CEASE Rejects Senator Polistina’s Proposal That Would Fail to Protect Lives, Copies and Pastes Casino Industry Talking Points December 15, 2023 Atlantic City, NJ – In the wake of some legislators mysteriously turning their back on casino employees after co-sponsoring legislation to protect their lives, Casino Employees Against Smoking Effects (CEASE) announced it plans to form […]
In September 2017, tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) launched the misleadingly named Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) at the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, a tobacco-industry funded event. The foundation purported to be an independent foundation that would support research on reduced harm products, but its initial messaging and activities continued Big Tobacco’s […]
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There are a multitude of crippling, expensive diseases other than cancer, cardiovascular and/or pulmonary diseases that severely afflict those who work in smoke-filled environments. Recent research published in the November 14, 2023, issue of the Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology affirmed the link between secondhand smoke exposure in the workplace and Chronic Kidney Disease […]
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This year has been a year of firsts. The first smokefree hearings in New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania in more than a decade. The first opportunity to be part of a major gaming industry conference panel solely focused on smoking in casinos and going smokefree. Our first direct shareholder advocacy effort with casino companies. […]
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Philip Morris Has Made Significant Financial Contributions to New Jersey Legislators in Recent Years“Ventilated Smoking Rooms and Designated Smoking Areas Are Not Effective,” Says CDC Atlantic City, NJ – In the midst of a lame duck period, a new ad from Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights targeting key New Jersey legislators is urging them to reject a […]
Smokefree Indoor Air Earns Cities New CityHealth Medals December 5, 2023 (Berkeley, CA) — On the heels of CityHealth announcing its 2023 policy assessment, the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation is thrilled to share that smokefree indoor air policies helped contribute to a 12% increase in new cities recognized, with a reach of over 4 million […]
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Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Reject Philip Morris Smoking Rooms November 30, 2023Contact: email@example.com Trenton, NJ—Following the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee hearing on legislation to close the casino smoking loophole, Cynthia Hallett, president and CEO of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR), issued the following statement: “Casinos and their lobbyists waited […]