News Archive

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NIOSH calls for all workplaces to be smoke-free
Posted on April 3, 2015
All employers should make their workplaces tobacco-free and offer tobacco-cessation programs, NIOSH states in a bulletin released April 2.

GCC sides with caution on e-cig ban
Posted on March 26, 2015
Germanna Community College administrators dimmed the lights on smoking e-cigarettes on campus.

Today's 25th Anniversary of Smokefree Flights Leaves Smoke Lingering in Nation's Busiest Airports
Posted February 25, 2015
Feb. 25, 2015, marks the 25th anniversary of the law that ended smoking on domestic U.S. airline flights. But indoor smoking still occurs inside many U.S. airports, including the world's busiest passenger airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, which daily averages 250,000 passengers.

Twenty-five Years Ago, U.S. Airlines Went Smokefree On Domestic Flights
Posted on February 24, 2015
Twenty-five years ago Wednesday, a new federal law banned smoking on nearly every domestic flight, a key step in the continuing struggle to improve public health by reducing smoking and exposure to it.

Presentation at Farmington conference focuses on tobacco use and Native culture
Posted on February 9, 2015
Char Day, the program manager for Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, describes the movement as a snowball that is gaining momentum. Day spoke to a small group of people about tribal policies regarding tobacco during the Creating Cultural Harmony Conference.

Vital Signs: Disparities in Nonsmokers' Exposure to Secondhand Smoke — United States, 1999–2012
Posted on: February 3, 2015
Overall, SHS exposure in the United States has been reduced by half since 1999–2000. However, 58 million persons were still exposed to SHS during 2011–2012, and exposure remains higher among children, non-Hispanic blacks, those living in poverty, and those who rent their housing.

New Orleans passes smokefree ordinance
Posted on January 22, 2015
The New Orleans City Council has passed a sweeping ban against smoking in most places across the city.

Letter: Secondhand smoke is public health risk
Posted on: December 16, 2014
I strongly agree with New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell’s ordinance proposal and support a 100 percent smoke-free New Orleans.

Lubbock, Texas, City Council delays vote on expanded smoking ordinance
Posted on October 28, 2014
There will be no additions to Lubbock’s smoking ordinance — at least not for now.

Activate Allen County: Secondhand smoke truly dangerous
Posted on October 15, 2014
If you think secondhand smoke is no big deal, think again.

Prince George's Community College hopes to snuff out smoking
Posted on September 23, 2014
The school’s smoke- and tobacco-free policy, which went into effect Sept. 15, is a total ban — students and staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on campus at any time, said Pamela Thomas, the manager of the school’s health education center.

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights recognizes California for local smokefree laws, demands state level action
Posted on September 12, 2014
California is receiving national recognition today for taking local action to protect citizens from the health hazards of secondhand smoke.

Indiana air quality testing proves need for stronger smoke-free air laws
Posted on September 5, 2014
A study of local air quality indicates workers in Indiana restaurants are breathing easier than before the statewide smoke-free air law was implemented on July 1, 2012.