|Americans for Nonsmoker Rights Foundation Updated Smokefree Lists & Maps now online!|
The Americans for Nonsmoker Rights Foundation is pleased to announce the October 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, from Vestavia Hills, AL to Forest, MS, to Casper, WY.
See all of our updated lists here: http://www.no-smoke.org/lists.html
A total of 546 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 48.7% of the U.S. population.
A total of 703 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 64.6% of the U.S. population.
Smokefree college campuses, and tobacco-free college campuses, are becoming the new norm. There are now at least 814 colleges and universities with smokefree campus-wide policies, and 608 of these are completely tobacco-free. Check out our new and improved colleges list, which now shows which policies are tobacco-free as well as smokefree; click here to see them all.
Smokefree parks laws, smokefree outdoor dining AND bar patio laws, smokefree hospitals, and smokefree nursing homes all continued skyrocketing – find these updated lists and many, many other lists and maps here: www.no-smoke.org/lists.html.
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.
Some highlights of places with Smokefree Workplaces, Restaurants, and Bars Laws now on our lists:
Vestavia Hills, AL
Vigo County, IN
Valley Center, KS
Moss Point, MS
New Augusta, MS
Rolling Fork, MS
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.
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If you don't see what you need or have questions, call us at 510-841-3032 oremail us. We can also provide specialized runs of the data for research or other projects, generally on a fee-for-service basis.
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