JACKSON, MS – January 14, 2021 – The Mississippi Department of Corrections recently announced their decision to lift the policy that prohibits smoking inside prisons beginning February 1, 2021.
Smoke-free Press Releases
ACS CAN Asks New Jersey’s Leaders to Ensure That Marijuana Legalization Does Not Undermine New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act
In light of New Jersey legalizing the use of marijuana, ACS CAN New Jersey Government Relations Director Michael Davoli asks that the state's Smoke-Free Air Act remains strong and includes marijuana. He also asks that smoking of all prducts be prohibited in casinos.
Nashville, TN – Today, Nissan Stadium officials announced that the stadium will reopen for the Tennessee Titans home opener as a smoke-free facility.
On September 30, the Park MGM reopened as a smoke-free establishment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, marking the first time a casino will be smoke-free on the Strip. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds the casino’s decision to protect the health of workers and patrons.
Atlanta City Council Member Matt Westmoreland Receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
ATLANTA, GA – September 23, 2020 – Council Member Matt Westmoreland received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award last week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his significant contributions t
Gov. Murphy has signed an Executive Order that allows smokng indoors at casinos and outdoors where food is served. ACS CAN asks Gov. Murphy to work with the legislature to remove this loophole.
Delaying implementation of a new smoke-free ordinance for Shreveport’s casinos denies employees and visitors a healthy gaming environment and could jeopardize the city’s public health progress altogether.
Anchorage Voters Uphold Strong Smoke-free Protections by Defeating Proposition that Would Have Allowed Smoking inside Marijuana Stores
Anchorage, ALASKA – Anchorage voters defeated Proposition 11, which would have weakened the city smoke-free law and allowed onsite marijuana consumption. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) opposed Proposition 11.
In Uncertain Times, Cancer Prevention Advocates Oppose Weakening City Smoke-free Law and Urge Anchorage Voters to Vote No on Prop 11
Anchorage, ALASKA – In the midst of these uncertain and challenging times, Anchorage voters have one week left to make their voices heard in the upcoming local election.