ANR in the News (2016)

Year in Review: Tobacco ban
Hollister Free Lance - December 27, 2016

Hazel Hawkins Hospital implemented a new policy in October that bans tobacco on the campus and all of the health care districts facilities. The new policy bans cigarettes along with smokeless tobacco, vapor and e-cigarettes. Former District Director Gordon Machado told the Free Lance in March he had been working to get a smoking ban implemented on the publicly-owned hospital campus off Sunset Drive. Machado has said a former human resources official was a smoker and that it was a reason for putting off a ban. That employee no longer works at the hospital. Four national health care companies have banned tobacco and include Kaiser Permanente, Cigna, Mayo Clinic and SSM Health Care, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. At least 40 municipalities, including Santa Clara County, have banned tobacco at health care facilities. ...


CalPERS opts to keep ban on tobacco stocks [VIDEO]
Sacramento Bee - December 19, 2016

CalPERS said no again to tobacco Monday. Amid a passionate debate on the wisdom and morality of investing in tobacco, the big California pension fund rejected a recommendation by its staff to end its 16-year-old ban on the practice. CalPERS' investment committee, in a 9-3 vote, concluded that the tobacco industry is heading toward long-term decline and presents too much of a risk … CalPERS also got an earful from the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and others, citing the social and public health costs and arguing that CalPERS was in danger of sending potential smokers the wrong message. Cynthia Hallett of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights said CalPERS would risk its global "reputation for responsible investing" if it jumped back into tobacco stocks. …


Pool hall is bucking Las Vegas tradition by going smoke-free; owner says customers are thankful
VEGAS INC - December 19, 2016

The launch of the smoke-free venue came as the state marked the 10-year anniversary of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act, which went into effect Dec. 8, 2006. It limits tobacco use within most indoor places of employment, including schools, grocery stores, restaurants, malls and retail establishments, government buildings and movie theaters, although it doesnt apply to casino gaming areas. Therein lies the rub, according to Bronson Frick, associate director of Berkeley, Calif.-based Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a national lobbying organization founded in 1976. Because of exemptions for gaming venues, 10 years later, the people left behind are still being exposed to secondhand smoke, with the gaming workforce now identified as the most exposed job sector to secondhand smoke of any job sector in the United States, Frick said. A casino is more than just a building. Its a workplace for hundreds and often thousands of employees and visitors, he added. The science is clear that ventilation systems, smoking sections, smoking rooms and those kinds of gimmicks dont mean anything in terms of the dramatic health hazards of secondhand smoke. ...


Metropolitan Community College poised to ban tobacco use on campuses
Live Well Nebraska December 17, 2016

Metropolitan Community College appears committed next fall to joining a long list of colleges and universities that have made cigarettes and chewing tobacco taboo. Colleges here and across the nation are forbidding students and employees from using tobacco products on campus. The University of Nebraska at Omaha banned tobacco use on campus in August. Creighton University became tobacco-free in 2008, the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2009. The University of Nebraska at Kearney enacted a new tobacco-free policy in August, expanding tobacco-free areas to all campus grounds except 15 locations in parking lots. Use of tobacco is allowed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as long as its 10 feet away from buildings, although some buildings have a 25-foot limit. Iowa State became smoke-free at least four years ago. The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation reported in early October that more than 1,710 campuses in the country are smoke-free.


New Report: States Can Help Finish the Fight Against Tobacco by ...
Yahoo Finance - December 14, 2016

... breathing at work, yet millions of nonsmokers are still exposed to secondhand smoke in their job because of weak state smoke-free laws," said Cynthia Hallett, ...


Hospital smoking bans yield fewer fires
Bend Bulletin - December 1, 2016

Over the past two decades, U.S. hospitals have been moving steadily toward establishing smoke-free campuses in a bid to promote healthier lifestyles among their patients and their staff. But the movement has had a secondary benefit - a reduction in the number of hospital fires … Within a decade, cities and states started passing indoor smoking bans that applied to hospitals as well. "At that point, you had hospital staff pushing patients outside in a wheelchair to smoke, or people having to go through a gauntlet of smoking hospital employees in order to get into a health care facility," said Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for NonSmokers' Rights. "It's been simpler to have a smoke-free or tobacco-free property-wide policy and it's helping to create a healthier workforce and creating a healthier environment for patients." The anti-smoking group has compiled a list of smoke-free campuses, since the Mayo Clinic first banned smoking in 2001. In 2005, the group documented 110 hospitals with smoke-free campus policies. By 2015, the list was just shy of 4,000 of the 5,600 U.S. hospitals. …


Smoking ban shows success, Stanley considers citations
Stony Brook Statesman - November 27, 2016

... As of October, Stony Brook was one of 14 SUNY schools to implement a smoking ban, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


BGSU receives grant for efforts to be a smoke-free campus
Sentinel-Tribune - November 18, 2016

Bowling Green State University has received a grant to assist in its efforts to be a smoke-free campus. According to a release, BGSU was awarded the $20,000 grant as part of the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation's Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative, a $3.6 million, multi-year program intended to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. … The release stated that according to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, only 1,427 college campuses are 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free. …


TCU gets a $20000 grant to make its campus 100 percent smoke-free
Fort Worth Star Telegram - November 15, 2016

According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, only 1,427 college ... This grant announcement coincides this week with the American Cancer ..


University could be NJ's first 100 percent smoke, tobacco-free campus
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - November 14, 2016

A New Jersey university has taken the first step toward its goal of eventually becoming a 100 percent smoke-free campus. Montclair State University has become the only college in the state to receive a grant as part of the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation's Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative, the school announced on its website. The $19,415 grant is a component in a multi-year program aimed at the creation and implementation of policies that would make campuses 100 percent smoke free. Montclair State is among 20 colleges and universities in the nation that have received the grant. Currently, only 1,427 of the nation's 4,700 universities and colleges are 100 percent smoke-and-tobacco-free, according to the MSU website. …


SIU to participate in national stand against smoking
Daily Egyptian - November 15, 2016

Events are scheduled to take place in coordination with the American Cancer ... according to the not-for-profit organization Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. ...


American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation Award Grants to Help 20 Colleges and Universities Go Tobacco-Free in Largest Initiative of Its Kind
PR Newswire (press release) - November 14, 2016

The American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation today awarded grants to 20 U.S. colleges and universities as part of their Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI), a $3.6 million multi-year program intended to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. … According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, only 1,427 campuses are 100-percent smoke- and tobacco-free. That reflects major progress over earlier years, but much remains to be done. …


Editorial: Breathe easy
Lawrence Journal World - November 14, 2016

The University of Kansas' plan to go completely tobacco-free in the next two years is the right call. Other college campuses have already made the switch, and there are no downsides. … Smoking, electronic cigarettes and tobacco use are all prohibited in Memorial Stadium, the Kansas Memorial Unions, the Adams Alumni Center, and the facilities ... There are at least 1,713 100-percent smoke-free campuses in the U.S., according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Of those schools, 1,427 are 100 percent tobacco-free. …


OU selected as inaugural participant in Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative
News at OU - November 14, 2016

Oakland University was awarded a $20,000 grant as part of the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation's Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI), a $3.6 million multi-year program intended to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. Oakland is one of the first 20 colleges and universities to receive a TFGCI grant. … According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, only 1,427 college campuses are 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free. That reflects major ...


CSUSM to Create 100% Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Campus
CSUSM NewsCenter - November 14, 2016

California State University San Marcos was awarded a $20,000 grant as part of the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation's Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI), a $3.6 million multiyear program intended to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. … According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, only 1,427 college campuses are 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free. That reflects major ...


KU says campuswide smoking and tobacco ban will begin in fall 2018
Lawrence Journal World - November 12, 2016

... As of October 1, 2016, there are at least 1,713 100-percent smoke-free campuses in the U.S., according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Of those schools ...


University could be NJ's first 100 percent smoke, tobacco-free campus
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - November 14, 2016

A New Jersey university has taken the first step toward its goal of eventually becoming a 100 percent smoke-free campus. Montclair State University has become the only college in the state to receive a grant as part of the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation's Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative, the school announced on its website. The $19,415 grant is a component in a multi-year program aimed at the creation and implementation of policies that would make campuses 100 percent smoke free. Montclair State is among 20 colleges and universities in the nation that have received the grant. Currently, only 1,427 of the nation's 4,700 universities and colleges are 100 percent smoke-and-tobacco-free, according to the MSU website. …


Even with no smoking programs, experts say smoking ban is ineffective
GW Hatchet (subscription) - November 9, 2016

... As of April 2016, there are 1,713 100 percent smoke-free campuses, and 1,427 of those are fully tobacco free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights ...


Campus smoking: is there a resolution?
The Butler Collegian - November 8, 2016

According to No Smoke's website, as of Oct. 1 of this year, there are 1,713 schools that are smoke-free campuses, 80 percent of those are tobacco-free.


ANR aims to clear the air
Casino Journal - November 3, 2016

Cynthia Hallett, president and CEO of ANR, took some time to talk with Casino Journal Editor Paul Doocey about the lobbying group's goals ...


College of Southern Maryland to go smoke free
Enterprise - November 1, 2016

The College of Southern Maryland will soon join more than 1,700 other colleges and universities across the country in banning tobacco and nicotine products from its campuses. CSM announced last week that as of Jan. 1, 2017, all of its campuses will go smoke free. … The ban covers the use of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, electronic smoking devices and any unregulated nicotine product, according to school officials. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, as of Oct. 1, there were 1,713 colleges and universities in the U.S. that have 100 percent smoke-free policies. Of those, 1,427 are also tobacco free and 1,288 also prohibit electronic cigarettes. …


Smoking, but why?
Tangerine - October 28, 2016

College students have become more conscious of the negative impact cigarette smoke has on the body and how second-hand smoke can be just as damaging as first-hand. According to no-smoke. org, approximately 1,713 campuses across the United States became100 percent smoke free as of Oct. 1, 2016. The 2016 report conducted by the non-profit organization Americans for Nonsmokers Rights highlighted how much the number increased over the past six years. In 2010, only 446 campuses were smoke-free and in 2011 that number increased to 586 campuses.


Gainesville debates banning smoking in parks
The Independent Florida Alligator - October 26, 2016

Visitors to city parks may no longer be able to smoke if a proposed city ordinance passes.

The City of Gainesville presented the most recent draft of the ordinance, which would ban smoking from city parks, on Thursday, said Steve Phillips, the director of the Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department. The city has considered curtailing smoking in parks for a few years. ... Florida municipalities that have passed smoke-free park ordinances: ... Source: American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation


Smoke-Free Parks: Why Park and Recreation Departments Should ...
Parks and Recreation - October 1, 2016

Across the country, municipal governments have passed ordinances banning smoking in public parks and on public beaches. The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reports that, as of July 1, more than 1,260 municipalities have tobacco-free park laws on the books. This includes a diverse list of big cities like Boston, Los Angeles and Houston, as well as smaller towns like Jasper, Alabama; Sylvania, Ohio; and Wellington, Colorado. According to Joe Turner, director of the Houston, Texas, Parks and Recreation Department, the city "needed help ensuring that we had the tools to prevent a range of antisocial behavior in our parks." Turner, who was appointed director in 2004 and is soon set to retire, continues, "The smoking ban gave us the chance to work with our staff and the public health community to ensure all of Houston had access to safe, clean parks...


Mountaineer architect predicts all casinos will go no-smoking
TribLive - October 23, 2016

One day, American casino gamblers will be able to play without the health risk of secondhand smoke, says the founder of the company that designed and built a unique smoking pavilion at Mountaineer casino. ASHRAE, a trade group of ventilation engineers, says no technology can clean smoky air. There's a lot of different technologies that are out there, Stewart, a nonsmoker, says. but there's nothing better than fresh air. Inside the Expo, a company showed off indoor smoking cabins that could be placed in casinos, and the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation had a booth to talk about ways to transition to smoke-free gambling floors. Casinos looking for ways to attract the next generation of gamblers should cater to a group that grew up understanding the health risks of smoking and comfortable with restrictions on where to partake. As Stewart noted, there's no substitute for fresh air. ...


EDITORIAL: Smoking Ban Needs Nuance
The Hoya - October 11, 2016

Cigarette smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death in the U.S. In addition to increasing the risk of developing several types of cancer, smoking is responsible for one in every three deaths due to cardiovascular disease. Thankfully, the governments prevention efforts seem to be working. Data on city-level smoking bans came from the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) tobacco policy database. The database told the ...


Group seeks smoke-free referendum
The Hoya - October 7, 2016

A new student-led group advocating for a smoke-free campus is petitioning the Georgetown University Student Association to hold a studentwide referendum on banning smoking on campus. As of Oct. 1 this year there are 1,713 college campuses in the country with comprehensive bans on smoking, according to anti-smoking advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. This grew from the 446 smoke-free campuses in October 2010.


More campuses have smoking bans -- but do they work?
USA Today College - October 7, 2016

At Michigan State University, using tobacco on campus could come with a $150 fine. Smokers lighting up at Ohio State University might be told about quitting resources. And in California, smoking on college campuses is up to each university's discretion. Across the U.S., more than 1,400 colleges ban smoking on campus, with 1,137 campuses being completely tobacco-free, according to the activist group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …


Up in the air: Students consider smoke-free policy on campus [VIDEO]
The Ithacan - October 6, 2016

… There are 1,713 smoke-free campuses across the United States as of Oct. 1, including SUNY Cortland, according to No-Smoke.org. Ithaca College may soon join the growing list of colleges around the nation that have decided to go smoke-free. … "So you would use e-cigarettes, but then after a year, you would relapse. The idea behind this app is that addictions should be cut down bit by bit and not forced ...


Student survey to determine Mont Alto's view about tobacco-free campus
Penn State News - October 4, 2016

… "Interestingly enough," said Borromeo, "some of the Penn State campuses (Hershey and Lehigh Valley) have already gone tobacco-free and most Big Ten schools are tobacco-free. "There are now 1,483 campuses that are entirely smoke-free in the United States. Of those, 1,137 are 100 percent tobacco-free and 823 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes anywhere on campus, according to an April 2016 report from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF).


Mont Alto students conduct survey on campus smoking policy
Herald-Mail Media - October 5, 2016

Penn State Mont Alto students have undertaken a campus-wide survey to solicit opinions from students, faculty and staff members about Penn State's smoking policy. … "Interestingly enough, some of the Penn State campuses (Hershey and Lehigh Valley) have already gone tobacco-free, and most Big Ten schools are tobacco-free," she said. "There are now 1,483 campuses that are entirely smoke-free in the United States. Of those, 1,137 are 100 percent tobacco-free and 823 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes anywhere on campus" …


Smoking Bans Prove Effective At Dissuading Casual Smokers
AskMen - September 29, 2016

A new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties have persuaded light smokers to kick the habit. If you need data on city-level smoking bans in the United States, your first port of call would likely be the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundations (ANRF) tobacco policy database. It provides a repository of close to 13,000 laws in over 5,000 municipalities, documenting the lobby groups efforts to protect nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke. The ANRF are concerned with how smoking bans affect non-smokers. But what if you took data on those same policies and looked at how they affected smokers?


Smoking bans persuade light users to give up the habit
ScienceBlog - September 28, 2016

A new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of cigarettes. In particular, the study found that young males who were light smokers before a smoking ban was instituted in their area were more likely to give up cigarettes after a ban went into effect. Smokers who lived in areas where there was never a ban werent likely to drop their cigarette habit. Data on city-level smoking bans came from the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation (ANRF) tobacco policy database.


Hartsfield-Jackson to turn smoking rooms into cigar shops
Patrons could light up, for a fee
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - September 22, 2016

The Atlanta airport is launching a plan to convert smoking rooms into cigar shops that would charge a fee to patrons who want to light up. Cynthia Hallett, president of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights based in Berkeley, Calif., said she thinks there are other ways for the Atlanta airport to generate revenue than establishing cigar lounges, such as by converting the smoking rooms into restaurant space. It seems unusual that the Atlanta airport is doing the exact opposite of what most airports are doing, which is going healthier and smoke free, Hallett said. You will have other passengers and workers exposed to the second-hand smoke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012 released results of a study that showed average air pollution levels from secondhand smoke directly outside designated smoking areas of airports are five times higher than in smoke-free airports. Halletts organization says more than 600 airports are smoke-free indoors, including Chicago OHare and Midway, New York JFK and LaGuardia, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston Hobby and Bush Intercontinental, Washington Reagan, Orlando, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore-Washington, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Charlotte, Birmingham, Charleston. Smoking is generally permitted in outside areas.


Syracuse University falls short in enforcing tobacco-free policy
The Daily Orange - September 5, 2016

At least 1,137 campuses in the United States are certified 100 percent tobacco-free, and although Syracuse University has had a tobacco-free policy in effect since July 1, 2015, it isnt included in that number. Those 1,137 campuses were aggregated by the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, which has been defending your right to breathe smoke-free air since 1976, according to its website. The campuses are listed in an April 2016 report by the foundation that lists all the smoke-free and tobacco-free U.S. and tribal colleges and universities that adhere to the ANRFs smoke-free and tobacco-free criteria. In order to qualify for that list, a campus must ensure that smoking or tobacco use is not permitted on campus at any time, according to an ANRF tip sheet. SUs tobacco-free policy leaves wiggle room for smoking and tobacco use on campus, as the policy is not enforced by any official body on the campus.


Saint Michael's College Completely Tobacco Free [VIDEO]
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22 - September 1, 2016

The University of Vermont instituted the campus-wide smoke and tobacco ban last year, now so has St. Michaels College. The ban also prohibits E-cigarettes. According to Americans for Non-smokers Rights, there are more than 1,400 smoke-free campuses.


Our Opinion: Luzerne County Community College dares to stamp ...
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - August 31, 2016

As of April, about 1,140 U.S. campuses were considered entirely tobacco-free, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a California-based lobby ...


UWF starts the new school year tobacco-free
The Voyager - August 31, 2016

As of Aug. 1, 2016, UWF is officially a Tobacco-Free Campus, and students have mixed emotions. The policy affects everyone, including those who live on campus or commute to the university. … The Tobacco-Free Campus policy not only includes cigarettes, but also e-cigarettes, hookahs/shishas, vape pens, and any smoking device available on the ... UWF is definitely not the first university to become a tobacco-free campus. There are 1,137 campuses in the USA that are 100 percent tobacco-free, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …


Tobacco ban coming to Hollister hospital, health facilities
Hollister Free Lance - August 30, 2016

… hat new policy will take effect Oct. 17, according to a flyer posted on Facebook. It reads that starting on that date, the hospital campus and all of the health care district's facilities will be smoke-free and tobacco-free. The new policy will ban cigarettes along with smokeless tobacco, vapor and e-cigarettes. ... Nationwide, at least 3,929 hospitals, healthcare systems or clinics had adopted smoke-free policies as of July 2016, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Four national health care companies have banned tobacco and include Kaiser Permanente, Cigna, Mayo Clinic and SSM Health Care, according to the organization. At least 40 municipalities, including Santa Clara County, have banned tobacco at health care facilities.


Last call for smoking in Fort Worth bars
Fort Worth Star Telegram - August 29, 2016

Smoke-Free Fort Worth includes local residents and such organizations as the American Lung Association in Texas, the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...


Johnson County officials pushing for stricter smoking laws
Proposal would add 25-foot rule, ban e-cigarettes in public places
The Gazette - August 29, 2016

Supervisors are looking to make some changes to Johnson Countys smoking laws. First, they want to include an e-cigarette ban in all public places, much like regular tobacco cigarettes. Second, they want to add a requirement that smokers of any kind both regular cigarette and e-cigarette users get their nicotine fix at least 25 feet from public buildings. Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, a lobbying organization, keeps a list of e-cigarette bans across the county. Its most recent list, published July 1, shows that Iowa has only four city-level bans restricting e-cigarette use in 100 percent smoke-free venues.


Smoking Sucks! 6 States That Need to Change Their Tobacco Laws
The Cheat Sheet August 21, 2016

Local governments are permitted to pass stronger anti-smoking regulations, though, and more than 25 communities have smoke-free laws, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. The tax on cigarettes is 60 cents per pack.


Smoke-Free Campuses Triple
CSPDailyNews.com August 17, 2016

Backers of that 2012 initiative included the American College Health ... said, attributing the statistic to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Berkley, Calif.


More than 2 years after dorm fire, smoking ban set to take effect at UNO
Omaha World-Herald - August 13, 2016

Two and a half years after a discarded cigarette sparked a dorm fire on campus, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is going smoke-free. About 1,500 campuses across the nation were smoke-free as of April 2016, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Maryland Casinos Offer Smoking Terraces
Casino Connection AC - August 2016

While the debate continues throughout the gambling industry whether no-smoking policies undermine casino profits, some operations have taken creative steps to address the issue. For example, in Maryland, where smoking is banned inside its five casinos, Horseshoe in Baltimore offers outdoor "smoking terraces," where patrons can smoke and gamble. Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, noted, "Where there are smoking bans, it's the result of statewide or local laws. In the case of Maryland, it had its statewide smoke-free law before casinos were added, so operators knew that when they were bidding." At the state's largest casino, Maryland Live in Hanover, President Robert J. Norton said many customers appreciate the indoor smoking ban, but management is considering offering outdoor gaming-smoking patios. "If it makes sense we'll do it," Norton said.


'Beaches into ashtrays': After conditional veto, smoking still OK on most NJ beaches
Philly.com August 6, 2016

The bill vetoed by Christie would have expanded the New Jersey Smoke Free Air Act, which banned smoking in all indoor public spaces, to include every public park and beach. This essentially would make the state's entire 130-mile coastline - beaches from Sandy Hook to Cape May - smoke-free. The bill would also allow for beaches to establish designated smoking areas. Several New Jersey beaches have taken that matter into their own hands, as the veto language suggests. According to the America Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation, 15 beaches in New Jersey have implemented smoke-free beach laws.


Smokers scramble as UT joins growing list of campuses banning all tobacco use
TBO.com - August 5, 2016

That reaction is what officials were hoping for when UT joined a growing number of colleges and universities nationwide that now ban all types of smoking and tobacco use. That includes electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, hookahs, cigars and cigarettes. The bans often accompany new initiatives focused on student health and well being and coincide with a rapid decline in cigarette usage on campus. The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation counts 23 college campuses in Florida that are now smoke free, 12 of which also ban e-cigarettes and all tobacco products. More than 1,400 colleges and universities nationwide have enacted smoking bans, up from about 400 in 2010, according to the CDC. Of those, about 1,100 are tobacco free and about 800 also ban e-cigarettes.


MSU has new smoke-free policy [VIDEO]
WTVA - August 1, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. (MSU Press Release) - With Mississippi State University officially becoming a smoke-free campus today [Aug. 1], university administrators are encouraging education and cooperation as the campus community adjusts to a new smoking and tobacco use policy. Developed with input from the MSU Student Association, Faculty Senate and Staff Council, the policy prohibits smoking any tobacco-based product, including e-cigarettes, on MSUs Starkville and Meridian campuses. MSU joins more than 1,480 college and university campuses in the U.S. that now have smoke-free policies, including many of MSUs peer institutions in the Southeastern Conference.


University of Tampa to become smoke and tobacco-free
WTSP.com - July 28, 2016

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF), in the state of Florida, 23 college campuses have taken the step to become 100 percent ...


Amarillo College's campuswide tobacco ban to take effect Monday
Amarillo.com - July 27, 2016

Amarillo College will become a tobacco- and smoke-free school starting Monday. … Amarillo College will become part of a trend at colleges and universities across the nation as awareness of the impact of tobacco and second-hand smoke has continued to increase, said Bronson Frick, associate director at American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation. "College and universities have become leaders for creating healthier environments and addressing the tobacco epidemic," Frick said. There are at least 1,483 campuses nationwide that are smoke-free, according to an April report from the foundation. Of those, 1,137 are 100 percent tobacco-free, and 823 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes on campus. A total of 57 of those campuses are in Texas. "Smoke-free environments used to be rare, but now are quite common," Frick said. "Today's young people have largely grown up in smoke-free environments and don't want to be impacted by second-hand smoke." …


All AC Campuses to Become Tobacco/Smoke-Free on August 1st
MyHighPlains - July 25, 2016

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported on April 4, 2016, that "there are at least 1,483 100-percent smoke-free campuses" of which 1,137 are ...


Lynn goes smoke and tobacco free in August
The Boca Raton Tribune - July 23, 2016

... 1 and about1,000 are being fully tobacco-free, according to a report from American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, an educational nonprofit organization.


Camdenton Hears From 'Smoke-Free At The Lake' Advocates
Lake Expo - July 21, 2016

Developed by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR), the ordinance has been the model for "hundreds of communities across the country." Sec. 1001. …


At Michigan State, tobacco prohibition nears [VIDEO]
Lansing State Journal - July 14, 2016

MSU's ban includes the entire spectrum of tobacco products; from cigarettes and chewable tobacco to vaporizers, E-cigarettes and hookahs. It prohibits tobacco use in buildings, on the lawns and sidewalks, even in personal vehicles on MSU property. … In all, more than 1,400 American colleges are now smoke-free, with 1,137 going 100% tobacco-free, according to the group Americans for Nonsmoker's Rights. …


Editorial: Revoke St. Louis County smoking-ban exemptions
STLtoday.com - May 11, 2016

...The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation says that as of last October, 81.9 percent of the population lived under a smoking ban in “workplaces, and/or restaurants, and/or bars, by either a state, commonwealth, or local law.” ...


FGCU Initiates Smoking and Tobacco Free Campus Policy
Naples Herald - May 11, 2016

Florida Gulf Coast University has finally initiated their smoke and tobacco-free campus policy. Going smoke and tobacco free has been in discussion since February 2015 and as of May 9, the university campus has joined 1,500 other college campuses nationwide in this policy to encourage healthy and safe environments. …


Southern campus addresses tobacco free confusion
The Southern News May 6, 2016

The tobacco free initiative was instated on Aug. 25 of last year. It includes vaporizers, e-cigarettes and hookahs. As of April 6, there are over 1,400 campuses that are 100 percent smoke-free, with 823 prohibiting e-cigarettes, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. Of those campuses, there are four Connecticut institutions: Gateway Community College, Norwalk Community College, Quinnipiac University-North Campus and Southern.


WSU to ban tobacco, nicotine products on campus
NWCN.com - May 5, 2016

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 17 university campuses in Washington State are smoke-free, including Seattle University, Seattle Pacific ...


American Cancer Society and CVS Health Launch Bold Initiative to ...
PR Newswire (press release) - May 4, 2016

With funding from the CVS Health Foundation, ACS will award grants to colleges and ... according to data compiled by the Americans for Nonsmoker Rights.


City mulls smoking ban at beaches, parks
liherald.com - April 28, 2016

In 2014, Nassau County banned smoking in its parks, as authorized by County Executive Edward Mangano. Playgrounds and other recreational areas in county ...


PSU to become smoke free starting in August
Laconia Citizen - April 26, 2016

PLYMOUTH - Following a "Kick Butts" event where 50 volunteers picked up more than 10,000 cigarette butts on the Plymouth State University Campus, Healthy PSU has announced that effective August 1, the university will become a smoke and tobacco free campus. … According to the Healthy PSU homepage, since the beginning of this year, there were 1,475 100 percent smoke-free campuses, with two thirds of them fully tobacco free. There are also 802 campus that prohibit e-cigarettes or vaping. …


Smoking ban impact on Harrah's Casino remains hazy
NOLA.com - April 21, 2016

Most any time of day you're likely to find a smattering of smokers on the steps of Harrah's Casino. Whether they will return to gamble or leave is the haze that hangs over the business at the forefront of fighting a smoking ban New Orleans put in place a year ago. As of April, there were 777 smoke-free gaming facilities in the United States, not including off-track betting sites, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. That's not quite half of all casinos in business, but smoke-free advocates point to gaining more wins as states and cities vote to allow gambling and open new gaming venues. They include smoke-free operations in areas where the law doesn't compel them to have them. For Harrah's New Orleans, it renders moot any argument that it will lose business to casinos in Jefferson Parish or the Mississippi Gulf Coast, said Bronson Frick, associate director at Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. He was part of the coalition that pushed for a smoking ban in New Orleans and a recent failed attempt in Baton Rouge. "Indoor smoking isn't really a major factor in regional gaming competition. We know that from looking at several casinos around the country," Frick said. He accuses the industry of "cherry-picking" data to illustrate the detrimental effect of smoking bans. ...


In Illinois, tossing a few cigarette butts on the ground could send you ...
Christian Science Monitor - April 20, 2016

According to the national lobbying organization Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, cigarette butts are "the most commonly discarded pieces of waste worldwide ...


Smoking ban protects right, health and reputation
The Reflector online - April 18, 2016

According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, MSU's campus is joining over 1,483 colleges and universities across the country who have implemented ...


30 Health Groups Urge President Obama to End Delays and Issue Overdue Rule Regulating All Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes and Cigars
American Lung Association - April 13, 2016

Expressing alarm about repeated delays that have endangered the health of children, 30 leading public health and medical groups today urged President Barack Obama to promptly issue a final rule providing for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigars. In a letter to the President, the groups pointed out it has been five years since the FDA first indicated it would seek to regulate all tobacco products, nearly two years since… Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights …


Casinos say smoking ban would be costly; anti-smoking forces plan ...
The Advocate - April 12, 2016

Bronson Frick, associate director of the national nonprofit Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said the doomsday scenarios casinos are presenting are not ...


Breathe Free advocates new smoking restrictions in public places
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - April 6, 2016

The coalition is comprised of some heavy hitters, including the American Cancer ... Americans for Nonsmokers Rights and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.


SFU should become a smoke-free campus
Universities across North America have already banned smoking on campus, and its time for us to join them
The Peak April 4, 2016

There is a growing trend among university and college campuses in North America to ban cigarette smoking completely, and as far as Im concerned, SFU should follow suit. according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, at least 1,475 campuses in the United States are now smoke-free. So why hasnt SFU joined them?


James Gill: Smoking bans all the rage in New Orleans -- and now in ...
The Advocate - March 26, 2016

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, bad weather and the decline of the oil industry, for instance, might be blamed for the loss of revenues in New ...


Casino says smoking ban could cost EBR, state millions in tax revenue
The Advocate - March 23, 2016

Smoke-free has become the norm in the United States, said Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. Most bars and restaurants ...


Kent State University will ban all tobacco use on campus in 2017
cleveland.com - March 11, 2016

Kent State University will become tobacco-free on July 1, 2017, joining many colleges across the state. As of January, there are at least 1,475 smoke-free campuses nationwide, reports the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Of those campuses, 1,128 are ...


Giant Canopies Part of $6 Billion Atlanta Airport Expansion
ABC News March 10, 2016

The expansion and renovation plans did not mention the future of the airport's indoor smoking rooms for passengers inside the secure areas, which have been criticized by health officials such as U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. Most U.S. airports have eliminated indoor smoking areas. Atlanta is among fewer than 10 major U.S. airports that still permit smoking indoors, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Dallas looking to snuff out smoking in all city-owned parks, including golf courses and Fair Park
Dallas Morning News (blog) - March 7, 2016

On Thursday, the Dallas Park and Recreation Board will vote on banning smoking in city-owned parks every single one of them, with no exceptions. Thats a far cry from the breathing room contained in the original proposal that was supposed to go to the board in December. The park board has actually been discussing a smoking ban since at least November 2014, when it asked city staffers to draft an ordinance prohibiting puffing in the citys parks and along its trails. That request came just four months after Houston banned smoking in its parks. Shortly after that, Frisco instituted its ban. Austin, meanwhile, has had one for years, along with about 1,000 big and small municipalities nationwide, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.


50 new cigarette recycling boxes arrive in Columbia
The Maneater March 3, 2016

Litter eventually washes through untreated stormwater drains straight into Columbia streams and creeks. The solution came when 50 cigarette recycling boxes were installed over the past month in order to preserve Columbias creeks and sidewalks. ... Large cities like San Francisco spend millions cleaning up cigarette butts in order to prevent these toxins from leaching into water supply, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights.


Celebrating 40 Years of Smokefree Advocacy

BERKELEY, CA - March 1, 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR), a grassroots public health organization that has helped lead the way for smokefree environments in the United States.


UW Tobacco Action Group brings guest lecturer to speak on industry ...
Dailyuw - March 1, 2016

According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, as of Jan. 1, there are at least 1,475 college campuses across the country who have already made the move ...


It's time for USC to become smoke-free
Daily Trojan Online - February 25, 2016

... the nation, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ... according to a In April 2013, UCLA became the first UC school to implement a ban on cigarette smoke in the name of public health. By 2014, the entire UC system banned cigarettes and all other tobacco products from its campuses to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and prevent young adults from developing a life-threatening addiction. As of Jan. 1, there are more than 1,475 smoke-free campuses across the nation, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Its about time that USC aligned itself with the regulations of other universities. On Oct. 1, 2010, USC hospitals on the Health Science Campus became smoke-free.


Lawmakers want to restrict smoking at Jersey beaches, parks
CT Post - February 19, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) New Jersey lawmakers are trying again to restrict smoking at public beaches and parks. Several shore towns already ban beach smoking, including Belmar, Lavallette and Long Branch. Nationwide, more than 250 communities have enacted beach smoking bans, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.


Louisiana Casino Revenues Dive 5.8% in January
Online Poker.net - February 19, 2016

Nevertheless, the claim has been disputed by Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, with MPH Executive Director Cynthia Hallett stating that its impact has been largely overstated. As she explains: The smoke-free law is not what causes the change in revenue. Its gaming saturation and the economy in general. When people dont have as much discretionary income, theyre not spending it in a casino.


Player's Advantage: Big gaming states share a sorry trait: smoking in casinos
Tribune-Review February 14, 2016

Gamblers and casino employees in the country's four busiest gambling states must contend with tobacco smoke that wouldn't be allowed in other workplaces or facilities open to the public, a study by the American Lung Association shows. Carr and Cynthia Hallett of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights say that, generally, the revenue impact of a casino smoking ban is overstated. The smoke-free law is not what causes the change in revenue, Hallett says. It's gaming saturation and the economy in general. When people don't have as much discretionary income, they're not spending it in a casino.


Virginia Seeks To Pass Anti-Smoking Law for Children [VIDEO]
WBOC TV 16 - February 11, 2016

Only seven states currently have smoke free laws, according to the non-profit Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights. None are on Delamrva. State lawmakers in ...


A better you: clean air campus
Oaklandpostonline February 10, 2016

Many universities around the nation are becoming a clean air campus. According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of the ...


Mounty Airy should ban smoking in public parks
Frederick News Post (subscription) - February 9, 2016

... municipalities ban smoking in their parks, including Frederick, Hagerstown, Bowie and Ocean City, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.


Bentley Announces Smoke-Free Policy
The Bentley University Newsroom - February 5, 2016

Bentley University will join more than 1,475 colleges and universities across the United States in becoming a smoke-free campus. The policy will go into effect June 1, 2016 and will also include the use of electronic delivery devices such as e-cigarettes.


Smoking ban at Landstuhl is the latest move for the Army's anti ...
ArmyTimes.com - February 3, 2016

American civilians in particular objected to not being allowed to to smoke ... The Nonsmokers Rights Foundation lists more than 3,800 medical facilities in the ...


Put Out Those Cigarettes, Kids! On Campus Smoking Banned Next ...
Minaret - February 3, 2016

"As of January 1, 2016, there are at least 1,475 100% smoke free campuses," according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, "…but the effectiveness of this ..


Chapman University says thank you for not smoking
Los Angeles Times - January 31, 2016

"This was for the rights of the nonsmokers because individual smoking on campus affects everybody," said Nudelman in an interview. "We're not telling people ... According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national lobbying organization, as of Jan. 1, at least 1,475 college and university campuses in the United States are 100% smoke-free.


Clearing the air: FAMU administrator urges the campus to go tobacco-free
Tallahassee Democrat - January 31, 2016

Mary Simmons takes smoking personally. As director of the Florida A&M University's School of Allied Health's Division of Cardiopulmonary Science, Simmons knows what smoking and tobacco use does to the heart and lungs of people, especially African-Americans. Simmons recently secured support from the Faculty Senate in her drive to get the university designated a tobacco-free, smoke-free environment. The process of making FAMU smoke and tobacco-free could take several months As of Jan. 1, there are at least 1,475 campuses that are 100 percent smoke-free, according to the Americans for Non Smokers Rights website, (www.no-smoke.org). Of these, according to the advocacy group, 1,128 are 100-percent tobacco-free, and 802 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes anywhere on campus. The organization reports the number has grown from the 586 campuses with 100-percent smoke-free campus policies in October 2011 and 446 campuses in October 2010. She said the policy also would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes (They are just as harmful as regular cigarettes") and smoking hookah, which is popular among college students ...


Group wants to ban smoking in bars, casinos across Baton Rouge
WBRZ - January 27, 2016

The group, made up of Louisiana Cancer Research Center, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Cancer Action Network, the American Lung Association and ...


Things to know about Chapman's smoking ban
OCRegister - January 25, 2016

The ban is effective Feb. 1, meaning that all forms of smoking will be prohibited throughout the Orange campus. "All forms" includes cigarettes, cigars, vaporizers, vape pens, e-cigarettes and all other tobacco and related products. … Chapman's move to become smoke-free is a continuation of a nationwide trend that includes at least 1,620 smoke-free U.S. campuses, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. The trend is easily noticeable in California as well. In January 2014, the University of California system adopted a smoke-free policy across all of its school sites, and the American Lung Association in California adds that the smoke-free trend can be observed throughout the Cal State University System as well. …


OUR VIEW: Enact legislation, ban smoking in Guam's bars
Pacific Daily News January 22, 2016

A measure passed by lawmakers this week that ban smoking inside local bars is consistent with the governments public health obligations, and should be signed into law by Gov. Eddie Calvo. According to a tobacco law database compiled by Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 30 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have statewide laws in effect that require both bars and restaurants to be 100 percent smoke-free.


University of Massachusetts Boston campus bans smoking and ...
Daily Mail - January 19, 2016

... currently at least 1,475 college campuses that are smoke free, and 1,128 of them are also tobacco-free, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.


New bill seeks to outlaw smoking in Salt Lake City airport
Lexington Herald Leader - January 18, 2016

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation said the airport is one of only eight major airports in the country that still permits smoking indoors.


E-cigarettes fire up tax, regulatory melee
Chicago Sun Times - January 18, 2016

Alex Sistowicz started smoking as a high school sophomore and says he ... according to the American Non-Smokers' Rights Foundation, a national ...


FOX 29 Investigates: Smoking At The Linc
Fox 29 - January 13, 2016

FOX 29 Investigates was there not to watch the teams battle, but to learn if the city's nearly decade-old no-smoking law was being followed at the home of the Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field, known as "The Linc."


Chapman University to go smoke-free
OCRegister - January 13, 2016

Chapman University will ban all forms of smoking - including tobacco and e-cigarettes - campus-wide starting Feb. 1, administrators announced this week.


Legislation aims to outlaw smoking rooms at SLC airport
Salt Lake Tribune - January 12, 2016

...is one of seven large airports in the nation that offer smoking lounges. But they could go up in smoke, so to speak. State Sen. Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City, has written a bill, SB61, to outlaw them, and it is supported by such groups as the American Cance...

Are the smokers in your house killing you?
Make 2016 the year your home becomes smoke-free
Highland Community News (subscription) - January 8, 2016

And if the smoker is filling the house with fumes, the health of everyone who lives there could suffer, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Thats why getting the smoker in your life to quit could be the best New Years resolution you come up with for 2016, says Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, a mental health expert and certified addiction specialist. The organization Americans for Nonsmokers Rights recommends posting a sign on your front door to notify visitors that your home is smoke free.


How Your Smoking is Killing Your Pet
Latinos Health - January 6, 2016

About 16.8% of American adults smoke cigarettes, amounting to nearly 17 out of ... Service veterinarian told the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights organization.