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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

September 23, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – September 23, 2020 – Council Member Matt Westmoreland received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award last week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his significant contributions to the fight against cancer, including his successful efforts

September 4, 2020
New Jersey

Gov. Murphy today announced an upcoming Executive Order that will prohibit smoking in casinos.

September 3, 2020
New Jersey

Gov. Murphy has signed an Executive Order that allows smokng indoors at casinos and outdoors where food is served. ACS CAN asks Gov. Murphy to work with the legislature to remove this loophole.

July 14, 2020
Louisiana

Delaying implementation of a new smoke-free ordinance for Shreveport’s casinos denies employees and visitors a healthy gaming environment and could jeopardize the city’s public health progress altogether.

Smoke-free Resources

The Surgeon General’s reported in 20061 and again 20102 that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS).

Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard. Ventilation technologies do not sufficiently protect individuals from the harmful effects of breathing in secondhand smoke.

Tobacco users are not the only ones who breathe its deadly smoke - all the people around them are forced to inhale it too. Secondhand smoke causes more than 42,000 deaths, including more than 7,000 lung cancer deaths among nonsmoking adults each year.