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No one should have to choose between their job and their health.  And the science clearly shows that secondhand smoke causes cancer, even for those who have never smoked a cigarette. 

We are working in local communities across the nation to make restaurants, bars, casinos and all workplaces smoke-free, protecting all workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Nearly 60 percent of people across the country are protected by comprehensive smoke-free laws where they work.

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It's time to protect everyone’s right to breathe clean smoke-free air!

No one should have to choose between their health and their job. Show your support for giving all employees the right to work in a place where smoking isn't allowed.

Latest Updates

March 31, 2020
Alaska

Anchorage, ALASKA – In the midst of these uncertain and challenging times, Anchorage voters have one week left to make their voices heard in the upcoming local election. Cancer doesn’t stop and neither does the work of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), which is why ACS

February 12, 2020
Pennsylvania

“The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Lung Association and the American Heart Association want to thank Rep. Dan Frankel for his support and leadership with this legislation. If enacted, the measure would provide a pivotal step forward in protecting those in our state from the dangers of secondhand smoke. We look forward to working with him and the state legislature to protect all Pennsylvanians.”

February 6, 2020
Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb., – February 6, 2020 – Cancer advocates of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) from across the state traveled to the Nebraska State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize Nebraskans’ health and make the fight against cancer a top priority. “Our advocates

February 4, 2020
Nebraska

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Volunteers to Call on Legislators to Pass Indoor Tanning Regulations and Include E-cigarettes in the Smoke-Free Air Law Lincoln, Neb., – February 4, 2020 – Cancer advocates of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) from across the state are ready

Smoke-free Resources

More than 40 years after former U.S. Surgeon General Jesse Steinfeld first exposed the potential health risks of secondhand smoke (SHS) in 1971,1 and nearly 30 years after a subsequent Surgeon General’s report stated that SHS causes lung cancer and other diseases,2 all U.S.

The Surgeon General’s reported in 20061 and again 20102 that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS).

Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard. Ventilation technologies do not sufficiently protect individuals from the harmful effects of breathing in secondhand smoke.