ANR in the News (2014)

Largo to consider banning e-cigarettes in city buildings
Tampabay.com - December 24, 2014

"These products aren't safe," said Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. Among the concerns, he said, is the lack of labeling so ...


NOLA smoking-ban supporters respond to State Police ...
The Times-Picayune - December 22, 2014

...NOLA smoking-ban supporters respond to State Police report, say ban ... were predicting in Delaware never happened," said Onjewel Smith, ...


As statewide smoking ban stalls, cities go it alone
Monitor - December 21, 2014

Nationally, 24 states and Washington, D.C., have comprehensive smoking bans, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Most cities in ...


Cigarette bans Smoke signals
The Economist – December 20, 2014

... according to the American Non Smokers' Rights Foundation, a pressure group. Most are in the South, where smoking rates are higher (see map).


Texas Once Again to Consider a Statewide Smoking Ban
New York Times – December 19, 2014

Nationally, 24 states and Washington, D.C., have comprehensive smoking bans, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


FAU to be Smoke-Free with new Tobacco ban, Policy Takes Effect ...
The Boca Raton Tribune - December 17, 2014

There are 1,477 smoke-free campuses in the U.S., according to an Oct. 1 report from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Of those colleges and ...


Lewes bans beach smoking, e-cigarettes
Councilman urges education, not fines as ban takes effect
CapeGazette.com - December 15, 2014

With little opposition, Lewes Mayor and City Council extended the city's smoking ban to all beaches within municipal limits. Meeting Dec. 8, city officials also approved a change to the smoking ban ordinance to include electronic cigarettes a suggestion from the public at a Nov. 24 hearing. Lewes joins more than 225 municipalities nationwide to ban electronic cigarettes, according to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation statistics. The city joins the likes of New York City, Philadelphia and Boston in banning the devices. E-cigarettes simulate tobacco smoking, but do not contain tobacco. The devices often contain nicotine and emit an aerosol mist rather than cigarette smoke...


Are states spending enough on tobacco control and prevention?
Washington Post (blog) - December 12, 2014

... for Tobacco-Free Kids,the American Heart Association, the American Cancer ... the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.


New Report: States Shortchange Tobacco Prevention Programs ...
Digital Journal - December 11, 2014

Smoke-free laws save lives and support a healthier workforce across a region," said Cynthia Hallett, MPH, Executive Director of Americans for Nonsmokers' ...


National Report: North Dakota Ranks 1st in Protecting Kids from ...
SYS-CON Media (press release ) December 11, 2014

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


Campus tobacco and even nicotine bans spike in past three years
The College Fix - December 5, 2014

As of Oct. 1, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights recorded 1,477 universities that banned tobacco use on campus, far up from 586 in October 2011. Twenty ...


Portland installs cigarette butt trash cans [VIDEO]
WCSH-TV - December 5, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The city of Portland and business leaders instituted a new program Thursday intended to remove and reduce cigarette butts on city streets, many of which end up in Casco Bay. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights' says that worldwide, an estimated 1.69 billion pounds of butts wind us as trash. Cigarette butts are not biodegradable and contain many toxic chemicals, several of which are carcinogens. Studies show that cigarette butts in the ocean are toxic to fish and other marine life.


Missouri and Kansas Rank Among Lowest Spending States For ...
KCUR - December 2, 2014

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


Would a ban on smoking in parks jibe with a ban on smoking in bars?: Jarvis DeBerry [VIDEO]
NOLA.com | Times-Picayune November 25, 2014

If it's passed, the new ordinance introduced by City Councilwoman Latoya Cantrell will require cigarette smokers to take it outside, but not everywhere outside. Smoking would also be banned in public places, such as transportation shelters and parks. When a group of people with the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Louisiana visited last month, they made a strong case for why people who work in bars and casinos shouldn't have to inhale cigarette smoke to make a living. Onjewel Smith, representing the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, said her group began in support of flight attendants who didn't think they should be subjected to smoke while on the job.


U. to review smoking policy amid national changes, community complaints
The Daily Princetonian - November 24, 2014

The University administration has been discussing potential revisions of the Universitys current policy on smoking on campus, and these discussions will expand to include undergraduate and graduate students, University spokesperson Martin Mbugua told The Daily Princetonian. The working group will also hear views from other parties on campus, he added. Rights, Rules, Responsibilities delineates the Universitys current smoking policy, saying that smoking is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and places of public access by law and by University policy. The document adds a variety of examples of locations that qualify under this guideline, including University-owned vehicles and spectator areas at outdoor University events. It also notes that e-cigarettes are included under this policy. While once uncommon, the number of 100% smoke-free campuses in the United States has increased from 586 three years ago to 1,477 today.


Logan Municipal Council discusses possible e-cigarette ban
HJNews November 19, 2014

Members of Logans Municipal Council expressed doubts about banning e-cigarettes with little information about their harmful second-hand effects Tuesday night and asked the health department to do a presentation on the subject in January. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a national lobbying organization, points to a variety of studies done in the last five years about the dangers of e-cigarette vapor.


Healthy habits or burning freedoms?
Juneau Empire (subscription) - November 21, 2014

An event meant to deter smoking nationwide was met by student dissenters rallying against a ban on their right to smoke. As of October this year, 1,477 college campuses nationwide have become smoke-free, according to the Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative. Of this number, 975 schools also prohibit other tobacco-related products. E-cigarettes and vaping devices should be included in bans, said Reeves, who quit smoking 17 years ago. She said vapors from those devices contain harmful ...


Administrators consider campus-wide smoking ban after petition ...
MSU State News - November 20, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are at least 1,477 smoke-free campuses in the United States. MSU is not one of them.


Holy Smokes: Anti-smoking legislation in New Orleans; Cessation ...
Bayoubuzz - November 19, 2014

ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, in New Orleans has been working with Americans for Nonsmoker's Rights, American Heart ...


Recreation Commission to consider ordinance banning smoking in ...
Lodi News-Sentinel - November 19, 2014

Since then, more than 165 cities and counties across the state have banned smoking in parks, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Smoking ban at Michigan State? Petition garners more than 1300 ...
MLive.com - November 18, 2014

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, there are 1,477 completely smoke free college campuses across the country. There were 586 campuses with ...


Smoked out?
bestofneworleans.com - November 17, 2014

Cynthia Hallett with the national nonsmoking group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights said, "All workers deserve a safe, healthy, smoke-free workplace.


Small Massachusetts Town Fumes Over Proposed Tobacco Sales Ban
Newsweek - November 14, 2014

Residents of the small town of Westminster, Massachusetts, are fuming over a proposed ban on the sale of all tobacco products within town limits. A town meeting held Wednesday evening to discuss the proposal ended after barely 20 minutes when attendees refused to stop clapping and shouting. . It almost goes without saying that big tobacco companies are not on board. Bronson Frick, an associate director at Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, tells Newsweek the Westminster proposal is surely on the radar of big tobacco, should the idea spread beyond Westminster.


All college campuses should be smoke-free
Newsworks.org - November 12, 2014

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, over 1,000 universities in the United States have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free policy; students and faculty ...


LaToya Cantrell to introduce smoke-free legislation Nov. 20
bestofneworleans.com - November 12, 2014

"Now is the time to try to pass this smoke-free environment. ... with the national nonsmoking group Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.


Banning smoking in Dallas parks and trails is a no-brainer
Dallas Morning News (blog) - November 11, 2014

City parks would be a good example of where the rights of the many should prevail ... According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 990 ...


WSG's vote must be reconsidered
Royal Purple News - November 6, 2014

According to ANR (Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights) 53,800 people die every year from secondhand smoke exposure. This request is by no means asking too ...


The smoke also rises: Should Gonzaga be smoke-free?
Bulletin (subscription) - November 6, 2014

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (which is a rather odd source to use, for me), there are about 1,477 smoke-free campuses as of October 1, 2014.


Q&A: Your questions about e-cigarettes answered
Sun Sentinel (subscription) - November 5, 2014

... last year, as dominant tobacco companies like Reynolds American get into the market. .... or restaurants, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.


Oakwood council passes outdoor smoke-free law
WHIO - November 4, 2014

An ordinance in Oakwood that would allow law enforcement to fine people who are smoking at some outdoor city-owned property was passed ... Oakwood became the fourth city in the state to adopt a smoke-free park law, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Tanning Beds Still Common on College Campuses Because Apparently People Haven't Heard About Skin Cancer
Bustle - October 31, 2014

Cigarettes According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, almost 1500 college campuses are 100 percent smoke-free. No cigarettes, no cigars, not even e-cigs because, as youre hopefully aware, tobacco smoke causes cancer. (This list includes my alma mater, Emory University. Go Emory!)


Syracuse University tobacco ban aims to create generation of non ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com - October 31, 2014

The movement to ban tobacco on college campuses, which Syracuse University joined Monday, is not just about creating a smoke- free culture in public workplaces. It is also about convincing young people to become lifetime non-smokers, said Sarah Van Orman, the president of the American College Health Association. The national initiative is more about creating a healthy smoke-free culture than convincing students not to smoke, said Cynthia Hallet, the executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Which is why most of the coverage of SU's ban portrayed it as a culture change more than anything else. But the less discussed purpose of the initiative is to combat the modern targeting strategy of tobacco companies, which began in 1998, said Hallet. That was the year that the Master Settlement Agreement between 46 states and the nation's five largest tobacco companies banned the companies from advertising to children younger than 18. Hallet said this ban forced the companies to shift their target audience to the next youngest demographic: 18-24 year-olds, or people of college age. "They were looking for a new generation of smokers and they need people to develop the habit while they are young," said Hallet. "It's a for profit industry."


The Health Crusade of Westminster, MA: Ban Tobacco Sales
The Nonprofit Quarterly - October 29, 2014

According to the 501(c)(4) lobbying group Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 975 college campuses in the U.S. are totally cigarette-free and 291 even ban the ...


SU moves forward with plans to implement tobacco-free campus ...
The Daily Orange - October 27, 2014

There are currently 1,477 smoke-free campuses in the country, according to an Oct. 1 report from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Syracuse University to be smoke-free with new tobacco ban, policy ...
The Post-Standard - syracuse.com - October 27, 2014

According to an Oct. 1 report from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are 1,477 smoke-free campuses in the U.S. Of those colleges and ...


Cigarette-Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work
NPR.org - October 23, 2014

The headquarters of Reynolds American in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C.. ... Cynthia Hallett, executive director for Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, says ...


Cigarette Maker To Phase Out Smoking in its Offices
Newsweek - October 23, 2014

Reynolds American Inc. may be a big honcho in the tobacco business, but it doesn't ... and bar law, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Cigarette Company Announces Workplace Smoking Ban
NEWS.GNOM.ES - October 23, 2014

Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, says it's possible “they're finally recognizing that there are health consequences and ...


Is smoking in New Orleans clubs and bars driving away musicians ...
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com - October 23, 2014

Onjewel Smith, a consultant with the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation said her group began in support of flight attendants who insisted that they not be ...


Maker of Camel cigarettes bans smoking in its offices
KMOV.com - October 23, 2014

American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation estimates that just less than half of the nation's workers are covered by laws that prohibit smoking in their work places.


Blowing smoke: Campus smoking bans pointless
The Pitt News - October 22, 2014

...My problem is with the recent popular movement among colleges to ban smoking on campus. In fact, 1,478 colleges have banned smoking anywhere on campus, including outdoors, as of Oct. 1, 2014. ...


National school boards group ends tobacco partnership
EdSource Today - October 19, 2014

Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., the Berkeley-based national lobbying group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and UC San Francisco professor Stanton Glantz, ...


Wake maintains tobacco-friendly policies
Old Gold & Black - October 17, 2014

At Wake Forest, the Reynolda campus has a similar tobacco policy to Georgia's old one. The university website says that as of Jan. 1, 2011 ... Nationally, according to the Americans for Non-smokers Rights, as of Oct. 1, 2014, there are at least 1,478 100 percent smoke free campuses. Of those campuses, 976 of them are 100 percent tobacco-free. A smoke-free campus restricts the literal smoking of any tobacco product while a tobacco-free campus restricts tobacco products in any form.


Father asks for smoking ban in Athens parks
Athens Messenger - October 15, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, only three municipalities in the state of Ohio have banned smoking in public parks: Strongsville, ...


U.S. college students do better than U.K. counterparts in physical ...
News-Medical.net - October 15, 2014

... more participation in organized sports, and less smoking," said American ... smoke-free campuses, according to the group American Nonsmokers' Rights ...


National School Boards Association declines help from R.J. Reynolds to keep kids from smoking
McClatchy Washington Bureau - October 14, 2014

It said its "Right Decisions Right Now" curriculum would educate ... to market to youth," Americans for Nonsmokers Rights said on Facebook. U.S. Sen.


US college students eat their vegetables. Really?!
Medical Xpress - October 14, 2014

Credit: Jeff Watts/American University ... There are 1,478 smoke-free campuses, according to the group American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Oakwood considers making parks smoking-free
Dayton Daily News October 11, 2014

An ordinance under consideration in Oakwood would allow law enforcement to fine people who are smoking at some outdoor city-owned property. The new ordinance will be considered by city council next month. It would prohibit smoking and e-cigarettes at public parks, public natural areas, or around the city building, public works center and community center. City-owned parking lots, the Gardner Pool and the Old River Sports Complex were also listed as areas protected from smoking under the proposed ban. If city council approves the ordinance during its Nov. 3 meeting, Oakwood would become the fourth city in Ohio to adopt a smoke-free park law, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Other cities in the state with similar laws include New Philadelphia, Strongsville and Sylvania...


Colleges outlawing smoking on campus
The Daily Toreador - October 8, 2014

As of Oct. 1, there are at least 1,478 completely smoke-free campuses across the United States, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights website.


Smokers' Rights Go Up in Smoke
Daily Utah Chronicle - October 8, 2014

According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, an anti-smoking lobbyist group, nearly 1,500 campuses are now smoke free as of October 2014. This is up from ...


CDC: Banning Smoking in Public Housing Could Save States Millions
Governing - October 8, 2014

Now, more public agencies are prohibiting smoking in places where people live ... according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF)...


JCSU bans all smoking products
Charlotte Post - October 7, 2014

Smoking in buildings is already prohibited. ... According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 1,372 schools are smoke free while 938 of those ban ...


Johnson C. Smith University announces plans for tobacco-free campus
wbtv.com - October 7, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A major Charlotte-area university says its joining a growing number of colleges and universities across the United States by adopting a tobacco-free campus policy. ... According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, there are now at least 1,477 100% smoke-free campuses, as of Oct. 1. Of these, 975 are 100% tobacco-free and 291 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes anywhere on campus. ...


In our opinion: Tobacco-free campuses: More colleges are banning tobacco use
Deseret News October 5, 2014

The university system in the state of Georgia announced that its 31 separate campuses will join a growing number of colleges across the country that have completely banned tobacco use, indoors and out. Of the more than 1,800 schools that have adopted similar policies, only two are in Utah. Its time for that to change. The lobby group Americans for Nonsmokers Rights says risk factors for tobacco use peak at ages 18-25, and college attendance could be a turning point in choosing not to use tobacco. Tobacco use is trending downward as longtime smokers give up the habit. But data compiled by ANR shows that the number of people who initiated smoking after age 18 increased from 600,000 in 2002 to 1 million in 2010.


As Georgia colleges ban tobacco, some schools still considering options
McDuffie Mirror - October 2, 2014

About 1,500 colleges nationwide have adopted smoke-free policies, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights organization. Campuses in ...


Smoking Ban Fans Flames Amongst Students on Georgia's Public Campuses
Newsweek - October 1, 2014

Georgia hopes to clear the air on its public school campuses with a smoking and tobacco ban that goes into effect Wednesday. But students are sending up mixed signals from campus about the move. ... When the ban goes into effect on the the 31 colleges and universities that make up the University System of Georgia (USG), students will be joining hundreds of campuses across the country that have already instituted rules to try to make campuses 100 percent smoke-free, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a national lobbying organization. The number has grown to 1,478 in 2014, compared to 446 in October 2010.


More public colleges banning tobacco use [VIDEO]
wwlp.com - September 30, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) Public universities and colleges in Georgia are joining a growing list of campuses that prohibit tobacco use. In 2010, less than 450 colleges had smoking bans according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. By Wednesday, that number will be nearly 1,500. Close to 20 colleges in Massachusetts ban tobacco. A student at one of those schools says many smokers still get away with it...


Georgia Colleges Prohibiting Tobacco, but Questions About Enforcement Linger
New York Times - September 28, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. Amid carefree talk of starting lineups, one public notice to the Sanford Stadium crowd on a recent Saturday stood out: Beginning Oct. 1, the University of Georgia will be among the academic institutions in this state that prohibit tobacco products from its campuses. The restrictions will take effect as a rising number of colleges across the country rush to lay down new limits on tobacco use. In October 2010, according to the lobbying group Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, fewer than 450 colleges had enacted smoking bans. By Wednesday, that number will have increased to nearly 1,500, with most of those schools having prohibited all forms of tobacco.


Should Iowa cities ban e-cigarettes?
Electronic cigarettes slow to light up discussion among leaders
Gazette September 26, 2014

IOWA CITY Electronic cigarette use isnt new, but cities in Iowa remain undecided about whether to restrict their use. Iowa City Council last week voted to limit the use of e-cigarettes on city-owned and managed property and indicated interest in further restrictions. Although Iowa cities havent decided whether to treat e-cigarettes as traditional cigarettes, 188 cities across the country as of July had laws regulating where e-cigarettes cannot be used, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. ...


No More Smoke
Thenews.org September 19, 2014

In light of Gov. Steve Beshears recent executive order banning smoking on government property, the Universitys potential to instill a smoking ban of its own has lit up debates all over campus. There are 1,372 total colleges and universities nationally that are smoke-free, 938 are tobacco-free and 167 do not allow e-cigarettes, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. …


Secondhand Smoke from E-Cigarettes Contains Toxic Metals, Researchers Say
Mercola.com - September 17, 2014

...According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR), secondhand e-cigarette aerosol contains at least 10 chemicals identified on California's Proposition 65 list of carcinogens and reproductive toxins, listed in the table below. ...


Time to quit smoking at PCC
PCC Courier - September 17, 2014

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported that "1,372 100% smoke-free campuses" exist in the United States. As the nationwide smoke-free ...


Employees and customers are being denied their constitutional right ...
Marianas Variety - September 17, 2014

THE American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation has accurate information about studies and research being done to show that employees of not-smoke-free ...


Ocean City Officials Prepping for Tobacco Restrictions
Southern Maryland Online - September 11, 2014

ANNAPOLIS (Sept. 11, 2014) -- Beachgoers in Ocean City, Md., will need to be careful where they put their butts next summer. The group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights reports that as of July 4, 209 municipalities have passed smoke-free beach laws.


Gov. Christie Vetoes Limit On Smoking At Parks, Beaches
CBS Local - September 10, 2014

Chris Christie has vetoed a measure to limit smoking in the state's parks ... partial bans, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Walgreen: At the intersection of At the intersection of healthy, happy - and hypocritical
Crain's Chicago Business - September 10, 2014

The announcement by CVS Caremark - now CVS Health - in February that it would stop selling tobacco sent shockwaves through the public health and business sectors. Public health advocates cheered the decision, noting that removing tobacco from health providers' shelves would promote good health, help smokers to quit and stay quit, and prevent a new generation of smokers. Many began asking other pharmacy chains if they would follow suit…..This came as no surprise - either to us at Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights or to other advocates who had engaged with Walgreen on this issue previously.


Lights out for smokers in Vegas
Travel Weekly - September 9, 2014

A decision to ban smoking in the Asian gambling mecca of Macau prompted a Wall Street analyst to predict that the casinos of Las Vegas might ...Delaware's gaming revenue decreased 11.3% following a smoking ban in 2002, while Illinois saw a 20.9% drop after implementing a ban in 2007. Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said that many factors can affect a casino company's gaming revenue, including the general state of the economy, gas prices and weather, and that it is impossible to point specifically at a smoking ban to explain a decrease in revenue.


Smokeless campuses on the rise
Minnesota Daily - September 9, 2014

Hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide had already jumped on similar restrictions, displaying a trend toward smoke-free campuses ...


American Heart Association advocates for e-cigarette regulation
The Columbia Chronicle - September 8, 2014

The American Heart Association released its first policy on e-cigarettes Aug. 24, stating that e-cigarettes threaten to addict the next generation of smokers. The AHA said it based its position on the limited scientific research available. Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, said the regulation battle for e-cigarettes is very similar to the battle conventional cigarettes once faced. Its a serious case of deja- vu, Hallett said. In terms of public outcry and outrage, its almost the same.


Concordia campus goes fully tobacco-free
Prairie Business - September 8, 2014

MOORHEAD, Minn. Following the lead of college campuses around the country, Concordia College at Moorhead is now fully tobacco-free. Just 365 campuses were smoke-free in October 2009, compared to 1,372 campuses in July 2014, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, ...


E-cigarette debate heats up in Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Journal - September 7, 2014

At least seven stores specializing in electronic cigarettes have opened this year in the Madison area, selling what operators and some anti-tobacco advocates say are a safer alternative to regular cigarettes. Nationally, dozens of cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York have restricted e-cigarettes in smokefree areas, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation in Berkeley, California.


Smoking Bans Impact More and More Massachusetts Universities
Boston Globe - September 6, 2014

Its a real drag for college students with a cigarette habit these days. With this decision, Harvard University joins the ranks of more than a dozen other universities in the Commonwealth that have banned smoking. According to a July 3rd release from the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, 20 Massachusetts universities, from the Berkshires to the Cape, have banned tobacco products on campus.


Smoking prohibited in more than 80 percent of U.S. homes, CDC says
Science Recorder - September 5, 2014

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a study on September 4 revealing a historically low amount of smoke-free homes across the country. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights describes the specific smoking ban laws on a state-by-state basis.


E-cigarettes: Safer, but concerns mount as teen use rises
ModernMedicine - September 2, 2014

At least 13 states have enacted regulations prohibiting or restricting the use of e-cigarettes, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


LS weighs more smoking restrictions
Lee's Summit Journal - September 2, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, at least 967 communities have some sort of smoke-free park law or policy in place. Lee's Summit ...


WMU Tobacco Free Policy in Full Effect
Western Herald -September 2, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, there are 1,372 completely smoke-free college campuses in the United States. In the state of ...


WMU going tobacco-free
WOODTV. com September 1, 2014

(WOOD) — On Monday, Western Michigan University became the latest campus in Michigan to go 100 percent tobacco-free. According to the ...


Western Michigan University's ban on all forms of tobacco begins Monday
Mlive.com - August 31, 2014

KALAMAZOO, MI As Nick Viau stood on the steps of Waldo Library smoking a cigar, the 18-year-old Western Michigan University student didn't mince words when asked what he thought of the impending campus-wide tobacco ban. According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which has compiled a list of smoke-free college campuses throughout the U.S., there are at least 1,372 campuses that are currently smoke-free or are set to make the leap shortly. But, only 176 of these institutions prohibit the use of e-cigarettes anywhere on campus. MORE: View the complete list of smoke-free college campuses throughout the U.S. (As of July 2014)


BSC tobacco ban goes into effect Sept. 1
Post-Searchlight - August 15, 2014

Bainbridge State College students can expect a smoke-and-tobacco-free campus when they return this fall. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, as of July 2014, there were more than 1,300 smoke-free college campuses, of which more than 900 are completely tobacco-free.


Travel industry to smokers: Puff at your own risk
Washington Post – August 14, 2014

Result: Whether you use tobacco products or not, you have to know about ... statewide, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Allegheny Health Network to ban smoking on its grounds starting Jan. 1 [VIDEO]
Tribune-Review - August 11, 2014

... Advocates for the restrictions said the changes follow evolving social norms. Surveys show more than half of hospitals nationwide have such rules, said Bronson Frick, associate director at the California-based Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. He said cigarette smoke infiltrating hospitals from outdoors became a problem, among other health concerns. “Now, it's more a question of why some hospitals don't have a smoke-free policy,” Frick said. ...


The Gulfport Neighborhood Guide: Small city, big profile
Creative Loafing Tampa - August 7, 2014

... according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. These include county-run beaches in Los Angeles, New York and Hawaii, state beaches in Maine ...


Butt batteries: Scientists store energy in used cigarette filters
TrustLaw (blog) - August 6, 2014

According to anti-smoking campaigners Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, ... in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.


Frisco bans smoking, e-cigarettes in city parks
Dallas Morning News August 5, 2014

Frisco is snuffing out smoking at all city parks after a split vote on Tuesday. The Frisco City Council voted 3-2 to tighten its smoking ordinance to better protect the health of its residents. The ordinance includes a ban not only on smoking but also on e-cigarettes and all liquid nicotine products in its parks. The ban does not include chewing tobacco, which was also an option discussed Tuesday. Frisco is not alone in its new ordinance. It joins the neighboring cities of Prosper and McKinney in banning smoking in all city parks. The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation lists 965 other cities nationwide that also ban smoking in all city parks or specifically named city parks.


YOUR THREE CENTS: Do you think e-cigs should be banned in indoor public places? [VIDEO]
WEAR August 5, 2014

The "American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation" says 188 municipalities in the country now have some form of ban on e-cigarettes indoors.


New Orleans bars going nonsmoking?
bestofneworleans.com - July 28, 2014

New Orleans is among the few major cities in America that still allow ... will follow a model ordinance from Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, which has helped ...


New Jersey considers restrictions on shore smoking
Miami Herald (Associated Press) - July 27, 2014

MANASQUAN, N.J. -- Jane Horton hates when someone near her on a beach lights up a cigarette. Around the country, more than 200 coastal communities have enacted total smoking bans on their sands, with many more passing partial bans, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. These include county-run beaches in Los Angeles, New York and Hawaii, state beaches in Maine and some local beaches in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North and South Carolina and Rhode Island, among others.


No smoking allowed on Missouri-Kansas City campus or property beginning Aug. 1
Daily Journal - July 25, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri As of Aug. 1, the University of Missouri-Kansas City will enforce a smoking ban on all university-owned or leased property. A report issued by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights this month said 1,372 U.S. colleges and universities have adopted a smoke-free policy across their campuses. It also said 938 schools, including the University of Missouri in Columbia and the University of Central Missouri, have banned all forms of tobacco use. "We expect this number to continue to climb rapidly as a result of the growing social norm supporting smoke-free environments, and support from within the academic community for such policies for campus health and well-being," said Cynthia Hallett of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights,,,


UMKC snuffing out smoking on campus
Kansas City Star - July 24, 2014

The university's new policy prohibiting smoking and the use of all tobacco products on campus goes into effect Aug. 1. But there are no ... Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights said in a report this month that at least 1,372 U.S. colleges and universities have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free policy across their entire campuses, including residences.


The young and the reckless
St. Louis American - July 24, 2014

According to the American Lung Association in 2010, the top five causes of death ... Americans for Nonsmokers Rights state, on average, smokers die 10 years ...


Smoking, Chewing, Even 'Vaping' Banned At University Of Arizona ...
The College Fix - July 24, 2014

...At least 1,372 campuses across the country are smoke-free and 938 of those campuses are tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights ...


Mountaineer workers fear smoking ban will harm 'livelihood'
TribLive – July 22, 2014

Officials in Hancock County, W.Va., a one-hour drive south of Pittsburgh, expect a full house on Wednesday night at a public hearing on a proposal to ban smoking in bars, clubs, casinos, outdoor community festivals and other venues. … Cynthia Hallet [sic], executive director of Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, said studies show that going smoke-free enhances business at bars and casinos. “This is an age-old argument. Business, at worst, remains the same — or better — after these places go smoke-free. Four out of five gamblers don't smoke,” she said.


New Orleans bars going non-smoking? Yes, if LaToya Cantrell has her way
bestofneworleans.com (blog) - July 22, 2014

There’s an annual ritual in Baton Rouge, and it goes like this: A bill to ban smoking in bars and casinos is sent to the House and Senate floors and offered up as sacrifice —practically burned alive on the floor — to ensure that no bill like it shall ever pass. This ritual was performed for several years — until 2014 ... Cantrell says the measure intends to protect the health of workers as well as customers. The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act was enacted in 2007 and prohibits smoking in most public spaces and work places — including restaurants. According to TFL associate director Tonia Moore, Cantrell’s legislation will follow a model ordinance from Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, which has helped draft similar legislation across the country. ...


UL-Lafayette prepares for tobacco free campus
The Advocate - July 20, 2014

LAFAYETTE The front of the Edith Garland Dupr?ibrary, the collection of benches behind Griffin Hall and other popular smoking spots at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be clearing up very soon. At least 1,372 college or university campuses in the U.S. ban smoking on their campuses policies, with 938 of those tobacco free and 176 prohibiting e-cigarettes, according to figures from the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights.


Expanding the non-smoking section to cars, for kids sake
World Magazine - July 19, 2014

After five minutes, a single cigarette burning in a car generates a higher concentration of smoke than can be found many bar rooms, and thats no environment for a child, British lawmakers say. The government of Wales announced this week that its would become the first in the United Kingdom to enact a ban on smoking in cars with children. Last year, Parliament voted to allow regional governments to enforce such bans. England is expected to follow with a law in 2015, according to the BBC. Laws that prohibit smoking in public places are common in the United States; the American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation estimated that, as of July 3, 65 percent of Americans lived in areas where smoking is outlawed in restaurants and bars. Now child welfare advocates want to push the boundaries of the non-smoking zone even further, into private spaces such as automobiles.


Ban on Beach Smoking Just the Tip of an Iceberg
The SandPaper - July 16, 2014

A national organization, Americans for Nonsmoker's Rights, is pushing to make multiple family buildings smoke-free. New anti-smoking fronts are opening up ...


The Biggest Changes in Health Care
U.S. News & World Report - July 15, 2014

According to a 2003 article published in the American Journal of Public ... says Bronson Frick, associate director for the American for Nonsmokers' Rights.


Growing popularity of e-cigarettes spurs debate
Appleton Post Crescent - July 14, 2014

A poll conducted by the American Cancer Society in conjunction with the fourth .... venues, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Another ...


University of New Orleans to become 'tobacco-free' campus in August
The Times-Picayune - July 14, 2014

..."Schools have begun to question the role of tobacco in an academic setting," said Bronson Frick, the associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.


Cigarette butts the most prevalent form of trash at the Beaches
Florida Times-Union - July 11, 2014

A 2008 Keep America Beautiful Pocket Ashtray study found that 90 percent of cigarette ... California holds the top spot for smoke-free beaches, boasting more than 50 municipalities with smoking bans, while New York, Massachusetts and Minnesota have nearly 30 communities apiece with smoke-free shores. Maine prohibits smoking on beaches in all state parks. According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, the closest community to the First Coast that bans smoking at parks and beaches is landlocked DeKalb County, Georgia, near Atlanta...


Tulane to become smoke-free campus on Aug. 1
Times Picayune - July 8, 2014

... that eliminate smoking, according to Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights. ... In going "smoke-free," Tulane will eliminate not only the smoking of ...


Nearly 1 in 5 high school seniors have tried hookah
CNN Health - July 7, 2014

But if you ask young Americans about smoking tobacco through a hookah, also called a waterpipe or shisha, there's a good chance you won't find the same level of awareness. Some areas in the United States, like San Francisco, have curbed the practice. Roughly 73 municipalities and some states across the country have specifically banned hookah, says Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.


Maryland Hospital will not Hire Smokers
Headlines & Global News - July 6, 2014

The Anne Arundel Medical Center in Maryland announced that it will not hire anyone who smokes or use tobacco. While some people might find the new hiring policy discriminatory, the act is legal in many states in the United States. According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 81.6 percent of the U.S. population lives in "workplaces, and/or restaurants, and/or bars, by either a state, commonwealth, or local law" that have smoking bans. As of January 2014, 28 states implemented a statewide smoking ban including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, and more.


School districts act to ban e-cigarettes on campus
USA TODAY - July 2, 2014

A growing number of school districts are updating their tobacco policies to include a ban on e-cigarettes. Bronson Frick, associate director at Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said the districts' actions are part of a trend as institutions such as hospitals and businesses also ban the vapor products. Frick said there's a misconception about the safety of the e-cigarettes. He said the vapor products are still producing deadly chemicals. "It's not water vapor, it's a chemical aerosol," he said.


Watchdog: Red Rose Transit leader asks bus-station smokers to quit it, please
Lancaster News June 29, 2014

As he waits for the bus each day at the Red Rose Transit Authoritys Queen Street station in downtown Lancaster, the Rev. William Wells has noticed people smoking. Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, says secondhand smoke is more than a bother for some. She cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says: Another solution for Kilmer would be a change in state law that would allow Pennsylvania cities to enact their own smoking ordinances. According to Hallets group, a California-based nonprofit foundation, New York City is one of 332 municipalities banning outdoor smoking at locations such as bus and train stops.


Groups Urge FDA to Take Action Against Tobacco Products
The Cancer Letter June 27, 2014

... This joint statement was issued June 19 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Legacy, National African American Tobacco Prevention Network, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, and Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.


E-cigarettes put corporate smoking policies to the test
Boston Globe - June 23, 2014

Like many employers, the consulting firm where Donessoni works doesn’t have a policy about electronic cigarettes or other electronic nicotine inhalers. But with the use of e-cigarettes growing, and health risks unclear, companies are grappling with whether to allow employees to vape, the electronic equivalent of smoking. So far, the battery-powered devices have been banned in workplaces, bars, and restaurants in three states — North Dakota, New Jersey, and Utah — and in 172 cities and counties, including Boston and 51 other Massachusetts municipalities. But in jurisdictions with no specific regulations in place, people are puffing away. ...


On Fifth Anniversary of Landmark Tobacco Law, Leading Health Groups Call on FDA to Prioritize Three Actions to Accelerate Progress Against Tobacco Use
MarketWatch - June 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the fifth anniversary of the landmark 2009 law granting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products, 10 leading public health and medical organizations today commended the FDA for the steps it has taken to reduce tobacco use and called on the FDA and the Obama Administration to take three urgent and bold actions to accelerate progress. The following joint statement was issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Legacy, National African American Tobacco Prevention Network, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, and Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.


Staff and students at CCU prepare for launch of tobacco-free policy
Myrtle Beach Sun News - June 19, 2014

Coastal Carolina University is gearing up for the official launch of its tobacco-free initiative Aug. 1, but the new policy began changing lives soon after it was announced in January. At least 1,343 U.S. colleges and universities have 100 percent smoke-free campuses, and 925 of those 100 percent tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. The foundation lists 22 smoke-free campuses in South Carolina, with the majority of those also tobacco-free. The University of South Carolina is on the smoke-free list but moved to tobacco-free status Jan. 1, while the College of Charleston, which is not on the list, will go tobacco-free July 1.


Tobacco-free policy at UL the right step for student health
Advertisers - June 18, 2014

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette should be commended for developing a campus-wide, tobacco-free policy that goes into effect Aug. 1. UL is one of 25 institutions of higher learning in the state going completely tobacco-free, Moore said. Out of about 1,300 campuses nationwide, about 925 have gone tobacco-free, said Aaron C. Martin, director of ULs Office of Communications, quoting statistics from the American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation.


Wichita Falls votes to expand smoke-free areas
Kswo.com - June 18, 2014

WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS - The Smoke-Free Texas Coalition, comprised of members from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, LIVESTRONG and Texas Medical Center, released the following statement regarding the city of Wichita Falls' passage of a smoke-free ordinance.


Community announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee
Tahoe Daily Tribune - June 18, 2014

Advocacy and Social Media Forum A free public forum on community activism and online communications will be offered Tuesday, June 24, in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Nonprofit Center, Parasol Building, 948 Incline Way, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is for interested citizens, activists and local nonprofits seeking to improve their use of social media. The Advocacy and Social Media Forum is designed to hone skills for talking to decision makers, connecting through social media, and conducting community organizing and advocacy. Speakers for the event include social media blogger and successful advocate, the Grateful Foodie, Caroline Moassessi; Keith Lyons, member of Incline Village and Crystal Bay Citizens Advisory Board; and community organizer Char Day....


Local college campuses go smoke free
Houma Courier - June 16, 2014

Two of the three local college campus will be smoke free by Aug. 1 because a new state law mandates it. E-cigarettes are still allowed in outdoor areas at all three campuses for now, local officials said. ... At least 1,343 college or university campuses in the U.S. have adopted 100 percent smoke-free campus policies, according to the lobbying organization Americans for Non-Smokers Rights. Of those, 925 are tobacco-free, and 167 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes. ...


The Growing Debate Over E-Cigarettes On College Campuses
Uloop News - June 12, 2014

News just in: as of this month, Oberlin, Ohio has included e-cigarettes in its anti-smoking ban, which forbids puffing away in public places. Certainly, a group called Americans for Non-Smokers Rights calls for an outright ban on e-cigarettes, erring on the side of caution, it seems, as they concede that the ingredients of the vapor produced is largely unknown. The beauty of the device, personal experience tells me, is that you can dilute the nicotine by the smallest fraction (read: by an unnoticeable fraction) every day. It took months for me to go from full nicotine doses to zero, but I kept my goal intact. Eventually I went up to the seller at the kiosk in the local mall and waved bye-bye. So, I am an admitted fan of the things. ...


Santa Clara County Cracks Down on E-Cigarettes, Joining Other US Cities [VIDEO]
NBC Bay Area - June 10, 2014

Santa Clara County on Tuesday cracked down on "e-cigarettes" so that they now fall under the same restrictions as traditional tobacco products - in an effort mirroring what nearly 200 cities are already doing across the United States. More than 172 cities, towns and counties including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City include e-cigarettes as products prohibited for use in smoke-free environments, according to research compiled by the Berkeley-based Americans Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. "I think this stronger proposal is the right thing to do," said the foundation's executive director, Cynthia Hallett. "And it's in line with what other cities across the U.S. are doing in terms of electronic cigarettes and smoke-free environments."


University of Louisiana at Lafayette bans tobacco on campus
The Daily Advertiser - June 10, 2014

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is banning tobacco from its campuses effective Aug. 1, 2014. As of April, more than 1,300 U.S. universities are smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Of those, 925 are tobacco-free and 167 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes on campus.


Large e-cigarette store opens on 23rd Street; part of Iowa street ...
Lawrence Journal World (blog) - June 9, 2014

According to a list compiled by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, it appears the closest city to Lawrence that has included e-cigarettes as part of ...


Parks in Fairfax to establish tobacco-free zones
Fairfaxtimes.com - June 8, 2014

... municipalities nationwide that have completely banned smoking in public parks, according to the advocacy group American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


E-cigarettes open to workplace decision makers
Houma Courier - June 8, 2014

Associate Director Bronson Frick said the public knows too little about e-cigarettes to risk workers' right to a healthy workplace. “There is a misconception that ...


Smoke your way to better health?
Scienceline - June 6, 2014

Today about 42 million Americans, or 18 percent, are smokers and that rate is ... executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, who thinks “vapor” is ...


The Hottest New Vaping Trend Is Vaping Bans
CityLab - June 6, 2014

According to Liz Williams, project manager for Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, more than 172 different U.S. municipalities have added e-cigarettes to existing ...


E-cigarettes create burning questions for employers
Boston Business Journal - June 5, 2014

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, based in Berkeley, Calif., publishes a list of locations nationwide where e-cigarettes have been incorporated into ...


Minneapolis postpones proposed ordinance to ban all smoking in parks
Minneapolis Star Tribune - June 5, 2014

Liz Williams of the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation said cities across the country are also adding e-cigarettes to current smoke-free policies. New York ...


Smoke-Free Multi-Housing Programs Around the ... - Live Smoke Free
Live Smoke Free - June 2014

The purpose of this directory is to assist those working on smoke-free multi-housing in connecting better with each other and each other's services….ANNR: We provide resources and assistance to residents and housing providers around the country who are dealing with issues of drifting secondhand smoke and/or want to make their buildings smokefree; help increase connectivity between smokefree housing and the broader smokefree movement; and respond to inquiries from the public, media, and policymakers on the issue.


Orange Beach debate on banning e-cigarettes, alternative smoking ...
al.com (blog) - May 30, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, the following Alabama municipalities prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in non-hospitality workplaces, ...


City public-housing smoking under fire
Frederick News - Post May 28, 2014

Some smokers and personal rights advocates would argue that forbidding someone from smoking in his or her own living quarters is unfair, unnecessary and yet another manifestation of a nanny society. Not everyone is happy about this development, but we think its fair and reasonable. So does the group Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, whose website addresses this very issue: The secondhand smoke from even one tenant smoking indoors can drift into multiple other units and cause health problems and reduced quality of life for other residents. ... A smokefree building is in the best interest of both tenants and landlords. The ANR site goes on to state that many rental housing facilities are adopting smokefree policies to not only protect the health of the tenants, but also to save money by reducing maintenance and turnover costs, and reduce the risk of fire. The ANR website outlines a course of action for apartment dwellers of all kinds who would like their buildings to be smoke-free. If that includes you, go to bit.ly/1jX6oDb and find out how to proceed.


Bourbon County's tobacco heritage thwarts proponents of smoking ban
Lexington Herald-Leader - May 25, 2014

"Burley put me through school," Judge-Executive Donnie Foley likes to say. "Burley built this courthouse, burley built the schools, burley put food on the table." And because of that, he said, he can't imagine a day when Bourbon County goes smoke-free. Across the country, about half the population lives in places with smoke-free rules, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the nonprofit Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. She said the science on the dangers of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke was clear, as were the benefits of smoke-free laws. Kids who grow up where smoking is banned in public places are less likely to smoke, she said. People tend to quit when towns go smoke-free. Still, Hallett said, there continued to be resistance to smoking bans, especially in the South. "The reality," she said, "is that this is a crisis."


Council balks at ban on e-cigs in public
La Crosse Tribune - May 15, 2014

... of the year three states and more than 100 municipalities had banned their use in smokefree environments, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.


UCSF e-cigarette study stamps out public health benefits
SFGate - May 13, 2014

But UCSF researchers, in a paper published Monday, say a growing body of research shows that people who take up e-cigarettes aren't necessarily giving up conventional cigarettes, and on top of that, the devices are being heavily marketed to young people, creating a potential new market for the nicotine and tobacco industry. San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles have implemented bans on e-cigarette use in areas where smoking has been banned. New Jersey, Utah and North Dakota, as well as 172 other municipalities around the country, have enacted similar laws, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights in Berkeley.


NJ Bill Wants To Ban Smoking, Including E-Cigs, On All NJ ...
Gothamist - May 8, 2014

According to the Star-Ledger, "Advocates said the bill would give New Jersey the strictest college campus smoking ban in the nation... Fines for ... Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights has a list of all the schools without smoking on campus (PDF); interestingly, NYU Is one of them, as is Barnard (but not Columbia). As it happens, vapers will be protesting the ban on e-cigs in parks this weekend...


Does It Matter That Houston's Not on List of Eight Cities That Ban Smoking in Public Parks?
Houston Press (blog) - May 6, 2014

There are eight big cities in the U.S. that ban smoking in public parks, and Houston isn't one of them. Just last week Philadelphia decided to ban smoking in public parks. The list of cities that do the same includes Los Angeles, San Jose, Chicago, Phoenix and New York. "I think there's that misconception that 'Oh, we're outdoors, people won't be affected by [second-hand smoke]," said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.


Donations halted until effects of ban are known
The Daily Times - May 3, 2014

CHESTER - On March 6, just two days after the Hancock County health board gave a second reading to its proposed smoking ban, John Ash, senior vice commander of Chester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6450, wrote a letter to county commissioners expressing concern about the effect such a ban would have on local veterans' organizations. Under the threat of a ban, Post 6450 is putting a temporary moratorium on all charitable donations until its financial picture becomes more clear. Other Hancock County veterans' organizations, as well as Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, may follow suit, said Healy Baumgardner-Nardone, spokeswoman for No2theBan.com, a coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals opposed to the smoking ban proposal. "Claims that smoke-free laws push customers towards casinos where smoking is permitted are ... unsupported by research. Consumer surveys indicate that whether or not a casino is smoke-free is unlikely to impact patronage decisions," according to the study "Secondhand Smoke and Casinos," published by the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium of St. Paul, Minn. Studies cited by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights come to similar conclusions.


Waterworks Mall near Aspinwall bans smoking on premises
Tribune-Review - May 3, 2014

Still, the smoke-free policy can be effective without the need for the cigarette police, said Bronson Frick, associate director of Berkeley, Calif.-based Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.
This type of thing is generally self-enforcing as long as there is good signage and people are aware of the policy, he said.


Number of smoke-free college campuses triples as US accelerates anti-tobacco push
Environment & Energy Publishing- May 2, 2014

Louisiana colleges are joining the more than 1,343 college and university campuses that have banned smoking and/or tobacco use as of April 29, up from 446 in 2010 "If the campus goes through the process properly and there are stories in the newspaper, there is information in either staff newsletters or paycheck stuffers, and there's communication about the policy as it's being developed," then implementation is usually smooth as long as there's a phase-in date, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, which keeps track of the number of colleges that have banned campus smoking or tobacco use.


More no-smoking zones?
Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette – May 2, 2014

The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation has a list of 921 municipalities that have smoke-free parks, and says the entire state of Oklahoma requires parks ...


Smoking, no. Vaping, maybe.
Baltimore Sun – April 30, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it's seeking ... Hallett, executive director of the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Chicago, NYC, LA and San Francisco Implementing New E ...
Huffington Post – April 30, 2014

Substantial support and technical assistance was also provided by Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the Big Cities ...


Potential smoking ban sparks mixed reviews from students
Chargerbulletin - April 30, 2014

The University of New Haven may be the next university to join the smoke-free/tobacco-free campus trend sweeping the nation. The push for smoke-free/tobacco-free campuses is a growing national movement. A 2013 report from the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights showed that almost 20 college campuses in Massachusetts were entirely smoke-free, including all four campuses of Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Harvard. A full list released by the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation in January 2014 showed that there are at least 1,182 smoke-free campuses nationwide. Of these, 811 are also 100 percent tobacco-free. Quinnipiacs North Haven Campus is the only college campus in Connecticut that has a 100 percent smoke-free/tobacco-free policy in place at this time.


RCSC places restrictions on electronic cigarette use
YourWestValley.com - April 29, 2014

Smoking electronic cigarettes is now banned in Recreation Centers of Sun City facilities except for designated smoking areas. Additionally, public use of the devices has been prohibited in the states of New Jersey, Utah and North Dakota, as well as 24 counties in states such as West Virginia and Kentucky, according to a report by the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.


Should E-cigarettes Be Allowed In The Workplace?
Forbes - April 29, 2014

But critics of the $2-billion-a-year e-cigarette industry, like the American Lung Association and the non-profit Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, say that preliminary studies show that dangerous toxins could be present in the exhaled vapor.


Les e-cigarettes interdites apr?le 29 avril ?ew York
French Morning - April 29, 2014

... de l'American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Alors que le degr?e nocivit?es cigarettes ?ctroniques fait d?t, la Federal Drug Administration a ...


New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco Implementing Electronic Cigarette Laws: Millions protected from exposure to e-cigarette secondhand aerosol
PRNewswire-USNewswire - April 28, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights: On April 29, 2014, New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco will implement laws that prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in smokefree environments. Each of these cities amended existing smokefree laws to include these new electronic smoking devices, which include vape pens, e-hookahs, and e-cigarettes, as products that are not permitted for use in smokefree areas. In addition, the California cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach implemented similar laws earlier this month. Roughly 17 million residents who live in these cities will be affected by these new protections. "Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights supports the inclusion of e-cigarettes and similar electronic smoking devices in smokefree laws," said Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director. "The science on the constituents of the secondhand aerosol indicates that hazardous pollutants are emitted into the air including lead, chromium, nicotine, and propylene glycol, along with other ultrafine particles and volatile organic compounds. These laws are designed to protect worker and patron health and safety." …


Time has come to ban smoking in Pa., W.Va. casinos
Tribune-Review - April 27, 2014

The scene is all too familiar to nonsmokers who visit casinos. A few minutes after they get settled at a promising slot machine or blackjack table, the person in the next seat lights up. As if pulled by a magnet, the smoke streams toward the nonsmoker's face. The warnings of lost revenue and the resulting taxes echo the argument that restaurants and other businesses made in years past. They have thrived with smoking bans. Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, says casinos should plan a transition to nonsmoking and maintains that a ban will attract many players who now refuse to visit casinos that allow smoking.


Surface danger: Tobacco's effects linger long after smoke clears
nwitimes.com - April 25, 2014

On its website, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights cites a 2010 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of ...


US moves on e-cigarettes - but they still escape the advertising axe
The Drum - April 24, 2014

''Right now, for something like e-cigarettes, there are far more questions than ... Chicago, and other cities, according to Americans for NonSmokers' Rights.


Here's the FDA's proposed rules on e-cigarettes
Vox - April 24, 2014

The federal government doesn't regulate e-cigarettes right now, but the Food and ... The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation tracks which lower levels of ...


FDA looks to regulate electronic cigarettes [originally appeared in the Washington Post]
Boston Globe - April 24, 2014

''Right now, for something like e-cigarettes, there are far more questions than ... Chicago, and other cities, according to Americans for NonSmokers' Rights.


Corte Madera furthers smoking laws
Marinscope Community Newspapers - April 23, 2014

The Corte Madera Town Council voted 3-1 last week to ban smoking and ... according to data from the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.


Hancock smoking ban opponents get organized
The Steubenville Herald-Star - April 22, 2014

"No matter what your walk of life, keep the things that connect us right here at ... by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights ...


Coconino County wants to choke off e-cigarettes in public places
cvbugle - April 17, 2014

... North Dakota, as well as 24 counties in states such as West Virginia and Kentucky, according to a report by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Corte Madera votes to ban smoking, e-cigarette use in multifamily housing units
Marin Independent Journal - April 16, 2014

Corte Madera has become the first Marin community to explicitly ban the use of e-cigarettes in multifamily housing units and public spaces. According to the nonprofit American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation in Berkeley, nearly 140 cities and counties in the United States have placed restrictions on e-smoking, including Fairfax, Mill Valley and Tiburon. All of these local ordinances don't specifically address e-cigarettes, but do reference "tobacco-like" products such as hookah or any other device containing tobacco.


Do e-cigarettes kill you? Researchers don't know.
Vox - April 15, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration currently doesn't regulate e-cigarettes (short for electronic cigarettes) but some Congressional Democrats want that to change. That leaves states, counties, and cities to enact e-cigarette regulations. The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation tracks which lower levels of government have acted here.


Despite signage, UK is not a tobacco free campus
UK The Kentucky Kernel April 15, 2014

When UKs campus-wide tobacco ban went into effect in November of 2009, protesters voiced their disapproval by congregating on campus to smoke together. More than four years after, I often pass noncompliant individuals continuing to harm themselves, their friends and the local environment by smoking on campus. The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation reported at the beginning of the year that there are 811 colleges and universities with tobacco free policies. However, a policy only makes a campus tobacco free in principle.


Legislators to Consider State-Wide Public Smoking Ban, Includes E ...
KTUU.com - April 14, 2014

A state senator from Soldotna is one step closer to achieving a state-wide smoking ban in public places. While many large communities in Alaska have their own statutes banning smoking inside public buildings and near childrens play areas, Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) says Senate Bill 209 will provide a far-reaching measure to include all communities in the state not currently protected from second-hand smoke, including Fairbanks. Only 23 states and Puerto Rico have laws that banning second-hand smoke while eating at restaurants, visiting bars, or just working at their place of business. Many other states have similar statutes to Alaskas that prohibit smoking in certain areas only within the boundaries of specified cities and counties, and there is no existing federal law mandating such practices. The bill includes the newly popular e-cigarette, which is defined as any electronic device that simulates smoking.


Americans Barbecue Almost Everything A Universal Trend
Philadelphia News - April 7, 2014

Following the country as a whole, more U.S. universities and colleges are banning cigarette smoking. According to a recent survey, more than 1,000 U.S. campuses are 100 percent smoke-free meaning all indoor and outdoor areas. The change happened quickly: The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation says fewer than 60 colleges were smoke-free in 2007.


Drive for smoke-free casinos picks up steam
Tribune-Review - April 6, 2014

Gamblers who want to play without the smell and health threat of secondhand smoke have plenty to cheer about lately. Two Pennsylvania legislators are pushing a bill that would prohibit smoking throughout the casino floor as well as at several other locations now exempt from the state ban. Health officials in the home counties for West Virginia's Wheeling Island and Mountaineer casinos want to extend local smoking bans to the gaming floor. Responding to customer requests, Gold Strike Casino in Tunica, Miss., last month opened a nonsmoking table game pit and slot area. This is the most movement we've seen at the local level in the past couple of years, says Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national lobbying organization.


Ocean City seriously mulling smoke-free beaches
Delmarva Now - April 6, 2014

Officials in Ocean City are seriously considering a smoking ban for the beach and Boardwalk, on the heels of similar efforts by Delaware beach towns. Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights says cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded piece of waste worldwide, with an estimated that 1.69 billion pounds ...


Tobacco-free policy makes progress
The University News - April 4, 2014

A proposed tobacco-free policy has been finalized and is now being circulated throughout SLUs governing bodies. Should it be adopted, the policy would prohibit all tobacco use on university property. Faculty Senate voted to approve the policy earlier in the week, while the Staff Advisory Committee and Student Government Association have yet to set dates for a vote. A 2014 report from the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation states that of the roughly 4,140 American college campuses, 1,179 have enacted 100 percent smoke-free policies, while 808 of those have enacted 100 percent tobacco-free policies, though not all policies were necessarily in effect at the time.


Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate
Kenai Peninsula Online - April 2, 2014

According to the American Non-smokers's Rights Foundation, 14 municipalities in the state of Alaska have 100 percent smoke-free laws, including local laws in ...


Doane should go tobacco-free in public buildings
The Doane Line - April 2, 2014

According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, the number of college campuses that have adopted 100 percent smoke-free policies more than doubled from ...


Quick Gains After a Smoking Ban
New York Times (blog) - April 1, 2014

About half of Americans are protected by complete smoke-free policies in ... bars, according to the Americans Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, a nonprofit group.


Her Miami Beach request: Kindly extinguish your cigarette.
Washington Post - March 27, 2014

Back in the 1980s, according to the nonprofit organization Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, the tobacco industry pushed state governments to strip local ...


Clearing the air: State of Georgia to ban smoking at all public universities starting this fall
Daily Orange – March 27, 2014

The United States Surgeon General issued the first report claiming that smoking cigarettes can lead to lung cancer in men and women 50 years ago. ...No one should have to choose between their job and their health,” said Bronson Frick, the associate director of ANR. ANR is the primary national lobbying ...


Santa Clara County moves forward with e-cigarette ban
Vallejo Times-Herald - March 25, 2014

Puffing an electronic cigarette is officially a no-no at Santa Clara County facilities, including Valley Medical Center and other health clinics, after a Tuesday decision to add the vaporizing gadgets to existing tobacco policy. According to nonprofit American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, more than 100 cities and counties in the United States -- many in California -- have placed restrictions on e-smoking, although the breadth of such bans vary greatly.


Health, taxation concerns envelop fast-growing e-cigarette industry
Chattanooga Times Free Press - March 25, 2014

...As of January, 108 municipalities and three states included e-cigarettes as products that are prohibited from use in smoke-free environments, according to the nonprofit Americans for Non-smokers Rights. ...


Lung health groups hoping to breathe fresh air into Alaska
Fairbanks News-Miner - March 24, 2014

FAIRBANKS The American Lung Association and American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation are teaming up in an effort to bring an end to second-hand smoke deaths. The two organizations are cooperating to help push legislation through the state legislature that would ban smoking in commercial establishments throughout the state. Such prohibitions exist in certain municipalities already, such as Anchorage, but for the vast majority of the state, including Fairbanks, there is no sweeping ban. Char Day, program manager for the Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, said that she has to limit the places she can go in places like Fairbanks so as not to trigger her asthma. Normally, I dont have to worry about where I go, but here I have to be aware so much of where I go, Day said, and it would just be wonderful to be able to go anywhere indoors in the state of Alaska and not worry about having an asthma attack. ...



Unanswered questions put cloud over e-cigarettes
Buffalo News - March 23, 2014

Whatever your experience is with electronic cigarettes, it seems that the battery-powered devices, which deliver a form of nicotine and mimic the feel of traditional cigarettes, are here to stay, according to Consumer Reports. Sales grew from about $500 million in 2012 to an estimated $1.5 billion in 2013. Thats a fraction of the tobacco cigarette market roughly $100 billion per year but reflects a 200 percent growth, in contrast to the steady decline in tobacco cigarette sales. In the meantime, some states and municipalities most recently New York City have enacted bans on e-cigarettes in public parks and indoor venues where cigarette smoking isnt allowed. You can find a list of local bans at no-smoke.org/pdf/ecigslaws.pdf.


OK To Vape In The Office? Cities, Feds and Firms Still Deciding [AUDIO]
NPR - March 21, 2014

E-cigarettes aren't yet federally regulated as tobacco products, but many cities and some states are already moving to include the devices in their smoking bans. Such bans are raising a debate about whether e-cigarettes should be permitted to be used in smoke-free workplaces. "Smoking is smoking is smoking," says Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a group that organized in the 1970s and '80s to support anti-smoking laws in the workplace. "E-cigarettes are definitely reigniting old debates," says Hallett. "I feel like I'm in a time machine. I'm having a terrible case of deja vu." As more traditional tobacco companies, such as Altria and Reynolds, invest more in the budding e-cigarette business, Hallett says the rhetoric suggesting that vaping is a more healthful alternative ramps up. " 'Gee, I can't smell it, so therefore it's not a problem,' should not be your benchmark for determining whether or not e-cigarettes are dangerous," Hallett says.


Smoking and Tobacco Products Banned on Georgia College ...
WTVC - March 21, 2014

...According to the American Non-smoker's Rights Foundation, there are more than 1100 colleges and universities with smoke free campuses. Of those, 811 ban ...


New Jersey may ban smoking on all its beaches
The Ocean Signal - March 21, 2014

...beach towns already have smoking bans. The American Nonsmoker Rights Foundation lists the following towns that prohibit smoking in their parks and/or beach ...


Georgia Bans Smoking And Tobacco Products On State University ...
Huffington Post - March 19, 2014

ATLANTA, March 19 (Reuters) - Smoking will be banned on all campuses of Georgia's public colleges and universities, beginning next fall,… "We have been noticing over the last five years an enormous growth in the number of campuses that are passing smoke-free and completely tobacco-free campus policies," said the nonprofit group's chief executive, Cynthia Hallett. ...


Board of Regents bans tobacco on public college campuses
Macon Telegraph (blog) - March 19, 2014

But as of January, at least 1,182 college campuses in the U.S. had adopted smoke-free-campus policies, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, ...


E-cig ban fails in Austin
Albert Lea Tribune - March 18, 2014

The Austin City Council couldnt unanimously pass an e-cigarette moratorium during its meeting Monday night, but the issue isnt dead. The council could enact a ban on e-cigarette use in public places and businesses for up to one year at its April 7 meeting, which is likely to happen. Austin isnt the only Minnesota community looking at the issue. Duluth has banned e-cigarettes in public places while Waseca and Mankato debate a similar ordinance. Eden Prairie recently banned e-cigarette and hookah lounges, while Sauk Rapids City brought e-cigarettes under its tobacco sale license requirements. More than 100 cities and three states ban e-cigarette use in tobacco-free environments as of January 2014, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. Minnesota legislators are discussing whether to add e-cigarettes to the state Clean Indoor Air Act, which would ban e-cigarettes in public places similar to other tobacco products. The measure has already passed House and Senate committees. ...


Vapers, sellers, cities adapt with tobacco-free e-cigarettes
St. Cloud Times - March 17, 2014

As electronic cigarettes become more popular, local and state government are figuring out how to best regulate them. Last week, Sauk Rapids City Council decided to regulate e-cigarette sales under its tobacco license, bringing it in line with other St. Cloud-area cities that require a license. And the state Legislature is discussing this session whether to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places. . As of Jan. 2, 108 cities and three states include e-cigarettes as products that are prohibited from use in smoke-free environments, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. ...


KVCC Board of Trustees votes to ban tobacco use on campus
MLive.com - March 12, 2014

The days of being able to light up at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are coming to an end. ... As of January, more than 1,180 U.S. colleges and universities had gone smoke-free, with more than 800 of those banning all on-campus tobacco use, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. In Michigan, nine community colleges have banned tobacco use outright, including Grand Rapids Community College, Lansing Community College, Jackson Community College, Muskegon Community College and Glen Oaks Community College. Another three community colleges, including Henry Ford, have adopted smoke-free policies. ...


Should the University of Delaware ban tobacco use on campus?
The News Journal - March 10, 2014

An open forum this afternoon will give the University of Delaware community a chance to offer an opinion on a proposed campus tobacco ban. Nationwide, there are 422 colleges campuses that are "tobacco-free," meaning use of all types of tobacco products are banned on campus, according to a list kept by the American Lung Association. The Americans for Nonsmokers Rights estimates there are more than 1,180 "smoke-free" campuses that prohibit the use of cigarettes.


On e-cigarettes, many questions but few answers
Boston Globe - March 9, 2014

Maybe a friend or family member uses one. Or maybe youre using one yourself to try to kick a tobacco habit. Whatever your experience with electronic cigarettes, it seems that the battery-powered devices, which deliver a form of nicotine and mimic the feel of traditional cigarettes, are here to stay, according to Consumer Reports. Sales grew from about $500 million in 2012 to an estimated $1.5 billion in 2013. Thats a fraction of the cigarette market roughly $100 billion per year but reflects a 200 percent growth, in contrast to the steady decline in tobacco sales. In the meantime, some states and municipalities most recently New York City have enacted bans on e-cigarettes in public parks and indoor venues where cigarette smoking isnt allowed. You can find a list of local bans at no-smoke.org/pdf/ecigslaws.pdf.


UD students press for a tobacco-free campus
The News Journal - March 8, 2014

Those seeking a nicotine fix at the University of Delaware might soon have to leave campus property to get it. The Americans for Nonsmokers Rights estimates there are more than 1,180 smoke-free campuses that prohibit the use of cigarettes.


Are e-cigarettes a tobacco product? L.A. regulation called 'short-sighted.' ( video)
Christian Science Monitor - March 6, 2014

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to prohibit e-cigarettes wherever regular tobacco products are banned. Supporters of the e-cigarette industry say such laws are premature. ... Providing a glimpse of just how contentious this issue is, however, Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, an advocacy group based in Berkeley, Calif., is quick to rebut the industry position. E-cigarettes do not just emit “harmless water vapor,” she says. Secondhand e-cigarette aerosol, which she says is “incorrectly called vapor by the industry, contains nicotine, ultrafine particles and low levels of toxins that are known to cause cancer.” ...


E-Cigarette Advertising May Go Up in Smoke
Consumer Eagle - March 6, 2014

Alarmed by a booming e-cigarette industry and its bold marketing practices, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) last week proposed S. 2047, the “Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act,” a bill that would curb advertising of the product, especially to teens and young adults. ... That distinction has also allowed electronic cigarettes not to be classified with tobacco cigarettes for regulatory purposes, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. ... “It’s creating a new generation addicted to nicotine, because electronic cigarettes are designed to be appealing to youth and young adults,” Hallett said. The solution is to extend the tobacco cigarette restrictions to electronic cigarettes, she said. “Electronic cigarettes contain nicotine,” Hallett said. “They look like cigarettes and should be treated just like tobacco cigarettes. They are electronic cigarettes.”...


Activist advocates for smokefree casino | AUDIO ($$)
Evansville Courier & Press - February 26, 2014

... The way Bronson Frick sees it, it’s no ... when and how. Frick is associate dir ... Berkeley, Calif. Frick, a native of Nas ... banned there. Frick told the Courier ...


Future of e-cigs uncertain
Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era - February 26, 2014

... using e-cigarettes in public places that already prohibit traditional smoking, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


26 Leading Health Groups Call on Drug Stores and Other Retailers ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) - February 26, 2014
 
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-six of the nation's leading public health and medical organizations today issued an open letter calling on drug stores and other retailers to follow the example of CVS Caremark and end the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products.


LA council panel backs limits on e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - February 25, 2014
 
A Los Angeles City Council panel on Monday endorsed an array of restrictions on e-cigarettes that would prohibit the vapor-emitting devices from being used in most workplaces and a number of public spaces. The proposed restrictions were backed by anti-smoking advocates, including the American Lung Assn. and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Opponents included bar owners, e-cigarette makers and business leaders, who argued that there is insufficient research to justify the ordinance.


City Considers Ban on E-Cigs in Bars, Nightclubs, Restaurants
Patch.com - February 24, 2014

... the Los Angeles Unified School District, the American Lung Association and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights spoke in support of restricting ...


City Council unsure of next move after smoking ban decision ($$)
Evansville Courier-Press February 24, 2014
 
In light of this months 3-2 Indiana Supreme Court decision overturning Evansvilles smoking ban, City Council members who supported the ban two years ago said Monday they dont yet know what they will do next.  The group is having a national speaker, Bronson Frick, in Evansville this week to discuss the issue of smoking and casinos. ...


Students and smoking: Stanford University ends tobacco sales
Christian Science Monitor - February 24, 2014
 
This latest tobacco ban comes as electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, gain ... The rise in the use of e-cigarettes has sparked a debate between whether or not ... According to recent report published by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, at least 1,182 college campuses around the US have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free policies, nearly double the rate of smoke-free campuses in 2011. Of those 1,182 smoke-free campuses, 811 are completely tobacco-free.


SIU barring smoking in all but a few spots
Centre Daily Times - February 24, 2014

CARBONDALE, Ill. Smokers at Southern Illinois University will only be able to light up in a handful of places on the Carbondale campus starting this summer. Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights says more than 1,100 college campuses nationwide are smoke free.


SIU to become smoke-free campus July 1
The Southern - February 24, 2014
 
SIU will join the 1,182 smoke-free college campuses nationwide on July 1, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. The university will add to a ...


Selling tobacco on campus is hypocritical
The Breeze - February 23, 2014
 
CVS shocked most of America by recently announcing its ban on tobacco products in its stores. As an employee of this company, I could not have been happier. This is a powerful example being set by a major retailer. According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR) website, 1,182 college campuses adopted 100 percent smoke free policies at the beginning of this year. The health risks of smoking are well-documented and undeniable. Both tobacco and secondhand smoke kill; therefore, it makes sense for public institutions to adopt these policies.


Students react to possible campus smoking ban [VIDEO]
KFVS - February 21, 2014
 
Now, Southeast Missouri State University students are taking an online survey to find out if the campus should eliminate smoking areas. The current tobacco policy on SEMO's campus bans smoking except in ... At least 1,130 colleges and universities have banned all smoking on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Ban smoking at all UH campuses
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - February 21, 2014

... about 1,200 colleges and universities prohibit smoking indoors and outdoors on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Of those ...


Prevention Matters Infographic
SurgeonGeneral.gov - [downloaded on February 20, 2014]

...1,182 college campuses are 100% smoke-free...


Stanford slow to ban sale of cigarettes on campus
The Stanford Daily - February 20, 2014

...1,182 colleges and universities were 100 percent smoke-free, according to a report by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation...


Smoking ban at all parks and beaches approved by Assembly panel
The Star-Ledger - February 20, 2014

TRENTON —Smokers at all public parks and beaches would face fines ... and at lakes, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Smoking ban will send message to college students
Statesman Journal - February 18, 2014

Weve come a long way in this country since 1964, when U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued his warning that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and probably heart disease. Soon, the University of Nevada, which already bars smoking within 25 feet of any building, will be smoke-free when a ban on all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, goes into effect, probably in August 2015. According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, at least 1,182 colleges and universities have adopted 100 percent smoke-free campuses as of Jan. 2, including six University of California campuses, the University of Oregon and Oregon State and eight campuses of the University of Idaho, and the number is increasing rapidly.


Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking?
Daily Athenaeum February 17, 2014

Our generation has seen the way our country handles cigarette policies change pretty drastically. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, 81.5 percent of the American population now live under a ban on smoking in workplaces, and/or restaurants and/or bars, by either a state, commonwealth or local law as of January 2014 Environmentally, e-cigs are less harmful than cigarettes. Vapor is not the same as smoke, and it is certainly better to throw away a cartridge than toss a cigarette butt onto the ground. We might not have all the facts just yet, but the evidence is pointing toward the idea that electronic cigarettes are a far better alternative than smoking real cigarettes.


Landlords, law trending to non-smoking complexes
OCRegister (subscription) - February 15, 2014

The neighbor defended his right to smoke in his own home. ... said Liz Williams of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national nonprofit ...


KC employers urged to help fight cancer
KHI News Service - February 13, 2014

...The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation in Berkeley, Calif., says that Kansas (but not Missouri) is among 36 states that have indoor ...


No-smoking apartments catch on ($$)
The Orange County Register – February 13, 2014

Business: No-smoking apartments catch on ... smoke, smoking, housing, apartments, orange, non, unit, year, secondhand, one. ... Liz Williams... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights...


Proposals would restrict smoking in county, city parks: outdoor bans proposed for public playgrounds, athletic fields
Baltimore Sun February 12, 2014

Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions. Supporters of bans on tobacco use say establishing no-smoking zones in public parks would protect children from secondhand smoke. Baltimore City Councilman William H. Cole IV introduced legislation last month after constituents complained about smoking at Latrobe Park in Locust Point. Nationwide, parks are a relatively new front in the decades-long conflict over public smoking. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, Boston and San Francisco have imposed bans in recent years. The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation says some 900 municipalities have declared parks smoke-free.


E-Cigarettes: Nation Shrugs at 'Vaping' in Public
MedPage Today - February 11, 2014

Most people wouldn't mind electronic cigarette use near them, although approval of use in stores, restaurants, and other spaces covered by smoke-free laws came in lower, a national survey showed. Only a dozen states limit or ban e-cigarette use in public spaces, while less than one in five cities and towns with the stiffest smoke-free laws do so, according to the databases of the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. A few more are expected to join that list, like Chicago and New York City, but these are early days without any federal regulation. It's deja vu back to the '80s before public opinion started to shift against smoke exposure, noted Cynthia Hallett, MPH, executive director of that Berkley, Calif., nonprofit. It took a Surgeon General's report highlighting the health risks of second-hand smoke to nonsmokers to generate wide support for smoke-free laws, she explained. "We're back in that stage where [e-cigarettes] are still relatively new, the science is still being developed," she told MedPage Today. "I think that this survey right now reflects the fact that the public health community isn't out there with information about what's in the secondhand vapor."


CAC promotes 'smoke less' initaitive
The Justice - February 11, 2014

The Brandeis University chapter of Colleges Against Cancer, a nationwide collaboration of college students dedicated to the implementation of the programs and missions of the American Cancer Society, is seeking campus-wide support for a smoking policy that would limit smoking to designated areas around campus. Reducing smoking privileges on U.S. college and university campuses appears to be a national trend. According to a report by the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, currently 1,182 colleges and universities have 100 percent smoke-free campuses. This number has grown from the 586 campuses of which we were aware two years earlier (October 2011), according to the ANRF website.


End Of Cigarettes May Be On The Horizon: Changing Culture, Emptying Wallets, And Tightening Laws Cause Sharp Decline In Smokers
Medical Daily - February 10, 2014

Cigarette smoking has dominated the American landscape as a form of cultural expression for nearly all of the 20th century. Among those policies is the obvious standout: Smoking in public now borders on the impossible. No federal ban exists to push smokers al fresco when they light up, but so many states have already adopted some form of a ban that the de facto equivalent is rapidly approaching. California was the first state to enact a statewide ban, including all restaurants, bars, and non-hospitality workplaces, in 1995. And since then, bans have seeped into all but 14 states, according to figures from the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Some 81.5 percent of Americans are now protected from indoor smoking in at least one of the designated locations, and 49.1 percent are protected from all three.


Could USU become Utah's third smoke-free campus?
Deseret News February 9, 2014

LOGAN The number of smoke-free college campuses in the U.S. has reached 1,812 a number that has more than doubled since 2011, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights lobbying group. Only two of those campuses are in Utah. Utah State University is hoping to find out how well-received a policy restricting tobacco use on its campus would be. It's a step that could lead the Logan university to join Brigham Young University and Dixie State University as tobacco-free schools.


Smoke ban in cars is a waste of time
Daytona Beach News-Journal - February 7, 2014

The campaign to stop adults from smoking in cars with children present is a cause of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. They and like-minded ...


Smokefree Casinos Model Policy and Implementation Toolkit
Keep it Sacred – February 7, 2014

Our friends at The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation are proud to make available The Smokefree Casinos Model Policy and Implementation Toolkit. There are five sections of the Smokefree Casinos Model Policy and Implementation Toolkit, in addition to model tribal smokefree worksite policies that includes casinos. This Toolkit was created as a resource for public health professionals to educate stakeholders in the gaming community about the benefits of smokefree air in the workplace. Inside the Toolkit you will find information on cost savings, misperceptions about ventilation systems, health benefits of going 100% smokefree, common arguments and responses, sample patron surveys, sample tribal member and tribal patron surveys, model policies, lists of over 500 smokefree gaming establishments, and much more.


Put that in your pipe and smoke it
University at Buffalo The Spectrum - February 6, 2014

UB is just one of 1,182 completely "smoke free" campuses across the country, based on the American NonSmokers' Rights Foundation's 2014 ...


St. Louis, KC rank at bottom of smoking cities list
Sedalia News-Journal February 5, 2014

St. Louis smoked the competition when it comes to the places where people are lighting up, according to the March issue of Mens Healths MetroGrades column. ... state and local laws prohibiting smoking and e-cigarette use (American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, American Lung Association); ...


CVS ban on cigarettes could cut smoking rates
USA TODAY – February 5, 2014

The decision by CVS to stop selling cigarettes could help to cut smoking ... says Bronson Frick, spokesman for Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.


UPDATE 3-CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco
Reuters – February 5, 2014

Experts noted that healthcare organizations and advocacy groups such as Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights have been urging pharmacies for ...


CVS to discontinue all tobacco by October 1
dailyfreepress.com – February 5, 2014

Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said this will make a significant difference with how many people smoke, and says ...


Murphy Pushes for Smoke-Free College Campuses
NBC Connecticut – Feburary 5, 2014

Citing statistics from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Murphy said nationally there are nearly 1,200 smoke-free campuses, of which 811 ...


Sen. Murphy urges Conn. colleges and universities to make their campuses tobacco-free
The Republic – February 5, 2014

The Democrat sent a letter Wednesday, suggesting they join the U.S. ... Citing statistics from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Murphy ...


Lawmakers look to limit smoking in cars
Daytona Beach News-Journal - February 4, 2014

Bean and some of his colleagues in the Legislature want to make it illegal to smoke in a car when minors are present. It would be considered a secondary offense, meaning police could not cite someone unless they were also committing a primary traffic violation, such as speeding or running a red light. Violators would be required to pay a fine up to $30. Arkansas, Louisiana, Maine, Oregon and Utah have similar laws on the books, and 14 states, including Florida, are considering bills that would restrict smoking in cars, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "The main objective of smoke-free car laws isn't to ticket every person who smokes in a car, but instead to raise awareness and educate the public about the hazards of secondhand smoke," said Liz Williams, a project manager for Berkeley, Calif.,-based Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "Florida is in good company by examining this issue and debating whether it is a good tool to protect public health in the state," she said. "The goal is to educate - not punish."...


Electronic cigarettes lost in the regulatory mist
Washington Observer-Reporter - February 2, 2014

But the fact that electronic cigarettes are neither fish nor fowl, not tobacco but not exactly candy, has put them in a foggy regulatory mist. In the absence of sweeping state laws that would prohibit or strictly circumscribe their use, various public and private institutions are having to craft their own rules about when and how electronic cigarettes can be used. We are catching up, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the San Francisco-based group Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. We are scratching the surface in some respects. Her organization advocates limiting the use and sale of e-cigarettes with the same stringency of their tobacco-packed counterparts because the jury is still out on them and we dont really know that (they are) safer. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, just three states North Dakota, New Jersey and Utah have enacted laws that restrict the use of e-cigarettes in places where smoking is not allowed. Otherwise, states and municipalities have adopted a patchwork of codes and ordinances...


E-Cigarettes Vapor Regulations Remain Hazy
Guardian Liberty Voice February 2, 2014

E-cigarettes give smokers trying to quit the habit another option. The electronic cigarette hit the U.S. from China five years ago and it appears many users believe it is safer and healthier than the nicotine sticks. The use has surged as smokers hope to find something that soothes the nerves offering a pleasant taste and lowers the risk of lung and throat cancers. However, the regulations on electronic or e-cigarettes vapor draw remain hazy. To date, only three states in the union have specific laws outlawing the use of e-cigarettes where smoking is prohibited by law. North Dakota, New Jersey and Utah say no to the vapor emitting alternative to nicotine. This is reported by the American Non Smokers Rights Foundation. Presently, other states vary in both having codes and policies and how seriously they are enforced.


Survey released by school shows many students support smoke-free campus
Daily Sundial - January 26, 2014

More than 75 percent of respondents answered yes to a question of whether or not CSUN should be smoke-free in a campus-wide survey issued last semester. There are about 1,182 smoke-free colleges and universities nationwide, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR). If CSUN does implement a campus-wide smoking ban, it would join the entire University of California (UC) system, Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) and San Diego State University (SDSU).


My big stoned gay wedding
Chicago Tribune - January 23, 2014

One of the first lessons every political activist learns the hard way is: Change doesn't happen overnight. No matter how noble the cause, it usually has to simmer for years before it finally heats up and public support turns around. Today, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 81.5 percent of Americans live where smoking is prohibited in all workplaces, restaurants, bars and public places. Looking back, it's hard to believe we ever accepted having to breathe in somebody else's cancer-ridden cigarette smoke as the price for going out to dinner or drinks -- and nobody would think of going back to those days.


Smoke free campus
V Spectator - January 23, 2014

A proposal is being considered by the Board of Regents (BOR) that bans all tobacco use at VSU and the 30 other institutions overseen by the University System of Georgia (USG). According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, 1,182 college campuses in the U.S. are smoke-free, and 811 of those campuses are completely tobacco-free.


Smoking ban: Valid or Infringement?
Daily Sundial - January 23, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, at least 1,182 campuses in the U.S. have a smoke-free campus policy


Smoking ban debate to address both sides of proposition
SU The Daily Orange (subscription) - January 23, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are currently 67 college campuses in New York state with smoke-free policies. Fifty-five of ...


UNR president expects smoke-free campus by 2015
San Francisco Chronicle - January 22, 2014

The only other states with no smoke-free campuses are New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wyoming, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national lobbying organization that now counts more than 1,100 U.S. colleges and universities with smoking bans.


Bills would expand Pa. smoking ban to all bars, casinos
The Intelligencer - January 22, 2014

Five years ago, Pennsylvania passed a statewide ban on indoor smoking in most public places and businesses. If either bill advances, Pennsylvania would join 23 other states with smoking bans deemed comprehensive by the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. ....


EDITORIAL: Regulate e-cigarettes: Reignite anti-smoking movement ...
The Monitor - January 22, 2014

...by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Several states have passed regulations against e-cigarettes, but Texas is not one of them, ...


State bill would restrict e-cigarettes; vendors say age restriction wont hurt sales
Las Cruces Sun-News - January 20, 2014

A group walked into Elevated Vapor on a recent afternoon and, because they looked like college kids, a sales clerk asked for their IDs. To shop at the store, which specializes in electronic cigarettes, customers must be 18. Three states have taken another step, outlawing e-cigarettes in any smoke-free areas, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. More than 100 counties and cities around the country have adopted similar legislation.


50 years later, fewer smokers in Kentucky
Cigarettes might be more dangerous today
Daily Independent January 20, 2014

ASHLAND Half a century after the U.S. surgeon generals historic report outlining the deadly health dangers of smoking, fewer Kentuckians smoke, but the state remains at the top of the list nationally for the number of smokers. The seven groups include the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Legacy.


Georgia university system to consider tobacco ban on campuses
Times Free Press January 20, 2014

On the way back to his apartment on the residential property of Dalton State College, Timon Wilson will sometimes make a quick stop. He is not a chain smoker, but as an 18-year-old freshman experiencing the rigors of college life for the first time, Wilson puffs an occasional cigarette after class. In Georgia, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which tracks schools nationwide that adopt tobacco-free policies, 20 schools in the state, many of them technical colleges and non-USG institutions, have banned tobacco from their campuses. Those numbers don't include schools like Dalton State that allow tobacco only in specific spots. Nationwide, the trend of a tobacco-free campus is growing rapidly, said Bronson Frick, associate director of ANR. As of Jan. 2 at least 1,182 campuses nationwide are smoke-free and of those 811 are tobacco-free, ANR reported. "Ultimately it's about questioning what the role of tobacco is in an academic setting," Frick said. "The fact that it has snowballed from just a handful of schools to over a thousand shows that this policy is not only popular, but that schools don't want to go back to the way things were."


Smoking reports from surgeon general: What will it take to fully snuff it out
Alaska Dispatch - January 19, 2014

... according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation in Berkeley, Calif. ... “Half of Americans live in communities in which we do not have smoke-free ...


Georgia university system to consider tobacco ban on campuses
Chattanooga Times Free Press - January 19, 2014

...In Georgia, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which tracks schools nationwide that adopt tobacco-free policies, 20 schools in the state, ......


Tired of smoking? Classes can help you quit
Marion Star - January 18, 2014

... products kill about 18,500 Ohioans each year and cost $4.37 billion in health care costs annually, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Smoke-free public parks among Forest Grove Parks and Recreation goals for 2014
OregonLive.com - January 15, 2014

...In Oregon, 16 cities have banned smoking in public parks, according to data from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. “That's not to say the policies ...


Staff Editorial: Regents should reconsider e-cigarettes
Daily O'Collegian - January 15, 2014

...Almost 1,200 American colleges have banned traditional cigarettes on campus, including OSU, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights ...


Hollywood's Smoky Images Send Wrong Message About Lighting Up
Huffington Post (blog) - January 14, 2014

... be achieved with wider awareness of how severely nonsmokers are affected by ... As the nation's largest heart-health organization, the American Heart ... American Lung Association, Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, the ...


Should Campus Smoking Bans Start Including E-Cigarettes?
Huffington Post - January 14, 2014

...Around 1,200 colleges ban the use of conventional cigarettes on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. The idea ...


On Campus: Smoke-Free Universities
Huffington Post - January 13, 2014

...Nearly 1,200 college and university campuses are now smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. HuffPost Live talks to students ...


Here's What it Looks Like When a Tobacco Company Says 'I'm Sorry'
National Journal - January 13, 2014

... Lorillard, and Altria deliberately deceived the American public about ... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, the National African American ...


Stop-smoking battle still raging 50 years after surgeon general ...
Deseret News - January 11, 2014

More than four in 10 American adults were smokers — and so were a lot ... American Lung Association; Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights; and ...


Stop-smoking battle, struggling even after a half century
The Utah People's Post - January 12, 2014

About 50 years ago, on Jan. 11, 1964 the surgeon general declared the health perils connected to smoking. Despite the laws, advertising bans, ...


No butts: Ohio State budgeted $100K on tobacco ban signs
OSU - The Lantern - January 12, 2014

A 'no smoking' sign outside the Ohio Union Jan. 12. ... According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, tobacco-free policies have ...


PSU just lacks final approval in smoke-free campus steps
Joplin Globe - January 11, 2014

Of those surveyed, 50 percent said making the campus smoke free would ... according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which ...


Tobacco companies will say they lied, via advertising
USA TODAY - January 10, 2014

Tobacco companies are a step closer to putting out "corrective statements" about their history of defrauding the American public by hiding the ...


Public health agencies set new goal for reducing smoking
Winston-Salem Journal - January 9, 2014

Seven national public health-advocacy groups have set a goal of reducing adult smoking from 18 percent to below 10 percent by 2024 through actions by Congress, state and local government entities. The groups are the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Legacy.


Leading Health Groups Call for Bold Action to End the Tobacco ...
The Wheeler Report – January 8, 2014

Leading Health Groups Call for Bold Action to End the Tobacco Epidemic. In the United States. Nation Challenged to Cut Smoking Rates to Under 10 Percent in 10 ... As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon ... for a new national commitment to end the tobacco epidemic for good. ...


American Heart Association Joins Health Groups to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco
American Heart Association - January 8, 2014

Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2014 – The American Heart Association joined with six leading health groups today to honor the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health, and to call for a commitment to three public health goals. The goals are – reducing smoking rates to less than 10 percent within 10 years; protecting all Americans from secondhand smoke within five years; and ending the health impacts, including heart disease and stroke, caused by tobacco addiction. The other groups issuing the call to action are the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Legacy.


University System of Georgia Considers Statewide Tobacco Ban
GPB - January 8, 2014

The University System of Georgia is looking at banning tobacco use on all of its campuses. Arkansas, Iowa and Oklahoma are the only states with a statewide tobacco ban at all public colleges and universities, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Other states have lengthy lists of tobacco-free campuses, but no top-down mandate. The foundation's Bronson Frick says such changes typically have sprung from students and faculty. "Traditionally this issue has had a bottom-up approach," Frick says.


Pediatricians, cancer groups ask regulators to help cut tobacco use
The Oncology Report - January 8, 2014

WASHINGTON A coalition of health groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network are urging regulators to help the nation achieve at least an 8% reduction in adult smoking rates by 2024. Smoking kills 440,000 Americans a year and leads to $193 billion in health costs, according to the coalition, which also includes the American Lung Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the Legacy Foundation, and Americans for Nonsmokers Rights.


Antismoking Policies Have Saved More Than 8 Million Lives
National Journal - January 8, 2014

Antismoking policies have saved more than 8 million lives in the 50 years since a landmark surgeon general's report connecting smoking to cancer and other diseases, according to a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association. "The tobacco industry remains a huge obstacle in our efforts to pass good, smoke-free laws, to increase excise taxes, to secure full funding for tobacco cessation and prevention programs, and to increase regulation of tobacco-related products, such as e-cigarettes," said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Still, half the population does not live in areas of the country with smoke-free laws in workplaces, restaurants, and bars, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, and CDC says smoking costs the U.S. roughly $193 billion annually in health care expenditures and lost productivity.


American Heart Association Joins Health Groups to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco
American Heart Association - January 8, 2014

Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2014 – The American Heart Association joined with six leading health groups today to honor the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health, and to call for a commitment to three public health goals. The goals are – reducing smoking rates to less than 10 percent within 10 years; protecting all Americans from secondhand smoke within five years; and ending the health impacts, including heart disease and stroke, caused by tobacco addiction. The other groups issuing the call to action are the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Legacy.


Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health
US Surgeon General Site (DHHS) - January 7, 2014

In this podcast, Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, talks about her sense of urgency to clear the air of secondhand smoke so everyone is equally protected from the negative health effects caused by smoking in the workplace. Clearing the Air ...


Podcast: Clearing the Air [Transcript]
US Surgeon General Site (DHHS) - January 7, 2014

Narrator: 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon Generals Report on smoking and health. This series of podcasts celebrates the progress madeand the work still to be doneto end tobacco-related disease and death. .. Today, Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, describes her sense of urgency to clear the air of secondhand smoke in all workplaces, so that workers will no longer have to make a choice between their health and a paycheck ...


End the Tobacco Epidemic for Good
National Press Club - January 7, 2014

Health Leaders to Mark 50th Anniversary Of First Surgeon Generals Report on Smoking and Health, Call for Bold Action to End the Tobacco Epidemic for Good WASHINGTON, DC Leading public health and medical organizations will hold a press conference at 10 am on January 8, 2014, to recognize the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon Generals report on smoking and health and call for a national commitment to end the tobacco epidemic for good.
Who: Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights


UCSB Bans Smoking on Campus
Daily Nexus - January 6, 2014

Today marks the first school day that UCSB students will not be allowed to light up on campus. According to a UC Office of the President report, roughly eight percent of UC students smoke. At UCSB, roughly 33 percent of students smoke cigarettes, half of which reported smoking within a month of taking the survey, according to an assessment conducted in 2011 by the American College Health Association. This is slightly higher than the national average for college students, which is roughly 28 percent according to Americans for Non-smokers Rights.


Irvine only campus in UC system allowing e-cigs amid ban
Orange County Register - January 2, 2014

UC Irvine will continue to allow the use of electronic cigarettes on campus even as the university begins enforcing a smoke-free environment today, a policy that contradicts a University of California edict to ban the nicotine-vapor product. 1,182: Number of U.S. colleges that have gone smoke-free, according to the Berkeley-based American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation ...


San Diego State University Joins College Bans On Smoking
KPBS - January 2, 2014

Previously, San Diego State University had allowed smoking in 12 areas on campus, including a number of parking lots. ... According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, more than 1,100 colleges and universities in the U.S. are smoke-free. ...


e Cig Makers Set to Light Up
California Lawyer January 1, 2014

Americans who hope to kick their smoking habit in the New Year by switching to electronic cigarettes are entering a booming, largely unregulated market that could change dramatically in 2014. "We are really going back," says Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights in Berkeley. "E-cigarettes are currently unregulated, and [makers] are just running amok until they are told to do otherwise.


Oregon Passes a Smoke-Free Car Law, and Now I Want to Move There Even More
BlogHer - January 1, 2014

And despite the efforts to reform smoking laws, the negative effects of second-hand smoke still looms. According to research from the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights: "...levels of secondhand smoke exposure declined between 1988-1994 and 1999-2004 in the general population overall, children were the sub-group with the least rate of decline."