The ANR Foundation is pleased to announce our most recent quarterly update to the lists and maps of U.S. municipalities and states with smokefree laws now in effect. Congratulations to all the communities with new strong smokefree laws in effect, from Pineville, LA, and Charlevoix, MI, to Yazoo City, TX.  See all of our updated lists here.

We have three new lists this quarter!

The first housing list shows the momentum in CA to enact laws to protect all residents from secondhand smoke in all multi-unit housing in the city or county.  The second housing list shows the multitude of cities and counties across the US which prohibit smoking in public housing.

The flavors list shows the trend around the U.S. of communities regulating the sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol!

Don’t forget to check out our newest maps on marijuana!  This map provides an easy go-to source to see which states have legalized marijuana, while this one shows which states and municipalities have laws that prohibit smoking and vaping marijuana in workplaces, restaurants, bars, and/or gambling facilities.

The ANR Foundation has a bibliography of U.S. Tobacco Control Laws Database© data users, which contains over 450 studies, reports, and articles.  You can see the bibliography here.  Interested in a data run?  Contact Maggie Hopkins to discuss the many options of standardized reports we have available, as well as the special multi-variate analyses that we can run based on your research and policy surveillance data needs.

The number of smokefree, tobacco-free, e-cigarette free, hookah-free, and marijuana-free colleges continues to increase at a steady pace.  Also, new for April 2019, The Smokefree and Tobacco-Free U.S. and Tribal Colleges and Universities list includes the total number of 100% smokefree and/or tobacco-free campus sites on which tobacco protections have been extended to personal vehicles on campus: almost 500 sites! Click here to see our Smokefree and Tobacco-Free U.S. and Tribal Colleges and Universities list.

Did you expect your new law to be included, but don’t see it on our lists?  That is either because the law is not yet in effect, or because the law didn’t meet the smokefree list criteria for enclosed non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, bars, and/or gambling venues to be 100% smokefree without exemptions.  Some laws have been enacted so recently that we have not yet had a chance to order, analyze, and enter them into our Tobacco Control Laws Database.  Other laws, in spite of all of our searching, fly under our radar.  We very much want these laws, so please contact us to check about any law you think we may be missing.  Still have questions?  Please contact Laura Walpert.

American Indian and Alaska Native sovereign tribal laws are not reflected in these lists and maps.  But there are plenty out there!  We are working with our partners to make sure these laws are collected, for the future creation of a database specific to laws in Native Communities.  If you have commercial tobacco-free tribal laws to share, please let us know.

The lists are updated on a quarterly basis.  The next quarterly update will be in July 2019.

Contact Maggie Hopkins if you have questions about our lists and maps.  Keep up the great smokefree progress everyone!

Please share widely and let us know how these data, lists, and maps help you!  #smokefreefacts