Updates matching "Smoke-free"

May 16, 2024

Today, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids issued the following statement:

May 2, 2024

Pitman High School students learned an unsavory lesson about the dangers of flavored tobacco products during a presentation by the Stanislaus Tobacco Prevention Action Team, an ACS CAN project aimed at reducing tobacco use and its heavy toll on health.

April 17, 2024

Emeryville City Council heard the first reading and voted in favor of several measures intended to protect public health from tobacco use. The Council passed a tobacco retail licensing program that will help hold retailers accountable for following tobacco laws.

April 8, 2024

Starting August 1, all West Hills Community College District sites and campuses across the Central Valley will prohibit the use of any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. The Board of Trustees approved the smoke- and tobacco-free policy on March 12.

April 5, 2024
New Jersey

January 15, 2024, marked 18 years since the New Jersey Smoke-free Air Act was signed into law. My family and I are proud New Jerseyans and direct beneficiaries of this groundbreaking legislation. I distinctly remember the difference it made in everyday life; clearing the haze from restaurants, commuter trains and businesses made it safer for workers and patrons alike. It is hard for me to imagine returning to a restaurant and sitting through a meal with plumes over my plate, ashtrays at every table or returning to a workplace where smoking is permitted and condoned.

February 22, 2024

City Council Voted to Weaken the City’s Smoke-free Ordinance

February 21, 2024

City Council Scheduled Vote Could Weaken the City’s Smoke-free Ordinance

February 14, 2024
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – FEBRUARY 14, 2024 – This week, legislation was introduced in opposition to smoke-free casino bill (Senate Bill 1493) that received the support of the Senate Health Committee in January. The following is a response from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)’s New Jersey

January 29, 2024
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – JANUARY 29, 2024 – Today, the Senate Health Committee voted in support of closing the loophole for casinos in New Jersey’s Smoke-Free Air Act. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) joined public health and labor groups in testifying at today’s hearing, highlighting the impact