July 2018 Thumbs Up | Down

July 2018 Thumbs Up | Down

Thumbs Up to Iowa, celebrating 10 years of smokefree air for all non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, and bars as of July 1, 2018; and

Thumbs Down to Iowa for not closing the loophole that is still leaving casino workers out of smokefree worksite protections 10 years later.

Thumbs Down
To organizations still holding youth sporting events in non-smokefree venues.

To the cruise ship industry for not providing any 100% smokefree ships to protect the health of passengers and employees. Read more about cruise ship smoking policies.

Thumbs Up
To AARP for including smokefree air as a factor for assessing community livability. Read more

To more Pride Festivals going smokefree this summer, including Indianapolis and Philadelphia. Read more

To more community, cultural, and state fairs going smokefree, including the Tanana Valley State Fair, in Alaska. Read more about smokefree efforts in Alaska.