Smoke Free

The science clearly shows that secondhand smoke causes cancer, even for those who have never smoked a cigarette. We are working in communities across the nation to make all public places smoke-free, protecting all workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke. 

Smoke Free Resources:

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, with its partners, supports the Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposal to make public housing smoke-free.

Secondhand smoke (SHS) is an occupational hazard for many casino workers- from dealers to security. Job-related exposure to SHS is a significant, but entirely preventable, cause of premature death among U.S. workers.

More than 40 years after former U.S. Surgeon General Jesse Steinfeld first exposed the potential health risks of secondhand smoke (SHS) in 1971,1 and nearly 30 years after a subsequent Surgeon General’s report stated that SHS causes lung cancer and other diseases,2 all U.S.

The Surgeon General’s reported in 20061 and again 20102 that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS).

Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard. Ventilation technologies do not sufficiently protect individuals from the harmful effects of breathing in secondhand smoke.

Tobacco users are not the only ones who breathe its deadly smoke - all the people around them are forced to inhale it too. Secondhand smoke causes more than 42,000 deaths, including more than 7,000 lung cancer deaths among nonsmoking adults each year.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) provided comments on the National Center for Healthy Housing's and the American Public Health Association’s draft National Healthy Housing Standard.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) provided comments in response to HUD's request for information on adopting smoke-free policies in public housing authorities and multifamily housing.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and American Lung Association provided joint comments in response to the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Smoking of Electronic Cigarettes on Aircraf