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

July 27, 2021

AUGUSTA, GA — July 27, 2021 — Today, the Augusta-Richmond County Commission will consider weakening the county’s popular smoke-free ordinance, amending the policy to establish cigar lounges in order to allow cigar smoking in certain indoor spaces. The nation’s leading public health groups including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action

July 1, 2021

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Bryan Hannon Columbus, OH – “Today, Gov. Mike DeWine signed the state’s two-year operating budget into law, increasing funding to the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program (TUPCP) by 20 percent. The budget also maintains

June 29, 2021

The emergency order prohibiting smoking in casinos has been lifted. ACS CAN says employees and vistors should have their health protected and smoking should again be prohibited.

June 3, 2021
New Jersey

New Jersey Casinos have been smoke-free due to the pandemic. Lawmakers are considering legislation that would bring smoking back to casinos. These organizations are asking to put the health of all New Jerseyans first.

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.