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NAQC Newsroom: Tobacco Control

A decade of smokefree progress

Saturday, January 01, 2011  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Look what you've helped accomplish in 2010! Together, with support from members and advocates like you, we've made big changes coast to coast and more workplaces and public places are now 100% smokefree! See below for a link to a list of cities and states that implemented very strong smokefree laws in 2010, and a list of laws already scheduled to take effect in 2011. State Smokefree Laws which took effect in 2010:

  • Kansas 100% workplaces, restaurants and bars
  • Michigan 100% workplaces, restaurants and bars
  • South Dakota (workplaces covered 2002) 2010 law ads 100% restaurants and bars
  • Wisconsin 100% workplaces, restaurants and bars
  • North Carolina 100% restaurants and bars, but not other workplaces.

Click here for a list of local smokefree laws covering all workplaces, restaurants and bars, took effect in 2010. Congratulations!

To view other laws currently in effect, please visit the updated maps and lists on the website.

The maps and lists referenced above show cities and states that passed strong smokefree laws through the years, covering all three of the following categories: 100% smokefree workplaces, retaurants and bars. If your community isn't on this map but it has a smokefree law in place, it's likely because the city or state has an exemption and is not 100% smokefree in all three of those categories yet. We will keep fighting with you, until your community makes it on the map!

Thanks to advocates like you refusing to give up, 47.8% of the population now lives in a place with a strong smokefree law covering workplaces, including restaurants and bars. We still have a long way to go to ensure that everyone is protected, including many suffering casino workers exposed to extremely high levels of secondhand smoke during their shifts.

Source: Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights


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