Awards & Accolades

In December 2003, ANR was awarded the SmokeLess States Certification of Appreciation.

In 2002, we were extremely proud to announce that Pete Hanauer, a longtime ANR Board member and now staff person, was the recipient of the American Lung Association and C. Evervett Koop Foundation "Unsung Hero" Award. We couldn't agree with their choice more.

This was the first year a committee has selected the winner based on nomination letters documenting the nominee's powerful, but often unrecognized, role in the tobacco control movement. Previous winners include Don Shopland, former Coordinator of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Smoking and Tobacco Control Program and Editor, smoking and tobacco control monograph series, and Robert Mecklenberg, former U.S. Chief Dental Officer.
Pete has always been a hero in our eyes. We're thrilled to share his name and dedication to the nonsmokers' rights movement with our colleagues

In May 2001, ANR was one of six winners of the Pan American Health Organization's (PAHO) region-wide "Clearing the Air" competition, created to honor individuals and institutions in the Western Hemisphere that have made significant contributions to reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.

With regard to ANR's efforts to clear the air of secondhand smoke, PAHO stated, "The successful implementation of California's smoke free policy is due in part to the educational efforts of ANR over the past 25 years. If the success of smoking restrictions in the United States could be credited to a single organization, ANR would be a strong contender to receive that credit."

And in July 2001, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation's Julia Carol became one of only five recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's prestigious "Innovators Combating Substance Abuse" awards program, which rewards individuals and organizations for their extraordinary efforts in combating substance abuse.