WASHINGTON, D.C. -- December 1, 2006 -- The District of Columbia’s smoke-free workplaces law takes full effect Jan. 2, 2007, when workplaces, restaurants and bars will be clear of toxic secondhand smoke and District workers and patrons will be granted the right to breathe smokefree air.
Tobacco Control Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 8, 2006 -- Voters in states across the country approved ballot initiatives yesterday that will decrease smoking rates and protect Americans from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Nov. 1, 2006 -- The tobacco industry is spending upwards of $100 million this election season to oppose ballot initiatives in several states that would protect the public from the deadly effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Launches Push for Ratification of Landmark Global Public Health Treaty
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) the non-profit, non-partisan sister advocacy organization of the American Cancer Society, today escalated its push for the United States to ratify a landmark global public health treaty with a new print advertisement that urges public advocacy in support of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 31, 2006 -- Workers and patrons in the nation’s capital may soon breathe easier thanks to Mayor Anthony Williams’ (D) approval of a bill that will make indoor workplaces in the District, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free. The smoke-free bill passed the D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- December 6, 2005 -- The D.C. Council today voted 12-1 in favor of a smokefree law that would protect thousands of District workers and patrons from the dangers of secondhand smoke. A second and final vote on the bill could take place later this month or in early January.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- September 21, 2005 -- We are pleased that Councilmember Vincent Orange (D-Ward 5) agrees with us that District workers and residents deserve nothing less than a comprehensive smoke-free workplace law that protects everyone from the many risks of secondhand smoke.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- January 5, 2005 -- A new poll released today shows that three in four likely D.C. voters favor passage of a citywide law that would make all indoor workplaces in the District, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- June 28, 2004 -- The American Cancer Society welcomes Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews’ announcement that sales tax receipts in the county increased 7.2 percent or nearly $2 million since enactment of its smoking ban last fall.