They join 58 other Texas cities that have passed comprehensive smoke-free indoor workplace ordinances prohibiting smoking in enclosed workplaces and other public spaces to improve the health and quality of life for their communities.
Smoke-free Press Releases
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced its final rule to require more than 3,100 public housing agencies across the country to implement smoke-free policies in their developments.
Washington, D.C. - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control Office of Smoking and Health highlights the ongoing struggle to protect Americans from the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure in public and at work.
WASHINGTON, D.C. June 16, 2016 Significantly fewer states passed tobacco control efforts between 2010-2014 than in the previous decade, according to an article released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 's (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH).
WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 6, 2015 A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
WASHINGTON, D.C. April 22, 2015 For the first time, all workers in the city of New Orleans can go to work today knowing they are protected from the cancer-causing toxins found in secondhand smoke.
WASHINGTON, D.C. February 23, 2015 The 25th anniversary of legislation making all domestic flights smoke-free marks an opportunity to redouble our efforts to promote tobacco control measures across the country.
New data released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health show that although secondhand smoke exposure in this country dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, this progress is not benefitting all populations equally.
WASHINGTON, D.C. January 22, 2015 The New Orleans City Council 's unanimous vote to pass a comprehensive, citywide smoke-free ordinance covering all workplaces and public spaces is a significant victory in the fight against cancer.