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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.

Latest Updates

November 17, 2021
Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society's 46th annual Great American Smokeout tomorrow by calling on elected officials to protect the health of all Kentucky residents by implementing strong tobacco control legislation. "The Great American Smokeout is about helping people quit, and we

November 17, 2021
Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society's 46th annual Great American Smokeout tomorrow by calling on elected officials to protect the health of all Louisiana residents by implementing strong tobacco control legislation. "The Great American Smokeout is about helping people quit, and we

November 17, 2021
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS – Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society's 46th annual Great American Smokeout tomorrow by calling on elected officials to protect the health of all Mississippi residents by implementing strong tobacco control legislation. "The Great American Smokeout is about helping people quit, and we know

November 17, 2021
New Jersey

ACS CAN has released a poll showing by a 2-1 margin NJ voters support permanently prohibiting smoking indoors at New Jersey casinos

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.