students show support for smoking ban
Lincoln Journal Star - March 16, 2017
A majority who voted in last week's student election indicated they wanted
to end smoking on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. ... will join the
more than 1,700 universities that have banned the use of smoke-producing tobacco
on campus, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.
businesses, health advocates fired-up over proposed smoking ban [VIDEO]
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - March 16, 2017
A proposed city ordinance that would make Columbus a smoke-free city has fired
up people on both sides of the debate.
Proponents were health advocates
who highlighted the deleterious effects of second-hand smoke. That group included
representatives from Breathe Easy Columbus, the American Heart Association and
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.
my Hide: A jewel of the south coast
South Coast Herald - March 5, 2017
One negative to all of this, at a particularly pleasing view site we
saw a number of cigarette filters ground into the sand. Now, the Americans for
Non-smokers' Rights organisation has calculated that over three-quarters of
a billion kilogrammes of cigarette filters end up in the environment every year,
being the biggest single item of trash thrown away by us humans. The organisation
also states that cigarette filters are definitely not biodegradable, in other
words they are in that sand forever.
filed to make all state campuses, buildings tobacco-free
KHOU.com - March 2, 2017
... over 1,700 U.S. college campuses are now 100 percent smoke-free, 1,400 of which are also tobacco-free. "We all know it: Tobacco kills. In fact, tobacco use ...
Other Right-Wing Tidal Wave Sweeping America: Federal and State Preemption of
Local Progressive Laws
Preemption allows corporations to boost their profits by suppressing local government power, community groups and citizens.
Alternet - February 25, 2017
The report, "City
Rights in an Era of Preemption," says 24 states have preempted local
minimum wage increases; 17 have stopped paid sick or family leave; three have
voided anti-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals; three have stopped
laws aimed at home sharing (like AirBnB that has tightened affordable housing
options); 37 have blocked local regulation of ride sharing (that compete with
the more heavily licensed taxis); 17 have blocked municipal broadband (challenging
telecom monopolies); and 42 have limited local taxation and spending.
To get back to your question, what's happening now and what's different. In
each of the last four years, the threat of preemption has grown and the number
of bills introduced has grown. There has been a lot of pushback, but it has
not generally been within the political parties. It's generally been advocacy
groups like Family Values @ Work, for example, or Americans for Nonsmokers'
Rights working on local smoke-free ordinances, and dozens of other great organizations.
There has been success in stopping preemption, but the pressure has grown.
regents to vote on tobacco-free policy for campus
Southeast Missourian - February 17, 2017
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will vote today on
a proposal that would bar faculty, staff, students and visitors from smoking
or using any tobacco product or smoking devices campuswide.
As of early
January, more than 1,700 college and university campuses nationwide were smoke-free,
with 1,468 being 100 percent tobacco-free, according the Americans for Nonsmokers'
Rights organization website.
Weigh Increasing Smoking Age To 21
CT News Junkie- - February 13, 2017
That's according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart ... the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and ...
receives poor grades in tobacco prevention program ...
Glasgow Daily Times - February 1, 2017
Tobacco use kills more than 480,000 Americans and costs the nation about $170 ... Johnson Foundation, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and Truth Initiative.
anti-smoking policy marks progress
Daily Trojan Online - January 23, 2017
On Jan. 10, USC became a smoke-free campus. This policy shift resulted in a
ban of all smokable tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and hookahs.
USC is one of about 1,700 campuses to go smoke-free and one of only 110 to completely
ban smokable tobacco-based products, e-cigarettes and hookahs.
Wants Council To Extend County's Smoking Ban To Vaping [AUDIO]
90.5 WESA - January 18, 2017
Nearly 600 counties and municipalities across the nation have enacted restrictions
on e-cigarettes and other forms of vaping in existing smoke-free public venues,
the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Allegheny County could soon
join that list. Philadelphia is the only Pennsylvania municipality that has
a local ordinance for smoke-free areas and it only prohibits vaping in restaurants.
Allegheny County Council is now considering legislation proposed by County Executive
Rich Fitzgerald that would extend the county's broad smoking ban to include
"Secondhand vaping can be just as dangerous as secondhand
smoke," Fitzgerald said.
establishes new smoke-free campus policy
Daily Trojan Online - January 11, 2017
On Tuesday, USC announced a new policy that establishes the University a smoke-free
campus. The new policy, issued by Provost Michael Quick, prohibits smoking in
"all indoor and outdoor facilities on university-owned and leased property,"
including the Health Sciences Campus and all sorority and fraternity houses
recognized by the University. The newly instituted rule will apply to all smoking
devices including hookahs and e-cigarettes. The new policy also added that "refusal
by faculty, staff or students to comply with this policy may result in appropriate
disciplinary action." The previous policy allowed smoking on campus, except
in indoor locations and other specific areas with no smoking signs.
the new policy's implementation, USC joined more than 1,500 other colleges in
the United States that prohibit smoking.
bill proposes ban on smoking when person under 18 in vehicle
The Telegraph - January 5, 2017
has been prefiled that would ban smoking in vehicles in Georgia when a person
under 18 is present.
According to the Americans
for Nonsmokers' Rights website, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maine,
Oregon, Puerto Rico, Utah and Vermont have enacted similar legislation. The
age varies of those present in the vehicle in which smoking is not allowed.
Xavier University Implements 100 Percent Tobacco-Free Campus
Chicago Tribune - January 4, 2017
Saint Xavier University (SXU) was awarded a $20,000 grant that will help the University advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free initiative on SXU's Chicago and Orland Park campuses as part of the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation's Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI). According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, only 1,427 college campuses are 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free and now SXU has joined this prestigious club ,,,