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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 18, 2019
Oklahoma

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of Oklahoma thanks both Rep. Harold Wright for authoring House Bill 2288 and its volunteers for tirelessly advocating to clear the air for all workers.

March 12, 2019
South Dakota

Pierre, S.D. – March 12, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is celebrating the legislature’s approval of legislation that will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in public places where smoking is prohibited. David Benson, government relations director for ACS CAN released the following statement: “On

February 20, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – February 20, 2019 – Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Tennessee State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize the 37,350 Tennesseans who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019. The visit was part of the American Cancer

February 19, 2019
New Mexico

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be presenting testimony this week at three legislative hearings in Santa Fe that could help forge a new direction in the state’s battle to address the growing crisis caused by tobacco products.

Smoke-free Resources

ACS CAN advocates for comprehensive smoke-free laws in all workplaces to protect workers and the public from the harmful effects of secondhand exposure and to create communities that support tobacco-free living. 

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.