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March 26, 2021
New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – As Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham is planning to call a special session to pass the Cannabis Regulation Act, a coalition of leading public health groups across New Mexico joined together to urge lawmakers to protect the state’s smokefree air laws, cautioning against the potential dangers of the this

March 24, 2021
North Dakota

Bismarck, N.D. – Today the North Dakota Senate voted 23 to 24 in opposition to a bill that would have exempted cigar lounges and bars that sell cigars from the statewide smoke-free law. The North Dakota smoke-free law protects workers and patrons from potential death and disease caused by exposure

March 19, 2021
Montana

HELENA, Mont.—Leading public health organizations applaud the legislators’ decision to uphold Montana’s popular, longstanding Clean Indoor Air Act and smoke-free protections by tabling House Bill 285 today. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-5 to table the bill. HB 285 would have allowed cigar smoking in nearly any bar

March 4, 2021
West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – This statement can be attributed to six of the leading health advocacy organizations in West Virginia: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and West Virginia Think Kids. “Today, the state legislature passed

March 1, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new advertisements today as they kick off the 10 th year of the highly successful “ Tips from Former Smokers ” national campaign. The ads will run March 1 through September 26 on national cable and network television, streaming radio and online.

February 17, 2021
North Dakota

Bismarck, N.D. – Today the North Dakota House voted 48 to 45 to pass a bill that would exempt cigar lounges and bars that sell cigars from the statewide smoke-free law. A group of public health and advocacy organizations strongly opposes House Bill 1152 and urges the Senate to vote

February 16, 2021
West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Today, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed legislation that would take away local health departments’ authority to take action on smoke-free air ordinances and other public health policies. The following is a statement from Kristy Young, West Virginia government relations director for the

February 4, 2021
Iowa

Des Moines, IA – A group of public health and advocacy organizations strongly opposes a bill introduced to the state Senate that would expand smoking at the Iowa Veterans Home. A committee passed Senate Study Bill 1080 on Wednesday. There’s no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. This legislation

January 25, 2021
Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials at some Mississippi prisons say they are being inundated with orders for tobacco products as the state prepares to once again allow inmates to smoke. Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain announced in December that smoking would be legal in Mississippi prisons starting Feb. 1, a