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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

April 18, 2019
Colorado

DENVER, Colo.— The Colorado House of Representatives today passed a bill with a vote of 48-17 to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and workplaces. House Bill 1076 will update the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act to include e-cigarettes and remove exemptions for assisted living homes, small

April 5, 2019
Alabama

The Tobacco Advocacy Panel: A Call for Action was held at the RSA Plaza Terrance in Montgomery to discuss the recent spike in tobacco use driven largely by the increased use of e-cigarettes among Alabama’s youth and the evidenced-based policies needed to reverse this trend.

March 28, 2019
South Dakota

Pierre, S.D. – March 28, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is celebrating the legislature’s passage of and Gov. Kristi Noem signing legislation into law that will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in public places where smoking is prohibited. David Benson, government relations director for

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.

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.