On September 30, the Park MGM reopened as a smoke-free establishment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, marking the first time a casino will be smoke-free on the Strip. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds the casino’s decision to protect the health of workers and patrons.
Nissan Stadium Reopening Smoke-free a Win for Public Health
Today, Nissan Stadium officials announced that the stadium will reopen for the Tennessee Titans home opener as a smoke-free facility.
Nashville, TN – Today, Nissan Stadium officials announced that the stadium will reopen for the Tennessee Titans home opener as a smoke-free facility. Emily Ogden, director of government relations in Tennessee for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction.
“As an organization dedicated to saving lives from cancer caused by tobacco use, ACS CAN was pleased to hear officials announcing that Nissan Stadium will reopen as a smoke-free facility for the Tennessee Titans home opener. This is a victory for the workers and patrons of the stadium, who will no longer be exposed to hazardous secondhand smoke.
“Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and at least 69 that are known to cause cancer. Exposure to secondhand smoke kills approximately 42,000 nonsmokers in the United States every year. This year along in Tennessee, 3,990 people will die from lung cancer and 32.9% of cancer death are attributable to smoking.
“ACS CAN commends Nissan Stadium officials for their efforts to reduce the toll of tobacco on Tennesseans and encourages other businesses to follow the stadium’s lead.”
About ACS CAN
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org.