Smoke-free Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 11, 2011 – A majority of states are falling short on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 21, 2011 – “Tremendous progress has been made during the past decade to protect workers and patrons from the hazardous effects of secondhand smoke.
Washington, D.C. – Nov. 2, 2010 – South Dakotans scored a major public health victory Tuesday night when voters overwhelmingly cast their ballots in favor of a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law.
Washington, D.C. – April 30, 2010 – Michigan will be the latest state to follow a growing national trend to go smoke-free when a new law goes into effect Saturday, May 1, restricting smoking in almost all workplaces in the state, including all restaurants and bars.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today celebrated the 34th Great American Smokeout by encouraging state and local lawmakers to protect the health of all Americans by enacting comprehensive smoke-free laws, increasing state tobacco taxes and fully funding tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- July 21, 2009 -- Nearly half of all states are falling short on legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- April 15, 2008 -- Iowa Governor Chet Culver today signed the Smokefree Air Act (HF 2212), comprehensive legislation that will eliminate smoking in non-hospitality workplaces, bars and restaurants throughout the state. The statewide law will take effect July 1, 2008.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 26, 2008 -- Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman today signed the Nebraska Clean Indoor Act, comprehensive legislation that will eliminate smoking in workplaces, bars, restaurants and casinos throughout the state.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 14, 2008 -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced its Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton Hotels will make its 8,000 smoking guest rooms in 300 hotels and resorts smoke-free by December 31, 2008.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 15, 2007 -- Today marks the 31st anniversary of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout®.