ANR in the News (2015)

Environmentalist who sought plastics ban now going after cigarette butts
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay December 29, 2015

Now she wants to go after cigarette butts, which, according to the group Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, are the most common type of litter and comprise hundreds of millions of pounds of trash each year.

Smoking bans may be more effective than raising taxes - December 24, 2015

... Data on city-level smoking bans and tax rates came from the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation's tobacco policy database. ...

Why smoking bans may have advantage over higher tobacco taxes
EurekAlert (press release) - December 17, 2015

Another key finding of the study was that combining smoking bans with high taxes ... was a comprehensive smoking ban, which means that workplaces, bars and ... Data on city-level smoking bans and tax rates came from the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) tobacco policy database.

Pitt smoking ban would be a breath of fresh air
The Almanac - December 16, 2015

... And, if it goes through, the University of Pittsburgh will become the largest university in the state to ban smoking campus-wide. ... If Pitt passes the ban – which could take some time, as proper steps need to be taken – it will join at least 1,620 other colleges and universities in the country, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. It’s worth nothing that 769 of those schools also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes. ...

Pitt explores smoking ban
Pittsburgh Tribune December 12, 2015

The University of Pittsburgh soon could be the largest university in Pennsylvania to adopt a campus-wide ban on smoking. It is what colleges and universities are doing, for many different reasons, said Bronson Frick, associate director for Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. There are at least 1,620 smoke-free campuses in the United States. Of those, 1,130 are tobacco-free and 769 ban the use of e-cigarettes, according to the group.

Tobacco Companies Spend $20 to Market Products for Every $1 ...
PR Newswire (press release) - December 8, 2015

... smoke, tax tobacco products, and limit where products are sold," said Cynthia Hallett, MPH, Executive Director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "And now ...

National Report: Pennsylvania Budget Delay Hurting State Efforts To ...
PR Newswire (press release) - December 8, 2015

... American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and ...

You Ain't No Muslim Bro...the Best Way to Fight Daesh [title of the day's radio show]
Sputnik International - December 8, 2015

And also, Thom talks with Mark Pertschuk, Director-Grassroots Change / former President & Executive Director-Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights / In ...

Arthur Rock: How One of America's First Venture Capitalists Does ...
Inside Philanthropy - December 7, 2015

Recent support through the couple's foundation has gone to outfits such ... Anti-Defamation League, American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, ...

The side-effects of PCC's smoking ban
PCC Courier - December 2, 2015

"PCC is one of 1,620 college campuses that qualify as 100% smoke-free as of October 2, 2015," said Liz Williams of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR).

Smoke-free college campuses a growing trend
Fayetteville Observer - November 26, 2015

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights tracks the number of colleges and universities that implement smoke-free policies. The organization is dedicated to, among ...

Health board unanimously approves e-cigarette regulations in Pierce County
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald - November 23, 2015

The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health unanimously approved new e-cigarette and vaping regulations Nov. 18. The nonsmoking group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights claim the vapor released from e-cigarettes is not benign, while Vape About It, a website that ...

City leaders eye potential smoking restrictions
Union Democrat - November 21, 2015

The City of Sonora could join a growing number of California cities and counties that are implementing policies to clamp down on smoking tobacco in public areas. The ordinance applies to places in the unincorporated area including, but not limited to, public transit, public buildings, indoor and outdoor dining areas, indoor and outdoor sports venues, polling places and common areas in apartment complexes and multi-unit housing facilities. The Americans for Nonsmokers Rights advocates for cities and counties in California to adopt ordinances to close exemptions in state labor laws that give some businesses the ability to allow smoking within their establishment.

Smoke-free campus needs heavy consideration
Flor-Ala November 19, 2015

The Student Government Association is currently working with the Department of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment to discuss results of a survey asking students to give their opinion on our smoking policy and a possible smoke-free campus. There are 1,130 smoke-free college campuses in the U.S., according to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. Over 24 college campuses (including community colleges) in Alabama are smoke-free, according to the organization.

USF's Tampa campus to ban smoking on entire campus beginning Jan. 1
Tampa Tribune - November 12, 2015

The chance to have an authorized puff anywhere on the campus of the University of South Florida will go up in smoke by the start of 2016 An October count by the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights found at least 1,620 completely smoke free colleges and universities in the nation, 769 of which also prohibit e-cigarette use. In Florida, 23 colleges and universities have a campus-wide smoking ban, including Hillsborough Community College.

Palo Alto mulls raising age for buying tobacco
Palo Alto Online - November 11, 2015

Wolbach, however, said adults have the right to make decisions, even "really ... Liz Williams, project manager for American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, ...

No more ifs, ands or cigarette butts
The Panther - November 8, 2015

Chapman could become a smoke-free campus as of Jan. 4, 2016, according to an update to the student conduct code proposed by student government Nov. 2. According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, as of Oct. 2, there are at least 1,620 smoke-free campuses. As a way to get more feedback from students ...

In My Opinion: Rules on smoking exist for a reason; follow them
The Maroon November 6, 2015

Loyola instituted a campus-wide smoking ban on Aug. 1, but yet there are still people who smoke as they walk to class or have a cigarette break next to the library. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, there are 1,620 campuses around the country that are 100 percent smoke free as of 2015.

Player's Advantage: Casinos should follow same no-smoking rule as ...
Tribune-Review - November 5, 2015

Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, says New Orleans and Hancock County faced the same challenges as Wheeling and ...

Tobacco-Free UNR Still A Work In Progress
Reno Public Radio - November 4, 2015

That's according to Bronson Frick, the associate director for Americans for non-smokers rights, the nation's leading lobbyist for nonsmoking legislation. "The fact ...

Smoking In Public Was A Lot Easier In The '80s
Deadspin - November 2, 2015

According to Americans For Nonsmokers' Rights, more than 81 percent of the population "are covered by a 100-percent-smoke-free provision in non-hospitality ...

KPC prepares to go tobacco- and smoke-free
Kenai Peninsula Online - October 27, 2015

The University of Alaska system, including Kenai Peninsula College campuses and extension sites, is going smoke and tobacco free before the end of the year. The new policy includes e-cigarettes ... As of Oct. 2, 1,620 U.S. colleges and universities are 100 percent smokefree, and of those 1,130 are 100 percent tobacco-free, while 769 prohibit e-cigarettes, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. Alaska already has five colleges and universities that are smoke and, or tobacco free, including the Alaska Christian College, according to the ANRF’s list. ...

WSU's Pullman campus may go tobacco-free
The Spokesman Review - October 26, 2015

Smokers such as Albarraq will have to leave campus or sit in their cars to ... According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, more than ...

FGCU smoke-and tobacco-free campus forum to be held Oct. 28
Eagle News - October 24, 2015

Following President Wilson Bradshaw's decision to appoint the Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Campus Implementing Committee in response to years of student discussions, the first public forum regarding this decision will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. October 28 in the Cohen Center Ballroom. … According to 2015 data from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, across the country there are more than 1,500 tobacco free college campuses. As of now, FGCU has several designated smoking areas around campus; however, smoking inside buildings is prohibited. …

The Changes We've Seen: Proto looks at trends in health care during the last 10 years.
Protomag - October 2015

... INCREASE IN TOBACCO LAWS- State and local policymakers have moved to outlaw smoking in public places in the past 10 years. New laws have begun to address the rise of e-cigarettes, which may pose entirely new health risks. Source: Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights ...

Council to revisit e-cigarette issue, consider new subdivision rules for sidewalks
Hutchinson News October 18, 2015

Electronic cigarettes will be on the Hutchinson City Council agenda again Tuesday morning, two weeks after the council heard an hour of testimony on a proposal to treat e-cigarettes the same as traditional cigarettes. Olathe, Overland Park, Park City, Topeka and Wyandotte County all generally prohibit vaping in places where smoking is banned, as do many municipalities in other states, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, North Dakota and Utah all have some level of bans on vaping in public places.

Editorial: Cheers and jeers
Gainesville Sun October 10, 2015

Smoky bars are an unwelcome blast from the past. Smoking sections are long gone from Florida restaurants, but bars that dont serve food as a big part of their business are still allowed to let customers light up. Thirty states require both bars and restaurants to be 100 percent smoke free while 16 states still permit smoking in those establishments, according to data compiled by Americans for Nonsmokers Rights.

Kicking Cigarettes in the Butt
The Connecticut College Voice - October 7, 2015

According to as of July, 2015, there are 1,577 smoke-free campuses, 1,079 of which are completely tobacco-free. I am surprised that Conn has yet ...

Indiana legislative panel focuses on e-cigarette regulation - October 7, 2015

Brianna Herndon of the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network told ... be the guinea pig," said Traci Kennedy of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

Debate over e-cigarettes dominates Indiana legislative hearing
Indianapolis Star - October 7, 2015

"We don't feel the public should have to be the guinea pig," said Traci Kennedy of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "We don't feel the public should be testing ...

Hutch City Council seeks vape shop comment on teens e-cigarette proposal
Hutchinson News - October 5, 2015

A group of teenagers with Reno County Communities That Care made the request at the councils Sept. 1 meeting. They want the city to treat e-cigarettes the same under the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act, which prohibits smoking in most indoor public places. Elsewhere in Kansas, Overland Park, Topeka and Olathe have similar ordinances. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, Connecticut, Maine, North Dakota, New Jersey and Utah all have state laws restricting use of e-cigarettes in some combination of restaurants, bars, gambling establishments and non-hospitality workplaces. Municipal bans on vaping in indoor public places are widespread elsewhere, with more than 400 such ordinances in the U.S., the foundation reported Friday.

England bans smoking in cars with children inside
CBS News - October 1, 2015

...The activist group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights says seven states have laws prohibiting smoking in cars when children are present. The age limits range ...

Burlington looks to ban smoking at parks and beaches - September 30, 2015

... on Parks Commission wants to prohibit smoking at public parks and ... by the advocacy group American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation.

SWAC petition calls for tobacco-free campus
The Occidental Weekly - September 23, 2015

... join a movement of colleges and universities with the 100 percent smoke-free policies supported by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF).

ASUU-Appointed Task Force to Decide Whether to Make Campus Smoke-Free
Daily Utah Chronicle - September 18, 2015

The ASUU Assembly and Senate voted in April to form a task force of faculty and students to examine a potential smoking ban on campus. Now, five months later, that committee is just starting to be put together. More than 1,500 colleges in the U.S. have smoke-free campuses, according to the advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Brigham Young ...

State follows Mamaroneck on smoking ban
Home Town Media Group - September 15, 2015

"People should have the right to smoke but not at the expense of others." ... Data from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, a lobby group, cites nearly ...

The vape debate: Is it good or bad for Orange County to be the Silicon Valley of vaping?
OCRegister - September 14, 2015

Randy Freer is all in on the vaping business, even if he worries that pending laws and regulations could make him go bust. And yet another study published last month by JAMA Pediatrics found that young people who Vape are more likely to start smoking cigarettes. As an organization we are very concerned in having another generation addicted to nicotine, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. Vape business owners say they are concerned, too.

"Blow Bubbles, not Smoke" event celebrates tobacco free campus
The Southern News - September 8, 2015

Southern is among roughly over 1,500 campuses that have joined the tobacco-free wave, according to a report by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation ...

Work stress can be as harmful as secondhand smoking study shows
The Daily Cougar - September 8, 2015

According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, about 53,000 people die every year from secondhand smoke exposure. One of the goals towards this ...

DeSoto adopts clean air ordinance
Focusdailynews - September 4, 2015

Mayor Carl Sherman and the DeSoto City Council tonight voted to adopt a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance that will protect all workers and the public from the proven dangers of secondhand smoke. Smoke-Free Texas is a broad coalition of organizations and individuals who believe all Texas employees have the right to breathe clean indoor air. We support a statewide law to protect Texans from the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure in the workplace. Our members include the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network,American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers Rights and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Smoking ban is Loyola's right
The Maroon - September 3, 2015

In case you didn't know, you're not allowed to smoke on our campus anymore. In fact, you're not even allowed to chew tobacco or use e-cigs. Tulane has been smoke-free for over a year now, and an organization called Americans for Nonsmokers Rights reports that, since this past July, almost 1,600 campuses across the country have similar policies.

A year later, CVS says stopping tobacco sales made a big difference
PPP - September 3, 2015

A list maintained by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation shows that only North Dakota, New Jersey, and Utah have laws that restrict the usage of ...

UNH Calls It Quits
Charger Bulletin - September 2, 2015

With the Smoke Free Campus, UNH is joining 1,577 other universities across the country." Signs around campus remind students, faculty and staff alike that ...

Vaping: Fad or not?
The Patriot Talon - September 1, 2015

A list maintained by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation shows that only North Dakota, New Jersey, and Utah have laws that restrict the usage of ...

In the wake of new policies, USC needs to be smoke-free
Daily Trojan Online - August 30, 2015

On Aug. 27, the California Senate approved a package of six bills restricting tobacco use. Most notable of the six was a motion to raise the smoking age in the state from 18 to 21, which would directly affect students on college campuses. Due to the many health hazards associated with cigarettes, universities, especially USC, should echo these anti-tobacco measures. Since 2011, the adoption of tobacco-free campuses has rapidly increased. In October 2011, only 586 college campuses reported entirely smoke-free policies. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, as of July 2015, 1,577 campuses are completely smoke-free. ...

Ban on smoking is ineffective, ignores international students
Daily Trojan Online - August 30, 2015

In a historic anti-smoking move, the California State Senate voted last Thursday to increase the smoking age to 21 and prohibit e-cigarettes from public places that ban traditional smoking. The motion to restrict the presence of smoking echoes an institutional shift toward non-smoking, especially in higher education. Earlier this month, the University of Hawaii at Manoa ...

If you want a smoke, chances are you'll be having it off campus
USA Today - August 28, 2015

Students at an increasing number of colleges nationwide must smoke tobacco products off campus thanks to a spike in schools with tobacco-free and smoke-free policies, according to a report from American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation (ANRF). The report from ANRF, an educational nonprofit organization, says that over 1,500 campuses nationwide were 100% smoke-free as of July, with slightly over 1,000 being fully tobacco-free. Also, a rapidly growing number (710) now also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, anywhere on campus, according to the report.

Should airports snuff out smoking rooms?
USA TODAY - August 26, 2015

But if non-smokers' rights advocates and the country's top public health advocate ... said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

UK to ban smoking in the car with children
Local 8 Now - August 21, 2015

Starting October 1, 2015, it will be illegal for adults in the UK to smoke in the car with anyone younger than 18. According to Americans for Nonsmokers' rights, there are seven states in the U.S. and Puerto Rico that have restrictions on smoking with a minor in the car.

Wayne State University Will Ban Smoking And E-Cigs This Week
Daily Detroit - August 17, 2015

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported that as of January 1, 2015, there were over 1,500 smoke-free campuses in the U.S. About two-thirds of ...

Activists: Salt Lake airport should not have smoking rooms
Associated Press - August 13, 2015

Salt Lake City International Airport already has five smoking rooms between its three terminals, but the airport plans to replace them over time with one master terminal that would include two smoking rooms. Scott Barton, the chairman of the Utah Tobacco-Free Alliance, said a recent study from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation found more airports are moving away from smoking spaces. According to the foundation, more than 600 U.S. airports — including busy, major airports in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York — are smoke-free.

Wayne State to join majority of Michigan universities with smoke-free policy
Detroit Metro Times (blog) - August 10, 2015

According to a July 1 report by the American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation, there are currently at least 1,577 100-percent smoke free campuses across the ...

Smoke-free advocates decry plans to build smoking rooms in new Salt Lake airport
Deseret News - August 9, 2015

Pointing to public health issues, Utah smoke-free advocates are protesting the decision to include smoking rooms in design plans for the new Salt Lake City International Airport. But Barton said Salt Lake City's airport should be following the example of other airports around the nation. He cited the American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation, which stated in a report last month that now more than 600 U.S. airports that have become 100 percent smoke-free, including Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare, and John F. Kennedy airports.

Ohio University joins no-tobacco movement
Columbus Dispatch - August 9, 2015

OUs ban is the most recent in what Bronson Frick calls an accelerating trend toward tobacco-free campuses. Frick is the associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, which tracks the tobacco policies of college campuses. He said the bans have contributed to a declining number of smokers in college. The trend toward smokefree environments has had a major impact on the social acceptability of smoking, Frick said.

It's Time to Protect Little Lungs
Huffington Post - August 3, 2015

An Act To Protect Little Lungs is a bill that I filed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The idea behind this bill would be to make it illegal for anyone to smoke while a child is in the car in a car seat. Penalty would be a $100 fine, which would be collected by either the local or state police agency who issued the ticket The group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights states: When someone smokes in the small enclosed space of a car, people are exposed to toxic air that is many times higher than what the EPA considers hazardous air quality, even when a window is down. Additionally, the gaseous and particulate components of tobacco smoke absorb into the upholstery and other surfaces inside a car, and then off-gas back into the air over the course of many days, exposing passengers to toxins long after anyone actually smoked in the car.

Bill Would Restore Funding for Smoking Prevention Programs in NJ
Bergen Dispatch – July 30, 2015

Assemblymen Carmelo Garcia, Tim Eustace, Adam Taliaferro and Raj Mukherji have introduced legislation to help restore funding for anti-smoking initiatives in the state.... The report was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

Ban on Smoking in Public Retains Majority Support in US - July 30, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of July 2015, 24 states and the District of Columbia have smoke-free laws for non-hospitality ...

Wayne State University to go smoke- and tobacco-free Aug. 19
Michronicleonline - July 24, 2015

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported that as of Jan. 1, 2015, there were more than 1,500 smoke-free campuses nationwide, of which 1,014 ...

Rhode Island capital considering ban on smoking downtown
Washington Post - July 21, 2015

“I haven't heard of anything quite like that before,” said Bronson Frick, associate director for Americans for Nonsmokers' Right, a national nonprofit organization.

Dearborn delays vote on banning smoking in parks
Detroit Free Press - July 21, 2015

The council was ready to vote tonight on the proposal to ban smoking in all of ... and Charlevoix, says the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

State Smoking Ban Turns Five Section - Kenosha News
Kenosha News - July 21, 2015

According to figures from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, smoking bans cover almost 82 percent of the nation's population. That number hovered ...

Providence considering downtown smoking ban, a first for a capital city
The Republic - July 21, 2015

Nonprofit organization Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights says the proposed ban goes beyond those in other cities. The city council says the ordinance was ...

E-cig debate still swirling
Hattiesburg American - July 18, 2015

... The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation issued a report detailing “Local Laws ...

Researchers find disparities in smoke-free laws - July 17, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of June 2015, 24 states and the District of Columbia had comprehensive smoke-free laws in ..

Town of Fairfax bans use of e-cigarettes
Ross Valley Report July 15, 2015

Joining other Marin cities in a growing nationwide trend, Fairfax has banned the smoking of e-cigarettes in all public places where regular cigarettes cannot be smoked. According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, nearly 400 towns across the country have implemented bans against e-cigarettes.

No ifs, ands or butts
NIU Today - July 14, 2015

As Northern Illinois University and other campuses across the state are now smoke free, smokers are reminded to properly dispose of smoking materials in their cars or in proper receptacles before arriving on campus. According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded piece of waste worldwide with an estimated 1.69 billion pounds of butts winding up as toxic trash each year.

Somerton Is Third City In Arizona To Ban Smoking In Parks [AUDIO]
KJZZ - July 13, 2015

There are now three cities in Arizona than ban smoking in all its city parks. As of this week, smoking in parks in the city of Somerton is illegal. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, a nonprofit national health advocacy organization, there are at least 1,100 municipalities in the U.S. with smoke-free park laws. ...

Smoking and slots – casinos' terraces ignite debate
Baltimore Sun - July 8, 2015

"Most casino companies have chosen to not go smoke-free on their own," said Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, ...

Casinos: Public Smoking's Last Stand - July 7, 2015

As of 2014, 28 U.S. states have enacted statewide bans on smoking in all enclosed public places. In fact, more than 80 percent of Americans now live in areas where smoking in public places has been completely banned in non-hospitality workplaces and/or restaurants. ...

Smoking ban so far effective
Northern Star Online - July 6, 2015

There were at least 1,577 smoke-free campuses as of Wednesday, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights' website. More than 1,000 campuses were ...

Dearborn may ban smoking in all of its parks
Detroit Free Press - July 6, 2015

Some Arab Americans oppose the ban, saying it appears to target Arab ... and Charlevoix, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Last year ...

THE PASS: San Gorgonio hospital says no to smokes, e-cigs
Press-Enterprise - July 4, 2015

... hospitals, healthcare systems and clinics have gone smoke-free in the United States, according to data from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Cape towns ban beach smoking
Boston Globe - July 3, 2015

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights , a national organization based in California, lists hundreds of municipalities across the country that have prohibited smoking ...

I can't smoke in my own condo?
Crain's Chicago Business – July 2, 2015

"Tobacco smoke is a big issue in condo buildings because the standard ... Chicago isn't the only place where nonsmokers are trying to clear the air. ... spokeswoman for Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, based in Oakland, Calif.

WWCC trustees vote to ban tobacco on campus
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - June 30, 2015

#“Schools do this for many reasons, and in many cases it is a student led effort,” Foundation spokesman Bronson Frick said. “These policies work, but again ...

Mississippi leads nation in municipal smoke-free ordinances
Jackson Clarion Ledger - June 24, 2015

Mississippi ranks first when it comes to passing comprehensive municipal smoke-free air ordinances in 2014. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights designated ...

Smoking Now Prohibited On Newport Public Beaches, Parks and Cliff Walk
GoLocalProv June 11, 2015

Smoking on public beaches, in public parks and the Cliff Walk is now prohibited in Newport. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, Charlestown and North Providence are the two other cities in Rhode Island who have already specifically named city beaches are smoke free. ...

Area city discusses smoking ban - June 11, 2015

The above map from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation highlights the array of cities and counties around the U.S. that have implemented full or partial bans on smoking in public places. While many jurisdictions have implemented some type of ordinance limiting smoking in public locations, none of the cities or municipalities within the Lake of the Ozarks area has done so.

Anti-smoking laws in New York still hazy about e-cigarettes
Times Herald-Record - June 6, 2015

Our policy on e-cigs is the same as for regular cigarettes: No smoking on the buses, said George Grieve, president of Short Line and general manager of Coach USAs Northern District. The bottom line is that other people should not have to breathe e-cigarette emissions in workplaces and public places, said Bronson Frick, associate director of the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Its more than a nuisance; it can be a health hazard.

University of New Haven goes tobacco-free
USA TODAY College - June 2, 2015

... Quinnipiac University and other campuses in the state to be tobacco- free and smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

What to do when a condo association adopts imposing rules
Washington Post (blog) - June 2, 2015

According to the American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation, as of April 2, there are "4,330 states, commonwealths, territories and municipalities with laws in ...

Businesses must follow Clean Indoor Air law
Great Falls Tribune - June 1, 2015

The Alliance for a Healthy Montana - which includes the American Cancer ... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Montana Medical Association, Montana Public ...

Smoking bans: How they vary around the world
BBC News - June 1, 2015

You can't smoke inside public areas in China's capital city Beijing any more. But it might seem like they are a little behind the times. According to the American Non-Smokers Rights Association almost 82% of the US population are covered by a 100% smoke free provision in non-hospitality workplaces.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Order that Tobacco Companies Correct Lies to the Public - Industry Should Stop Delay and Tell the Truth
PRNewswire - May 22, 2015

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit today upheld a court order requiring tobacco companies to publish statements correcting their decades of deception, rejecting all but one of the companies' arguments aimed at delaying and weakening the order. Six public health organizations the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, National African American Tobacco Prevention Network and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund (a 501c4 affiliate of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids) joined the case as intervenors in 2005. ...

West Slope College Goes Tobacco-Free
KVNF Public Radio - May 20, 2015

More than 1,000 colleges and universities across the U.S. are tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ... The Delta-Montrose Technical College will be a tobacco-free school.

Smokers Less Likely To Vote, Study Finds
Headlines & Global News - May 20, 2015

... bars and/or state-run gambling establishments, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Nearly 82 percent of the population live in an area ...

JWU to become RI's first tobacco-free campus
WPRI-TV 12 - May19, 2015

According to the Americans for Non Smokers' Rights, more than 1,500 college campuses across the country have become smoke-free since Jan.

Smoke (Still) Gets in Your Eyes at Many Job Sites
FairWarning - May 19, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 24 states and the District of Columbia have strict, comprehensive laws prohibiting smoking in ...

Broward College will soon be tobacco free
Miami Herald - May 19, 2015

Today, there are about 1,500 institutions banning smoking, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Among the South Florida institutions to ...

Do Smoking Bans Help Prevent COPD?
Everyday Health (blog) - May 15, 2015

... Currently, about 80 percent of the U.S. population lives under a ban on smoking in workplaces, and/or restaurants, and/or bars, by either a state, commonwealth, or local law, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. But less than half of all Americans live under a ban covering all workplaces, restaurants, and bars. ...

Ellender takes over as City Council Chair
Sulphur Southwest Daily News - May 13, 2015

The City Council approved the introduction an ordinance to grant a variance to the Smoke Free Air Ordinance for a local casino. Cash Magic Winners Choice on Highway 108 is asking for permission to construct an enclosed smoking room attached to a secondary entrance instead of constructing a smoking area outside five feet away, as required. Onjewel Smith, a consultant for the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, presented the council with information she said indicates the smoking room is not effective in protecting employees from the dangerous toxins associated with smoking. She suggested that Cash Magic build a nice patio outside with the money set aside for the smoking room. I dont want this idea to get traction in other places, she said, noting that Sulphur was a leader in the state with regard to worker protection from tobacco.

First in the US: San Francisco bans chewing tobacco in ball parks
Christian Science Monitor - May 9, 2015

San Francisco has become the first city in the nation to outlaw chewing tobacco from its playing fields, including AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants. Stanford University banned all tobacco sales last year, The Christian Science Monitor reported: According to recent report published by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, at least 1,182 college campuses around the US have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free policies, nearly double the rate of smoke-free campuses in 2011. Of those 1,182 smoke-free campuses, 811 are completely tobacco-free.

Trash begets trash
Woburn Daily Times - April 30, 2015

Cigarette butts for example contribute to 1.69 billion pounds of toxic waste each year as reported by Americans for Non-Smokers Rights (ANR). Cigarette butts are not biodegradable. They are made of cellulose acetate which could take up to a decade to disintegrate.

San Francisco Nears Smokeless Tobacco Ban at City Fields, Including Giants' AT&T Park
Athletic Business - April 2015

San Francisco officials are on the verge of spitting out a rule that would ban smokeless tobacco from ball fields throughout the city, including the San Francisco Giants AT&T Park. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, 1,203 municipalities in the United States have enacted 100% smokefree laws and all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums have rules that limit or completely prohibit smoking. The same cannot be said about smokeless tobacco.

From New York to Beijing, where in the world can you stillsmoke in a bar?
The Guardian - April 29, 2015

New Orleans has become the latest city to introduce a smoking g ban which got us wondering: where are you still allowed to light up freely? Weve reached the point where it seems quicker to count the cities that actually let people smoke in their bars than the ones where it is banned. Philadelphia, too, hasnt yet banned smoking completely in bars, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.

These Texas cities won't let residents smoke in restaurants or bars - April 27, 2015

But at the city level anti-tobacco movements have enjoyed success. The strictest ordinances banning smoking in public workplaces, restaurants and bars are on the books in 36 cities, according to a University of Houston database. The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation lists 24 states and Washington D.C. with comprehensive bans. Those proposals have made less headway in the south; however more than 100 Texas cities have enacted some type of prohibition on smoking in public places, writes the Texas Tribune. ...

Presque Isle Downs, Mountaineer adapt in battle over smoking rules
Tribune-Review April 26, 2015

Two regional casinos are taking extra steps to welcome nonsmokers. Nationwide, at least 510 state-regulated gambling facilities are required to be smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Guest Editorial: Going 'smoke free' at UAS will take more than a few campus signs
Juneau Empire April 26, 2015

The University of Alaska Southeast campus goes tobacco free on July 1. According to the lobbying organization Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 1,543 campuses were tobacco free as of April 2. Arizona State University in ...

Portland considers snuffing e-cigarettes in public spaces
Press Herald April 25, 2015

Nationally, three states and 274 municipalities regulate e-cigarettes like cigarettes, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group. Maine law currently prohibits the sale and possession of e-cigarettes by minors under the age of 18. While state law doesnt currently restrict where e-cigarettes may be used, the Legislature is considering a bill that would regulate e-cigarettes like traditional cigarettes.

New Orleans Smoking Ban Sets Example for South, Advocates Say
TIME - April 23, 2015

... cities in the South, going smoke-free is a very positive step in the right direction. ..... Hallett, executive director at the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

New Orleans is going smoke-free in bars and casinos. Here are 32 ...
Washington Post - April 22, 2015

10. Well, this is still America, and I can still smoke in my house. (Right?) ... and bars, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, a nonprofit ...

Where Can You Still Smoke in a Bar in the US?
Newsweek - April 22, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Federation, as of April 2, 20 states were without statewide laws banning smoking. Some of them, like Kentucky, ...

New Orleans Bars Issue Last Call for Smoking
New York Times - April 22, 2015

Las Vegas, Philadelphia and several other large cities have not totally banned smoking in bars, according to a count kept by the American Nonsmokers' Rights ...

Cities Don't Need Smoking Bans to Be Smoke-Free
CityLab - April 22, 2015

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a lobbyist organization, maintains one map of states and municipalities that guarantee 100-percent smoke-free workplaces, restaurants, and bars. The group keeps a close watch, and updated its info this month. This map doesn't include Philadelphia. But a different list of municipalities does include Philly. This second list shows that Philadelphia passed an ordinance that ensures that all restaurants are 100 percent smoke free, even if the city lacks similar policies guaranteeing 100-percent smoke-free workplaces and bars.

Unlike Many States, Louisiana Allowed New Orleans To Ban ...
FiveThirtyEight - April 22, 2015

According to the group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, which maintains a database of statewide and local smoking laws, 13 states have pre-emption laws that prevent local governments from following New Orleans's example and imposing restrictions greater than the state's. Seven of these states have fairly robust smoking bans, but four have much looser statewide restrictions while limiting local attempts to institute new bans. The other two states have narrow pre-emptions, restricting only a few categories of municipal law. Of these two states, one has a wide-ranging statewide ban, and the other allows smoking in more places.

Supporters celebrate city's new smoking ban
WWL - April 22, 2015

"One thing we hear from casino workers, not only here in New Orleans but from other places, is that they love their job but hate the smoke," said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "So today is symbolic; it's Earth Day. We have cleaner air in New Orleans casinos and bars."

New Orleans Ban Against Smoking In Bars Goes Into Effect
The Consumerist - April 22, 2015

... Miami, Memphis, St. Louis, among others, still have yet to completely ban smoking in all bars, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation [PDF].

Vape shop owners, customers fight indoor ban on e-cigs
USA TODAY - April 21, 2015

... is delaying the law for retailers that sell the products until July 1, 2017, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, a lobbying organization.

Latest anti-smoking bill has support, but some worry about practicality
Norwich Bulletin - April 19, 2015

It may be time to think twice before smoking in a car when a small child is a passenger. Connecticut is following in the footsteps of several other states that have enacted similar smoke-free car laws, including Arkansas, Louisiana, California, Maine, Oregon, Vermont, Nevada and Utah, according to the American for Non-smokers Rights Organizations website. If the bill turns into a law, first-time violators would receive a warning and subsequent violators would receive a fine.

University reevaluates campus smoking policy
Johns Hopkins News-Letter - April 16, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) website, there are at least 1,543 smoke-free campuses in the U.S. This number includes ...

UCF Students Continue to Smoke Cigarettes on Campus - April 10, 2015

Smokers at UCF continue to smoke cigarettes despite that the campus was deemed smoke-free As of January 1, 2015, there are at least 1,514 100% smoke-free campuses, according to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. UCF chose to become a ...

Student Senate conducts smoking survey, considers policy changes
The Knox Student - April 8, 2015

This smoking survey follows a significant trend in recent years in American ... National anti-smoking organizations, like Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) ...

Germanna bans vaping
Stafford County Sun - April 8, 2015

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 587 U.S. campuses banned vaping as of Jan. 1. Only e-cigarettes that are marketed for therapeutic purposes ...

Cigarette campaign divides university
The Breeze - April 7, 2015

... the schools in Virginia who are among the 1,543 college campuses that ban smoking anywhere on campus, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

Broward might ban e-cigarettes on public transportation
Sun Sentinel - April 6, 2015

The idea of banning vaping on buses was heralded by Cynthia Hallett, executive director of the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national ...

E-Cigarette Legislation
Valley News - April 5, 2015

Vermont Vapor had an initial boom in business as one of the earliest U.S. .... public places, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported in January.

UVM weighs tobacco-free campus [VIDEO]
School expected to announce decision before the end of the semester - April 3, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. Tom Sullivan, the president of the University of Vermont, is expected to announce before the end of the semester whether the Burlington school will move forward with a plan to make the campus tobacco-free, said Dr. Jan Carney, UVMs associate dean for public health. More than 1,500 college campuses nationwide are now fully smoke-free, with more than 1,000 of those tobacco-free, the group Americans for Nonsmokers Rights has said.

City of Brazoria bucks nonsmoking trend
Houston Chronicle - April 3, 2015

Last month, the police chief of the city of 3,000 in west Brazoria County, where smoking is prohibited in public buildings, made his case to the city council that the interrogation room be exempted from the city's ordinance. Nationally, it's hard to find another city with a nonsmoking exception for interrogation rooms. Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights keeps track of nonsmoking laws throughout the country and could only find one city with a similar law. Merrill, Wis., passed an exception for its police interrogation room in 1997, said Cynthia Hallett, the organization's executive director.

NIOSH calls for all workplaces to be smoke-free
Safety Health Magazine April 2, 2015

Atlanta, GA All employers should make their workplaces tobacco-free and offer tobacco-cessation programs, NIOSH states in a bulletin released April 2. Most states in the country and several municipalities have indoor smoking bans for the workplace, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, but those laws do not necessarily cover all workplaces.

Smokescreen? Madison vapers say e-cigarettes help them quit ... - April 1, 2015

"The problem is that we don't have enough evidence right now to make a .... from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation and others to add e-cigarettes to ...

Now we're even recycling cigarette butts in Seattle
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog) - March 30, 2015

It's a universal problem with cigarette butts the most littered item in the world, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Now, though, the MID is trying to ...

Vermont grapples with e-cigarette legislation from taxes to manufacturing and marketing - March 29, 2015

With a perfected mixture complete in June 2009, Tredwell launched Vermont Vapor Inc. as one of the first U.S. manufacturers and wholesalers of juice for e-cigarettes. His mother, Linda Barker, runs the Castleton companys companion shop, selling the bottled liquid in two sizes and e-cigarette equipment displayed in glass-enclosed cases. As of late February, 42 states had passed legislation relating to electronic cigarettes, most defining the product as a tobacco substitute and prohibiting sales to minors, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures website. It shows Vermont as the only state that requires federal child-resistant packaging on liquid for e-cigarettes. And 18 states have added e-cigarettes to smoking prohibitions in at least some public places, the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation reported in January.

EDITORIAL: E-cigs should be banned in workplaces, including bars
Fresno Bee - March 28, 2015

Californians take for granted that bars, restaurants and other workplaces are smoke-free, thanks to legislation that took effect 20 years ago. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights reports that 61 California cities have ordinances restricting e-cigarettes. Among the cities that dont: Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield, Modesto and Stockton. The Valley needs to wise up.

Why Cigarette Usage Is At Record Lows And Dropping
Huffington Post - March 26, 2015

Cigarettes used to be everywhere in American society. Fifty years ago, 42.4 percent of U.S. adults smoked. Since then, that figure has declined by more than half, reaching a record low 17.8 percent in 2014. What’s more, the rate is still dropping. ... The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation calculated that 4,232 states, commonwealths, territories and municipalities limit where people can smoke. ...

GCC sides with caution on e-cig ban
The Daily Progress - March 25, 2015

"And whether it's a movement in the right direction, I can't say right now. ... According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 587 U.S. campuses banned vaping ...

Can Smoke-Free Casinos Still Cash In?
Bloomberg News - March 24, 2015

... reportedly Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Ohio prohibited smoking indoors, in addition to casinos, in 2006, and North Dakota prohibited smoking in public ...

Germanna bans vaping on campus March 20, 2015

Germanna Community College has banned vaping on campus. According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 587 U.S. campuses banned vaping as of Jan. 1.

3-20 9 AM Tommy, Smoking Ban in New Orleans
WWL - March 20, 2015

Tommy talks to City Councilmember Latoya Cantrell, and Onjewel Smith, with Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, about the new smoking ban in New Orleans. He also talks to Hank Staples, the owner of the Maple Leaf Bar, about how the ban is affecting his business.

Harrah's Casino predictably fights New Orleans smoking ban: Jarvis ... - March 19, 2015

One of the groups standing in support of the New Orleans ban was the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which counts as one of its earliest victories, ...

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey proposes prohibiting ... - March 17, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, an anti-smoking advocacy group, 18 states have laws on the books regulating the use of ...

Disney bans smoking in films
Marvel, LucasFilm and Pixar films will no longer be allowed to depict smoking
The Telegraph - March 15, 2015

Disney has announced that it is banning smoking in all of its PG 13-rated future productions, including Marvel, LucasFilm and Pixar films. Glantz is known for his anti-smoking activism, and is one of the founders of the lobbying group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

Legislature 2015: House passes bill to treat 'vapers' as smokers
Portland Business Journal (blog) - March 2, 2015

..."So while some may believe the product is 'safer,' use of and exposure to e-cigarettes certainly isn't harmless or risk-free," Executive Director Cynthia Hallett ...

Viewpoint: Why does Michigan empower smokers to harm the ...
The Michigan Daily - February 17, 2015

...1, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation; many of them have more comprehensive policies than Michigan. Michigan's policy has one fatal ...

Twenty-five Years Ago, U.S. Airlines Banned Smoking On Domestic Flights
Forbes - 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. … Feb. 25 "is an important anniversary because it established a precedent that airline cabins were an environment not to have smoking," said Dave Dobbins, chief operating officer of Legacy, an anti-smoking advocacy group. "That provided a model for understanding that this could be done in other places as well. … In 1973, according to a "smoke-free transportation chronology" by Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, the Civil Aeronautics Board implemented a requirement for separate smoking and non-smoking sections on airplanes. …

FGCU plans to go smoke-free by summer 2016
The News-Press - February 24, 2015

... are more than 1,500 tobacco-free colleges and universities nationwide, according to 2015 data from the American nonsmokers' rights foundation. ...

Our campus needs less smoke
Hillsdale Collegian February 19, 2015

When morning classes let out at Hillsdale College, a surge of students crosses the quad to head for lunch. Hillsdale would not be alone with a smoke-free campus policy. As of Jan. 1, 2015, 1,514 campuses across the United States have enacted smoke-free policies, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights.

Beware tobacco addiction in all forms February 18, 2015

As departments of public health across the country express concern over the use of e-cigarettes, local physicians say more research needs to be done to learn the long-term effects on a person's health. As of Jan. 1 of this year, 15 states have some state laws regulating E-cigarette use. Indiana and Illinois do not. However, at the local level, Chicago and Indianapolis, as well as Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Arlington Heights and Schaumburg, have laws restricting E-cigarette use in 100 percent smoke-free venues, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Smoke-Free Campus in Oregon Supported
Net Newsledger - February 18, 2015

THUNDER BAY Health - In Thunder Bay the number of places a smoker can light up is increasingly a smaller number. The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre went smoke-free in 2014. The program is designed to help people quit smoking. When the idea was initially proposed at OSU in 2008, only 130 campuses nationwide were smoke-free or tobacco-free. As of last month, that number has jumped to 1,500 campuses, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, an advocacy group that tracks tobacco policies nationwide.

E-cigarettes now banned on Texas State campus
Texas State University - The University Star - February 17, 2015

Texas State officials banned tobacco use for health reasons, and the policy was recently reviewed again. The university is one of 1,014 campuses across the country exercising tobacco-free policies, according to the Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights website.

OSU survey: Most support non-smoking campus - February 16, 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Students, faculty and staff at Oregon State University
have largely embraced a new policy that prohibits smoking on the Corvallis campus, but the policy change hasnt completely eliminated secondhand smoke exposure, new research out Monday shows. When the idea was initially proposed at OSU in 2008, only 130 campuses nationwide were smoke-free or tobacco-free. As of last month, that number has jumped to 1,500 campuses, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, an advocacy group that tracks tobacco policies nationwide.

Advocates want to snuff out smoking in rental housing
Press & Sun-Bulletin - February 16, 2015

Liz Williams, a project manager with Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, said more and more rental units are becoming 100 percent smoke-free ...

Kentucky smoking ban clears House but may get snuffed out in Senate
Los Angeles Times – February 13, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are 24 states with laws in effect that require non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants and bars to be 100% smoke-free.

What England won't let you do in your car anymore ( video)
Christian Science Monitor - February 11, 2015

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a lobbyist group that pursues action-oriented program towards policy and legislation, agrees that the public needs more than ...

Should Wisconsin ban e-cigarettes in bars? - February 11, 2015

Bronson Frick is the associate director for American Non-Smoking Rights and he says that e-cigarettes still emit some chemicals and therefore pose a health risk ...

Campus tobacco ban survey shows students mixed on new policy
The Vermilion - February 10, 2015

The university tobacco-free working group also monitored other schools' data: According to the The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of October ...

Campus smoking ban proving effective after years implementation
The Maine Campus - February 9, 2015

After going tobacco-free in 2011, the University of Maine is experiencing a steady decrease in on campus smoking. Despite the positive trend, UMaine continues to offer cessation services and tobacco education to the community. There has a slight drift into the e-cigarette market, and we are in the process of banning those next year. E-cigarettes are battery-powered alternatives to cigarette, having a similar feel as regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco, but the vapor they emit can be harmful, much like second-hand smoke. In 2011, UMaine joined more than 500 colleges nationwide to foster a healthier campus culture. By 2013, this number had risen to 1,180, and by 2014, 1,514.

States racing to regulate e-cigarettes
USA Today February 7, 2015

The American Cancer Society has found itself in a surprising position: opposing state proposals to make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors. The cancer society doesn't want kids to use e-cigarettes, but it objects to what it calls "Trojan horse" legislation bills that appear good for public health but that could addict more people to nicotine and roll back progress against clean air-- says Cathy Callaway of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Pertschuk, the former president of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, says states don't need to wait for more evidence to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco.

Presentation at Farmington conference focuses on tobacco use and Native culture
Discussion is part of the Creating Cultural Harmony Conference
Farmington Daily Times February 6, 2015

FARMINGTON - 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.

The scourge of secondhand smoke ($$)
Chicago Tribune - February 6, 2015

Flash forward to 2015: Many Chicagoans jaunt from home to work to restaurant, movie, concert, casino or ballgame, without catching a single whiff of cigarette smoke. Those of us enjoying every lungful of clean air may forget, however, that many Americans still suffer serious health hazards of secondhand smoke. A new and startling statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Some 58 million Americans 1 in 4 nonsmokers are still exposed to secondhand smoke. They suffer because of a patchwork of smoking bans across the country: About 1 in 3 Americans still lives in an area that allows smoking in some bars or restaurants, according to the Americans Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

SSU snuffs campus smoking
Community Voice - February 6, 2015

The only refuge for smokers on the campus of Sonoma State University is now the parking lot. SSU became the second campus in the California State University system to go smoke-free on Feb. 1, with the exception of the parking lots. Beginning July 1, however, the entire campus, including the parking lots, will be smoke free. CSU Fullerton went smoke-free in 2013, and San Jose State University also has plans to do so by Aug. 1 of this year. As of Jan. 1, more than 1,500 colleges and universities nationally have implemented 100 percent smoke-free policies on campus, including 27 in California, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.

City Board Weighs Smoking Ban For Public Places
Lake Expo - February 5, 2015

CAMDENTON, Mo. Could Camdenton soon be smoke-free? Americans For Nonsmokers' Rights reports, The Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act went into effect on July 21, 2006. Most workplaces are required to be smoke-free, but smoking is still allowed in a number of workplaces, including businesses that are not open to the public and have two or fewer employees, and in any restaurant or bar that prohibits people under age 21 from entering or working at all times.

Why You Should Save Your Pet from Thirdhand Smoke - February 4, 2015

... asthma and bronchitis, and also lung cancer, than dogs living with nonsmokers. ... Extension Service veterinarian, writes in Americans for Nonsmoker's Rights:.

The 16 states that still allow smoking in bars and restaurants
Marketwatch - February 4, 2015

NEW YORK (MarketWatch)—While Americans are inhaling less secondhand ... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights has tallied laws that are in effect, but not ...

Oak Lawn snuffs out smoking in parks
Chicago Tribune - February 3, 2015

1, according to, the web site for the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.Other Illinois towns on the list include Buffalo Grove, Chicago ...

UL Lafayette tobacco-free policy proving effective
WDAM-TV - February 3, 2015

As of October 2014, at least 1,014 U.S. universities were tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. The number of universities ...

Number of Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke Cut in Half
Wall Street Journal - February 3, 2015

About a third of the U.S. population still lives in areas that allow smoking in bars and some restaurants, according to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, ...

Smoke-Free Policy Now In Effect At Sonoma State – February 2, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there currently are more than 1,500 colleges and universities nationwide that have 100 ...

California Bill Won't Let You Smoke Till You're 21
Chinatopix - January 31, 2015

California youth aching for a smoke would have to wait until they are 21 years old before they can pick up the habit if the state legislature passed a measure prolonging the minimum age to smoke by three years. Currently, 4 in 5 Americans are spared from secondhand smoke as tens of thousands of municipalities have a complete ban against smoking in bars, restaurants and hospitality establishments - or a mix of the three - said the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

California May Set The Highest Minimum Smoking Age In The Country
Huffington Post - January 30, 2015

California could soon have the highest minimum smoking age in the country if a bill introduced Thursday makes its way through the legislature. Today, more than 22,000 municipalities, covering 81 percent of the U.S. population, have 100 percent smoke-free laws applying to non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, bars or a combination of the three, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. ...

Smoke break
The Maroon - January 30, 2015

... Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights claims that “24.8 percent of full-time college students aged 18-22 were current smokers in 2010.” It appears that quite a few Loyola students smoke as well from the ever-burgeoning cloud of smoke coming from the affectionately dubbed “Smoker’s Alley” outside of the Monroe Library. ...

Harrah's Casino up for exemption from New Orleans' brand-new smoking ban - January 26, 2015

Celebrations in City Hall over the successful vote last week to ban smoking across New Orleans had barely died down when Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey had a note delivered to the council's staff. As soon as the ban passed on Thursday (Jan. 22), she called for a major exemption for Harrah's Casino, which had fought vociferously against being included in the citywide ban. Onjewel Smith of the nonprofit Americans for Nonsmokers Rights said the casino must be included in the ban. "We would not support any type of exemption for any workplace, including Harrah's," Smith said. She pointed out the difficulty of containing second-hand smoke in areas where smoking is allowed. "That concept doesn't work, just like smoking and non-smoking areas in restaurants doesn't work."

No Smoking Allowed: New Orleans City Council passes smoking ban for bars, casinos
New Orleans Advocate - January 23, 2015

Smoky barrooms and hazy casino floors are set to become history in New Orleans with the City Councils unanimous passage Thursday of an ban on indoor smoking and use of electronic cigarettes that backers described as a way to protect service industry workers and musicians from the dangers of secondhand smoke. [Photo features Cynthia Hallett & Onjewel Smith]

New Orleans Bans Smoking Pretty Much Everywhere [VIDEO]
Bars, casinos, private clubs, parks, construction sites
Washington Free Beacon - January 23 2015

Amendments added to the ordinance slightly changed the final ban to not effect parks or outdoor shopping malls, according to the Times-Picayune. Fines will also begin at $50. A previous version of this story said fines began at $100. The ordinance had support from groups such as Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, but was opposed by the French Quarter Business League and bar owners on Bourbon Street.

New Orleans City Council Makes History Upon Unanimous Passage of a Comprehensive Smoke-Free Ordinance
PR Rocket - January 22, 2015

New Orleans, one of the Souths largest major tourist cities with a high-grossing land-based casino and more than 500 bars within the city limits, made history today by becoming the largest city in Louisiana to unanimously pass a comprehensive, 100 percent smoke-free ordinance. Today is a great example of strong leadership understanding the health hazards that secondhand smoke causes and representing the voices of the non-smoking majority, said Onjewel Smith, Southern States Regional Consultant, Americans for Non-smokers Rights Foundation. New Orleans now joins other top tourist destinations that feature comprehensive smoke-free ordinances, including Dallas, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Honolulu, and New York City.

New Laws Ban Smoking With Kids in Car - January 22, 2015

Virginia is the latest state to take anti-smoking laws one step further; ... According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, "When someone smokes in ...

OURS: Snuff proposed ban on smoking in city parks
Rapid City Journal - January 22, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, more than 1,000 communities have instituted bans or designated smoke-free parks, and a ...


This initiative was developed by HHS, the American College Health ... According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are over ...

With smoking ban in bars, New Orleans would be late in catching up with most of U.S.
Nearly 82% of U.S. population lives with tobacco restrictions
The New Orleans Advocate - January 20, 2015

Back in 2002, when the New York City Council was considering then-Mayor Michael Bloombergs proposal to ban smoking in indoor public places, Greg Jones was frightened. He feared the nightclub he managed would lose 20 percent of its business as smokers bolted for tobacco-friendly establishments. That presumably is because bans on indoor smoking are fairly common these days. Nearly 82 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state, commonwealth, city or county covered by some kind of smoke-free law, most commonly a prohibition against smoking in workplaces outside the hospitality industry. That works out to 22,536 municipalities, according to data collected by the advocacy group American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. [map based on data from ANR Foundation]

E-cigs are added to Olathe smoking ban
Kansas City Star - January 13, 2015

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation argues on its website that e-cigarettes are harmful. The vapor released is an aerosol full of toxins, the ...

Smoke rings January 12, 2015

... American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, American Heart Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, ..

Smoking in bars a comfort to some, repellant to others
Shreveport Times January 10, 2014

.. For organizations such as Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, getting people to realize that hospitality employees are entitled to safe workplaces, and that second-hand smoke poses a public health risk, are part of the organizations mission. Theyre exposed to more second-hand smoke in the workplace than in any other occupation, said Onjewel Smith, the Southern states regional consultant for ANR. Theyre really in the most vulnerable position, she said, adding that hospitality workers typically arent paid high salaries. Louisiana is one of four states where its illegal to smoke in non-hospitality workplaces and restaurants, but legal to smoke in bars. Seven municipalities in Louisiana, including Alexandria and Monroe, have instituted across-the-board smoking bans, based on data compiled by ANR.

Why Would the Red Cross Accept Money from Big Tobacco?
The Nonprofit Quarterly - January 9, 2015

The International Red Cross initiated an anti-smoking component to its global disease prevention campaign in 2008 and, in doing so, stopped taking donations from tobacco companies. That isnt the case with the American Red Cross (or the Red Cross affiliates in Russia and Germany). Jilian Mincer reports for Reuters that the American Red Cross has accepted at least $12 million since 2001 from tobacco companies, including the Altria Group, Reynolds American, and Philip Morris International. What does it mean to efforts such as the tobacco-free campuses campaign1,477 college campuses and 3,822 hospitals are entirely tobacco-freeto find the ARC giving tobacco a pass? What does it mean to efforts to get colleges and universities to join the 33 institutions of higher education, including Harvard University and the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of California-Berkeley and its School of Public Health, Emory University Medical School, the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, and the Ohio State University School of Public Health, that have divested from tobacco stocks? Does it matter to the ARC that such major foundations as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, and even the Rockefeller Foundation have divested from tobacco?

What We Can Do to Create Healthier Campuses
One Green Planet - January 9, 2015

United States there are 1,514 smoke-free campuses. Implementing a tobacco-free policy on campus is one of the most effective methods to improve health across campus. A tobacco-free policy can be expected to lower smoking uptake, provide incentive to quit for those who smoke, radically reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, and decrease the costs associated with the collection of cigarette butts.

New Orleans bar and casino workers deserve a smoke-free workplace: Jarvis DeBerry | Times-Picayune January 8, 2015

Employees in New Orleans' bars and employees of its casino aren't so lucky. They have been expected to accept the toxicity of cigarette smoke as the price of employment. Onjewel Smith, a consultant with the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, was one of a group of people who visited | The Times-Picayune in October to express support of Cantrell's proposed ordinance. Smith said that one of her group's earliest victories was getting a smoking ban on airplanes. That successful fight was on behalf of flight attendants who objected to the expectation that they work in cabins clouded with smoke.

Smoking ban debate heats up in City Hall (blog) - January 7, 2015

... which includes the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, American Heart Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and Campaign ...

Hearing on proposed bar and casino smoking ban
WWL First News - January 7, 2015

... who are committed to making our city and state tobacco free for all employees, particularly bar employees, gaming facility employees, and entertainers. The committee is hearing from a number of speakers opposed to smoking in public. The list includes: Jennifer Cofer, American Lung Association; Cynthia Hattlett, American's for Non Smoker's Rights….

Louisiana Business: Freeman Challenge, Walmart, 504Ward, Smoke Free
Bayoubuzz - January 5, 2015

BATON-ROUGE-SKY Happy new year to Bayoubuzz is Louisiana business and ... To learn if this program is right for your organization, the Foundation is .... Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids ...

COLTON: Hospital boots smoking from grounds
Press Enterprise - January 3, 2015

According to a list from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of January 2015 more than 3,800 hospitals, health care systems and clinics will ...