maneater, April 17, 2012

Smoking bans continue to be a very contentious topic throughout the country, but proponents seem to be winning out over strong opposition. A recent smoking ban in Hannibal, Mo., brought the total count to 31 Missouri towns that have some form of a smoking ban, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation’s website. Towns included on the list are St. Louis and Kansas City. … Cities aren’t the only ones taking action, as 35 states now have some form of a statewide smoking ban, according to the American for Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation’s website. Missouri does not have a smoking ban, but the The Indoor Clean Air Act, which passed in 1992, bans smoking in public places and meetings. However, the law offers a long list of exemptions. …


Alabama colleges take more steps to snuff out smoking
al.com, April 17, 2012

The best way to get people to quit smoking is to prevent them from getting really hooked in the first place. … The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation estimates there are about 700 smoke-free campuses around the country. One of the pioneers in Alabama, ...


Anti-smoking efforts lauded: State health department targeting Sheffield to lobby for regulations
By Jennifer Edwards
Times Daily - April 16, 2012

Alabama is at the top of a favorable list. The state has been recognized, along with California, by Americans for Non-Smokers Rights for passing "the greatest number of strong local smoke-free laws each year," the award notification release states. …


All cheer this 'Bama landmark
Anniston Star, April 12, 2012

This spring, debate is rolling on over the efforts of Alabama Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile, to ban smoking in most public places. … That's why it was good to hear that the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights' annual Smoke-Free Indoor Air Challenge Award has been given to … Alabama. … According to that organization, “Alabama led the nation in having enacted the greatest number of strong, new smoke-free laws in 2011 … This is a landmark achievement for public health.” We agree. …


State bans expands outdoor smoking bans
Buffalo News, April109, 2012

Smokers will have fewer places to light up in state parks and historical sites beginning this month, with the state designating more outdoor locations ­ including picnic spots and areas around playgrounds and pools ­ as tobacco-free zones. … Liz Williams, project manager at the California-based Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said that most of the nation's smoking restrictions in parks have been done on the city, town or county level. In all, 602 municipalities across the country have smoke-free parks; in New York, 38 such bans are in place, including in Niagara Falls city parks. … "The issue of smoking in parks is something communities and states are increasingly looking at," Williams said. …


Ala, California tie for anti-smoking ordinances
CBS42, April 5, 2012

(WIAT) - When it comes to protecting the rights of non-smokers, our state is topping the charts. Despite not having a state-wide indoor smoking ban, Alabama was listed as one of two states with the best laws protecting non-smokers. ... The honors were given by Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. It took place at the annual smoke free indoor challenge awards. …


Alabama, California tied for first place ranking in passing anti ...
al.com, April 4, 2012
Jeremy Gray, Birmingham News

… The two states tied for first place in the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights annual Smokefree Indoor Air Challenge Award, which recognizes the states that achieve the greatest number of strong local smoke-free laws each year. …


Campus takes steps towards being a smoke-free zone
Solano (CA) Tempest - April 4, 2012

... An increasing number of colleges have 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. …


Gaming convention gives tribe new tools
Cape Cod Times, April 4, 2012

... The National Indian Gaming Association conference and trade show is loaded with the flashing lights of the most notorious of casino attractions: the slot machine.

… There are money management firms, a company that sells Native American cigarettes called "Smokin' Joes" and a nonprofit organization that's looking to convince the Indian casino industry to kick the habit in its gambling halls, trying to add to 19 states with smoke-free casinos.

"Young adults have grown up in smoke-free states; it's now the social norm," said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. "I think smoke-free is definitely the trend."


Smoking debate
City Pulse - April 4, 2012

Should the proposed Lansing Kewadin Casino allow smoking? Cynthia Hallett, the executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, and Roger Martin, who represents the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians for the local public relations firm Martin Waymire Advocacy Communications, made their cases on the City Pulse radio show last week.


Can I get a price check on public health?
By Emily Letterman
Christian County Headliner, March 28, 2012

...In fact, 35 states have laws in effect that require 100-percent smoke-free non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, or bars, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation...


Ifs, ands and butts
Lansing (MI) City Pulse - March 29, 2012

Expect smoking at the proposed Kewadin Lansing casino. Banning it would have been a deal killer. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians would have felt singled out and at a disadvantage with the only smoke-free casino in Michigan, those close to the negotiations said. … But at least one nationwide group has launched an effort to get all casinos ­ tribal and commercial ­ to go smoke-free. Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, said that the “general common sense argument is: All workers deserve a smoke-free place.” The Bernero administration projects 1,500 permanent jobs will stem from the casino, if it happens. Hallett disputes claims that being smoke-free would deter potential visitors. “Weather and the price of gas is what is deterring them from going to the casino,” she said, adding a bad economy to the list.
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights formed in 1976 “at a time when very little” was happening in terms of smoke-free areas. Hallett said 19 states have smoke-free laws that apply to casinos. While no Native American tribes in the U.S. have uniform smoke-free policies for all their casinos, “There are a number of tribal casinos that have gone voluntarily smoke-free.” …


3/28/12 Radio Show
by City Pulse Radio
Lansing (MI) City Pulse, March 28, 2012

Listen to the show:
http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/imgs/hed/7193.mp3

Wednesday, March 28 - This weeks guests are Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, and Roger Martin and Martin Waymire of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe to discuss smoking in the pending Kewadin casino; Jonas Greenberg, co-star of the play "Next Fall"; and Jamie McAloon-Lampman, executive director of the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter, on the 6th annual Humanitarian Awards. …


LGBT Health Awareness Week: Clearing the air
Windy City Times - March 28, 2012

...Americans for Nonsmokers Rights agreed smoking is a big problem for the LGBT community. The organization lays blame at the tobacco industry's collective ...


College has no plans to ban smoking
The Dartmouth (NH), March 27, 2012

Despite the proliferation of campus-wide smoking bans across the country, Dartmouth does not enforce a full ban and has no current plans to do so, according to Director of Media Relations Justin Anderson. While no Ivy League university has implemented a smoking ban, 648 colleges and universities nationwide have fully smoke-free campuses, according to a study by the American Nonsmoker’s Rights Foundation published in January 2012. …


Air clears at ULM after ban expansion
Monroe News Star, March 24, 2012

The University of Louisiana at Monroe will soon become an almost tobacco-free campus. …According to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are now at least 648 college campuses nationwide that have enacted 100 percent smoke-free campus ...


Smoke-free casinos inevitable everywhere, advocate says
Tribune Review, March 23, 2012

... "Many people have avoided casinos because of the secondhand smoke, so it's a great chance to attract a more diverse clientele to Atlantic City," says Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, which has pushed for smoke-free public sites since 1976. "It's also part of a growing national and global trend." Frick says 19 states -- notably excluding Pennsylvania -- require casinos to be smoke-free. Among them are Illinois, where the top-grossing casino is the Rivers in suburban Chicago, owned by the company that operates a North Shore casino with the same name; Ohio, where the first casino is scheduled to open next month; and California. The group ranks Pennsylvania's anti-smoking law among the weakest in the country because of its many exemptions. For example, it limits smoking to 25 percent of the casino floor, but allows that area to be doubled if a 90-day review of slot-machine revenue shows the average win per machine in the smoking area substantially was more than in the nonsmoking area. …


Daytona State votes down smoke-free campus
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal, March 22, 2012

The majority of the Daytona State College board of trustees voted today against a new policy that would have prohibited smoking and tobacco use on its six campuses in Volusia and Flagler counties. ... concern that such a policy was going too far in infringing on people's rights. … Nationally, more than 640 colleges and universities have some type of smoke-free or tobacco-free policy, including about 10 in Florida, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation in California.


College of DuPage may out tobacco
Wheaton (IL) Leader, March 22, 2012

… Next month, the college may adopt the Tobacco-Free Campus policy that would take effect Aug. 6, following the same trend as several other campuses across the U.S. According to a January news release from the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, 648 campuses across the U.S. have gone smoke-free …


Simpsonville split on plan to ban smoking in restaurants: Ban would affect city’s restaurants ($$)
Greenville (SC) News, March 19, 2012

Simpsonville’s proposed ban on smoking in restaurants has divided the city over whether it is a public health issue vital to children’s well-being or an unnecessary government intrusion into private business. …Twenty-three states have laws in effect requiring restaurants and bars to be smoke free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Statewide smoking ban approved
Muncie Star Press - March 10, 2012

The American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' ... According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, ...


State smoking ban means little in Indy
Indianapolis Star - March 10, 2012

The American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids call the legislation the ...


Verbatim: Indiana has 'nothing but smoke and mirrors'
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (blog) - March 9, 2012

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) is a leading national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, with more than 30 years' experience in ...


Indiana smoking ban passes General Assembly
Indianapolis Star - March 9, 2012

According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 35 states have smoking bans of some kind. Among them, 23 have smoke-free laws that are ...


No exceptions
Salt Lake Tribune - March 6, 2012
by Cynthia Hallett, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights

HB245 is a well-intentioned bill that unfortunately creates more problems than it solves. It carves out exemptions in the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act through at least 2017 to allow people to smoke hookahs and “e-cigarettes” in certain businesses. We disagree that the state needs to grant exceptions to the law now before asking some businesses to discontinue smoking later. ...


Wrightsville Beach to discuss smoking ban
StarNewsOnline.com (NC), March 4, 2012

…If passed, Wrightsville Beach will be the first beach town in North Carolina to ban smoking on the beach strand. … Sources: American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Eduard Ariza and Stephen P. Leatherman's "No-Smoking Policies and Their Outcomes on US Beaches" The meeting ...


A long, slow crawl to a smoking ban
News Sentinel, March 3, 2012

… Adding up all the state and local bans, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation estimates, 79.6 percent of the population lives under a ban on smoking, ...


UTPA considers smoking restrictions
Monitor, March 3, 2012

Less than 25 feet from a "No Smoking" sign, University of Texas-Pan American senior Abraham Gutierrez enjoyed a cigarette break on a recent Wednesday afternoon. … As of Jan. 2, such sweeping smoke-free policies have spread across 32 higher education campuses in Texas, including the University of Texas-Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. …


Md. legislator wants to ban smoking in cars carrying children
Washington Post (blog) - March 2, 2012

… Arkansas bans smoking in cars when children under 14 are present. Louisiana, Puerto Rico, California and Maine also have similar laws. … Jennie Forehand, a Democrat from Montgomery County, who has worked to ban smoking in public places, tried last year to pass a law banning smoking in cars ...


Colleges become increasingly smoke-free
Oswegonian, March 1, 2012
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…According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR), approximately 30 percent of college students are smokers. ANR also stresses that people ages 18-24 are ...


No ban on outdoor smoking
Rocklin Placer Herald, February 29, 2012

… The city’s apparent refusal to look into the matter may seem like a setback for non-smokers, but not according to Liz Williams from Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, a Berkeley based national non-profit. “They may not necessarily be ready to take action based on input from one individual, but if that one individual sparks community conversation, the council may end up hearing from multiple people in the community and realize there is broad base of support in the community,” Williams said. “That’s when they are more willing to take something on.” …


Seeing Through the Smoke
University Daily Kansan, February 29, 2012

…There are complete smoking bans on more than 650 college campuses in the US, according to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. And while smoking bans and ...


Getting Smoked Out By the Neighbors
San Diego Reader February 29, 2012

... Or try the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation (no-smoke.org) for a little moral support. ...


No smoking, please
MSU State News, February 28, 2012

… According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of Jan. 2, at least 648 campuses across the country are entirely smoke free, including 19 colleges and universities in Michigan. ...


City wants to kick habit, but won't allow ashtrays
San Francisco Examiner, February 24, 2012

…Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, said cigarette butts are among the largest discarded waste in the country. An estimated 1.56 billion tons of butts are tossed on streets each year, said the Berkeley-based organization. Hallett said agrees businesses should not be displaying support for smoking, but there should be some kind of receptacle to toss the waste. “It doesn’t make sense,” Hallett said of the resolution. “I understand with respect to smoke-free indoor environments you don’t want to provide ashtrays, but if they are outdoors in legal smoking areas, people do need a sanctioned place to put out cigarettes.” Hallett said there are ways to combat smoking -- even with ashtrays. Businesses in Ireland, for instance, place ashtrays and trash receptacles at a reasonable distance from restaurant entryways, but on each ashtray is a phone number for a hotline to help smokers kick the habit. “You can put educational messages on them,” Hallett said. “It might counter the concern that an ashtray encourages smoking.”


Smoking banned from future Fairbourne Station hotel
Salt Lake Tribune, February 23, 2012

...Bronson Frick, associate director of the California-based Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, said a smoking prohibition protects guests and employees from the hazards of secondhand smoke and third-hand smoke. Third-hand smoke — gases from cigarette smoke that adhere to surfaces, including furniture and linens — remain long after secondhand smoke has been cleared and cause health problems for housekeepers, he said. “It’s literally a toxic environment,” Frick said. He said Wisconsin, Michigan and Nebraska — plus numerous cities — have passed laws requiring hotels to be 100 percent smoke-free. In addition, some hotel chains completely ban smoking, he said. ...


Daytona State, Stetson considering smoke and tobacco-free campuses
Daytona Beach News-Journal - February 20, 2012

… Smoke-free and tobacco-free policies are a national trend in recent years. More than 640 colleges and universities nationally have policies, including 10 at Florida colleges and universities, such as the University of Florida, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, a California-based group. …


Why All Hospital Campuses Should Be Smoke-Free
Richard C. Senelick, MD
Huffington Post, February 17, 2012

A nurse shouldn't smell like she just smoked an entire pack of cigarettes. … If you can't smoke in a bar in many states, why can you smoke on a hospital campus? Some states, like Arkansas, have already passed legislation to ban smoking on hospital campuses, but many have not. Why do we still have to deal with this issue? …


Casper City Council will draft public smoking ban
Casper Star-Tribune Online, February 13, 2012

… Smokefree Natrona County is funded by grants from the American Cancer Society ... Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …


Proposed Legal Settlement With Mortgage Lenders May Repeat Tobacco ...
AlterNet, February 8, 2012

…The opposition started with me, Julia Carol (then executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights), John Garrison (then CEO of the American Lung ...


Ohio may ban smoking in cars
Marietta Times, February 7, 2012

Hoping to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, ear infections, colds, pneumonia, bronchitis, and other childhood illnesses linked to secondhand smoke exposure, Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to smoke in vehicles when young children are present. … According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, it is currently illegal in four states to smoke with children present in a car. Those states are Maine, ...


Wrightsville Beach revisits smoking ban
Greater Wilmington Business Journal, February 6, 2012

… About 126 beach municipalities in the country are smoke-free, including two in South Carolina, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. …


CDC study: 1 in 5 kids are exposed to second-hand smoke in cars
DigitalJournal.com, February 6, 2012

A recent report commisioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the dangers of passive smoking for kids in cars. …According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maine and Puerto Rico have imposed rules on smoking in vehicles carrying a child passenger.


Loosen Ill. smoking ban restrictions?
ConnectTriStates.com powered by KHQA - January 30, 2012

An Illinois lawmaker is proposing legislation that would loosen the state's smoking ban restrictions in bars and casinos. … As of 2012, the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights reports that 39 states and the District of Columbia have local laws in effect that require non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants or bars to be 100 percent smoke free. ...


Student attempts to ban smoking
CMU The Tartan Online, January 30, 2012

Postdoctoral physics student Patrick Coles has started a petition to ban smoking on the Carnegie Mellon campus. … A list of the 648 institutions that have passed campus-wide smoking bans has been made available online by the American Nonsmokers' Right Foundation. …


CASC Stamps Out Smoking On Campus
Fort Smith (OK) Times Record, January 25, 2012

…According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 639 colleges and universities in the country ­ including all public colleges and universities in ...


Gambling Addicts Aren't Necessarily Smoking Addicts
San Diego Reader - January 25, 2012

...There are only two smoke-free Indian casinos in California, says Cynthia Hallett, ... The research suggests that if casinos were made smoke-free, ...


Public Health Law Research Program Funds 15 New Studies
PHLR, January 24, 2012

The public health effects of laws on issues such as food safety, the health impacts of local power plants, youth concussions, and monitoring prescription drug use and access will be investigated through 15 new research projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program. ... Cynthia Hallett, MPH -- Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation: "Enhancing Public Health Laws Datasets: U.S. Tobacco Control Laws Database" ...


Tobacco Use on College Campuses – Going Up in Smoke?
NextGen Journal, January 19, 2012

…According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF), “there are now at least 639” universities nationwide that have established policies for ...


University Bans Smoking on Entire Campus
Cigar Aficionado, January 17, 2012

...According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Association, over 200 schools join the wave of universities banning smoking in just the last year. ...


Allegany College officials consider campus-wide smoking ban
Cumberland Times-News - January 17, 2012

…According to the American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation (ANR), at least 639 college campuses in the US were 100-percent smoke-free, as of this month. ...


WA campuses go smoke free
The Australian January 10, 2012

...Total smoke bans are also common in overseas universities including about 640 US campuses, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


600 US colleges going smoke-free
UPI, January 7, 2011

... The American Nonsmokers Rights' Association says 639 campus have adopted smoke-free policies with no exemptions, though some have yet to take effect. ...


A plea for puff-free bus stops
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide - January 4, 2012

... The group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights offers tools for people seeking information toward making their community smoke-free at www.no-smoke.org. ...