Smoke-free Press Releases
The American Cancer Society’s (Society) annual Great American Smokeout Nov. 16 marks the 10th anniversary of Anchorage’s comprehensive smoke-free ordinance. The Smoke-free Alaska Workplaces coalition urges state lawmakers to take the next step and pass a statewide smoke-free workplace law in 2018.
Harrisburg, PA – September 26, 2017 – A new poll released today by the Breathe Free Pennsylvania Coalition shows Pennsylvanian voters overwhelmingly support closing loopholes in the current Clean Indoor Air Act.
Baton Rouge, La. – East Baton Rouge Parish joined a growing list of the world’s great cities today when the Metropolitan Council voted 7-5 for a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance guaranteeing workers throughout East Baton Rouge Parish the right to breathe clean air.
An air quality study in Baton Rouge bars and casinos shows employees in those establishments are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution and the only proven means to eliminate this exposure is to enact a comprehensive smoke-free air policy.
A majority of states are missing critical opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, according to the 15th annual How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.
On June 28th, the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council members had the opportunity to provide smoke-free air for all employees. Eight of the twelve council members chose to defer the vote on the smoke-free ordinance until August 9th, with two others choosing not to vote. Seven members of the council introduced the ordinance to expand upon the state's smoke-free law to include bars and casinos.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends Riverstone Health, which creates public health policy for Yellowstone County, for proposing a new rule to its existing smoke-free air law to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes anywhere smoking is not allowed, and prohibit smoking including e-cigarette use within 30 feet of building entrances and windows.
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. – June 19, 2017 – Prince George’s County Council is considering a bill that will allow smoking in certain clubs in the county.
The president’s proposed 2018 budget, would decrease the National Institutes of Health budget by 21 percent, decrease the National Cancer Institute budget by 25 percent, cut the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s chronic disease program by nearly 20 percent and reduce Medicaid funding by more than $600 billion.
This statement can be attributed to Erica Palmer Smith, Kentucky government relations director at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: