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 Dayton, KY, for its new 100% smokefree workplace, restaurant, and bar law!
See all of our updated lists on no-smoke.org.
If you didn’t check it out last quarter, do visit our map of 100% smokefree workplace, restaurant, bar, and gambling laws, which now includes the strong Navajo Nation policy.
Check out our newest list! This quick and dirty overview table of state smokefree laws provides information on workplaces, restaurants, bars, and gaming for each state.
And in Colleges and Universities news – Congratulations to Rutgers University for a new system-wide 100% smoke- and tobacco-free policy impacting its multiple campuses; also covered by that policy are electronic smoking devices, smoking/vaping marijuana, and hookah. Kudos to this major employer in New Jersey! Please visit our colleges list here.
It is critical that we continue our smokefree efforts to close health equity gaps and protect public health. Eliminating secondhand smoke is critical to mitigate the spread of respiratory droplets, reducing spread of diseases like COVID-19, as well as preventing acute and chronic disease. When secondhand smoke is eliminated, it saves lives by reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, respiratory diseases, and lung cancer by up to 30% at a population-wide level. The best way to ensure protection from secondhand smoke is 100% smokefree laws as reflected in these lists and maps. The tobacco industry continues to threaten progress made by attempting to weaken smokefree laws with exemptions for cigar bars and preventing local communities from taking further action. In addition, on-site adult cannabis use threatens the integrity of smokefree laws. Utilizing the ANR model ordinance ensures your policy will provide maximum protections and, of course, land on our list.
Check out our updated microsite for the Bridging the Gap: Status of Smokefree Air in the United States report. NEW: We’ve added a page that focuses on sovereign Tribes.
As a reminder, ANR Foundation’s Smokefree Casino and Gaming Property Directory replaced our previously published List of Smokefree Gambling Facilities. The interactive directory can be sorted by state, Tribe, and company and includes a map for each state. We continue to be impressed with the leadership shown by Tribes and Tribal Casinos in requiring their facilities to be smokefree. You can find the directory by state here, with an overview map here.
The Clearing the Air Institute virtual series 2.0 officially launched in September. A *new* registration link is required to participate. Visit clearingtheairinstitute.com to register for the next installment and to view recorded versions of past webinars.
The ANR Foundation has a bibliography of over 625 studies, reports, and articles that utilize data from the U.S. Tobacco Control Laws Database©, whichyou can see 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.
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 our Policy Surveillance Team has not yet had a chance to order, analyze, and enter them into our Tobacco Control Laws Database. Other laws, despite all 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.
The lists are updated on a quarterly basis. The next quarterly update will be in April 2023.
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Contact Maggie Hopkins, Director of Data Management and Analysis, if you have questions about our lists and maps.
The tobacco industry never gives up in its attempts to undermine or roll back strong smokefree protections. We continue to see attempts from the industry to preempt local progress. Stay vigilant, and contact us if you have any questions or see suspicious language in local or statewide legislation.
Our team of staff and consultants enjoyed connecting with many of you at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health. The fight for smokefree air continues and we look forward to what we can accomplish together. Quick links to all things smokefree: @smokefree on Linktree. Connect with us on social media: IG, FB, Twitter, Youtube.