Health Advocates Celebrate Dayton’s Smoke-free Ordinance Taking Effect

This Sunday, November 6th, the City of Dayton is officially smoke-free

November 4, 2022

DAYTON, KY – “This Sunday, November 6th, the City of Dayton is officially smoke-free. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) congratulates the city for taking steps to protect citizens from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Everyone who lives, works, and plays in the city now and in the future can take comfort in knowing their right to smoke-free air is respected and protected.

“Dayton’s smoke-free law will protect every person who clocks into work, dines at a local restaurant or bar, or visits any of the city’s many establishments, and even more great news, smoke-free laws are also proven to be good for business. Now, everyone will have the right to breathe clean, smoke-free air. 

“As the Great American Smokeout approaches on November 17th, ACS CAN would like to remind everyone that resources are available to assist in quitting tobacco. Free resources can be found at Quit Now Kentucky or through the American Cancer Society’s Empowered to Quit program. 

“Implementing smoke-free laws is one thing communities can and must do to protect people from secondhand smoke and reduce the tobacco burden on Kentuckians. ACS CAN looks forward to working with and seeing other cities around Kentucky go smoke-free.”


The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) makes cancer a top priority for policymakers at every level of government. ACS CAN empowers volunteers across the country to make their voices heard to influence evidence-based public policy change that improves the lives of people with cancer and their families. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and advanced proven tobacco control measures. We’re more determined than ever to stand together with our volunteers to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. Join the fight by visiting 

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Michelle Zimmerman
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