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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

July 1, 2021
Ohio

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Bryan Hannon Columbus, OH – “Today, Gov. Mike DeWine signed the state’s two-year operating budget into law, increasing funding to the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program (TUPCP) by 20 percent. The budget also maintains

June 29, 2021
Pennsylvania

The emergency order prohibiting smoking in casinos has been lifted. ACS CAN says employees and vistors should have their health protected and smoking should again be prohibited.

June 3, 2021
New Jersey

New Jersey Casinos have been smoke-free due to the pandemic. Lawmakers are considering legislation that would bring smoking back to casinos. These organizations are asking to put the health of all New Jerseyans first.

May 25, 2021
New Jersey

ACS CAN and other organizations have delivered a letter to Gov. Murphy asking to keep New Jeresy's casinos smoke-free.

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.

Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard. Ventilation technologies do not sufficiently protect individuals from the harmful effects of breathing in secondhand smoke.The only effective way to fully protect nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke is to eliminate smoking in indoor public spaces.