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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

June 11, 2019
National

Washington, D.C– June 11, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) announced yesterday that it will adopt a smoke-free policy for patients, visitors, contractors, volunteers and other vendors at all DVA health care facilities. The updated policy directive will take effect this October and will prohibit the use

Cancer Candor Blog
May 31, 2019

Each year, World No Tobacco Day shines a global spotlight on the devastating effects that tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure have on public health worldwide. Everyone – lawmakers, public leaders, parents – should heed the World No Tobacco Day call-to-action, and seize the opportunity to join us in this fight.

May 29, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.—Jared Polis enacted legislation today (House Bill 1076) that adds e-cigarettes to Colorado’s statewide smoke-free law and prohibits their use in public places and workplaces. The new law takes effect July 1. RJ Ours, the Colorado government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN),

May 24, 2019
Georgia

Good Afternoon, First thank you so much to those of you that made it out to the Atlanta City Council work session to discuss smoke-free Atlanta on Wednesday. It was a great showing of support and with an overflow crowd that forced moving the session from the committee room to

Smoke-free Resources

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, with its partners, supports the Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposal to make public housing smoke-free.

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).