No one should have to choose between their job and their health.  And the science clearly shows that secondhand smoke causes cancer, even for those who have never smoked a cigarette. 

We are working in local communities across the nation to make restaurants, bars, casinos and all workplaces smoke-free, protecting all workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Nearly 60 percent of people across the country are protected by comprehensive smoke-free laws where they work.

Latest Updates

August 16, 2022

NASHVILLE, TN — August 16, 2022 — Tonight, the Metro Council of Nashville and Davidson County will hear a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance in the Health and Public Safety Committee. The ordinance was introduced earlier in the month in an effort to close a gap that has left workplaces for the

June 23, 2022

The majority of Imperial residents know that secondhand smoke is harmful and support smoke-free policies that protect their families, friends and neighbors. A new billboard campaign aims to prompt city leaders into action with a strong message: Secondhand smoke doesn’t belong here.

April 28, 2022

Yesterday the legislature passed legislation that would allow local governments in Tennessee to pass and implement ordinances making age-restricted venues such as bars and live music venues smoke-free.

April 7, 2022

Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Regional Government Relations Director Emily Ogden NASHVILLE, TENN. – “Musicians and hospitality workers are some of the only Tennesseans who are not guaranteed a smoke-free workplace due to an exemption in the Nonsmokers’ Protection Act of 2008. Today