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Who went smokefree in 2011? Smokefree Ordinance Lists and Maps Available Now

Friday, December 30, 2011  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

The ANR Foundation is pleased to announce the January 2012 quarterly update to the lists and maps of U.S. municipalities and states with smokefree laws now in effect. Congratulations to all the cities with new strong smokefree laws in effect, like Alexandria, LA, Kansas City, KS, and Florence, SC!

See the full lists here: http://www.no-smoke.org/lists.html

2011 MAP w, r and/or b

2011 was another year filled with hard work by committed advocates working on ensuring everyone’s right to breathe safe smokefree air. While 47 municipalities passed smokefree laws in 2011 (see list following this announcement) we still have a long way to go, and many gaps remain. Far too many cities, counties and states still have not made all workplaces smokefree, especially in their bars and casinos.

A total of 493 municipalities now have ordinances in effect for 100% smokefree non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, AND bars, along with 23 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington D.C. These strong laws now protect 48.6% of the U.S. population.

A total of 643 municipalities have a local law in effect that require both restaurants and bars to be smokefree, along with 29 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington D.C. These laws protect 64.5% of the U.S. population.

Other HIghlights:

  • Our Smokefree Gambling Map showing where all state-regulated gambling facilities are smokefree by state/territory law, now includes local laws as well.
  • Our "Platinum-standard" Map now shows the state/territory smokefree laws that cover non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, bars, AND gambling venues (WRBG).
  • The trend for 100% smokefree college campuses has hit another big milestone. There are now over 600 colleges and universities with smokefree campus-wide policies. Check our updated list to see all 637 of them.
  • Smokefree parks laws also expanded this year, with 112 new laws taking effect to make local parks 100% smokefree in 2011.
  • Please note that if a law contains an exemption allowing the use of electronic cigarettes, the ANR Foundation does not consider the law to be 100% smokefree, and it will not appear on our 100% lists. For more information about the health concerns of exposure to electronic cigarettes, please visit: http://no-smoke.org/learnmore.php?id=645.

For more maps and lists, visit us at http://www.no-smoke.org/lists.html

Did you expect to see a new law 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. Still have questions? Please contact Laura Walpert at laura.walpert@no-smoke.org

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 to eventually create a database specific to laws in Native Communities.

The lists are updated on a quarterly basis. The next quarterly update will be in April 2012. Please contact Holly Callahan for hard copies of these lists at 510/841-3032 or at anr@no-smoke.org.

Only laws that are personally reviewed and analyzed by ANR Foundation staff using standardized criteria are included in ANR Foundation's smokefree lists. These reports, lists and maps are made possible, in part, by a grant from Legacy. These materials do not necessarily represent the views of Legacy, Legacy staff, or its Board of Directors.

Please be sure to contact us if you have questions about our lists and maps, and keep up the great smokefree progress everyone. We look forward to adding many more smokefree laws to our lists and maps in 2012!


New and Strengthened Workplace and/or Restaurant and/or Bar laws in 2011 (47)

  1. Nome, AK
  2. Skagway Borough (both incorporated and unincorporated areas), AK
  3. Fultondale, AL
  4. Jasper, AL
  5. Midfield, AL
  6. Saraland, AL
  7. Campbell, CA
  8. Carpinteria, CA
  9. Fairfax, CA
  10. Larkspur, CA
  11. Sonoma County (unincorporated areas only), CA
  12. Tiburon, CA
  13. Savannah, GA
  14. New Lenox, IL
  15. Chesterton, IN
  16. Delaware County (both incorporated and unincorporated areas), IN
  17. Henry County (both incorporated and unincorporated areas), IN
  18. Vanderburgh County (except the city of Evansville), IN
  19. Bowling Green, KY
  20. Corbin, KY
  21. Kenton County (both incorporated and unincorporated areas), KY
  22. Brentwood, MO
  23. Creve Coeur, MO
  24. Hazelwood, MO
  25. Jefferson City, MO
  26. O'Fallon, MO
  27. Springfield, MO
  28. St. Louis, MO
  29. St. Louis County (both incorporated and unincorporated areas), MO
  30. Brookhaven, MS
  31. Calhoun City, MS
  32. Flowood, MS
  33. New Albany, MS
  34. Senatobia, MS
  35. Bismarck, ND
  36. Pembina, ND
  37. Atlantic Beach, SC
  38. Florence, SC
  39. Spartanburg, SC
  40. Summerville, SC
  41. Frisco, TX
  42. Highland Village, TX
  43. Rosenberg, TX
  44. San Antonio, TX
  45. Chippewa County (both incorporated and unincorporated areas), WI
  46. Fitchburg, WI
Source: American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation 

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