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May 13, 2014, 21:48 ET
Jack Potter, Jr. Redding Rancheria Vice Chairman, Cynthia Hallett, ANR Executive Director, and Gary Hayward, General Manager of Win-River Resort and Casino. (PRNewsFoto/Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights)

Redding Rancheria recognized for 100% smokefree policy at Win-River Resort and Casino

 Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights presented Redding Rancheria Tribal leadership and Win-River Resort and Casino management with Smokefree...

Apr 28, 2014, 18:29 ET
More than 170 U.S. municipalities now include electronic smoking devices in smokefree workplace and public place laws. (PRNewsFoto/Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights)

New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco Implementing Electronic Cigarette Laws: Millions protected from exposure to e-cigarette secondhand aerosol

The following is being released by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights: On April 29, 2014, New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco will implement...

Sep 26, 2012, 10:00 ET

Statement by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights: Electronic (e)-cigarette manufacturers shamelessly promote untested product for use in "smokefree" environments; make false claims about efficacy as cessation device too

Proponents of electronic cigarettes, commonly known as "e-cigarettes," are misleading the public about these products through paid press releases,...

Aug 15, 2012, 14:09 ET

Advocates Demand Smokefree Casinos for Workers

 Public health advocates from across the U.S. are gathering in Kansas City this week draw attention to the recent death of Sheryl Wilkins, a...

Oct 05, 2011, 06:15 ET

Leading National Smoke-Free Advocacy Group Endorses Melina Kennedy for Indianapolis Mayor

Election Offers Clear Choice: Kennedy's Strong, Consistent Stance Vs. Ballard's Broken Campaign Promise Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a...

Feb 09, 2011, 22:03 ET

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Recognizes Avis Budget Group, Inc. for Landmark Smokefree Rental Car Policy

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights announced Avis Budget Group, Inc. as the winner of its "National Smokefree Business Award." The award was...

Aug 26, 2009, 14:14 ET

The Gaming Industry Stacks the Deck Against Smokefree Workplaces in Indiana

A study commissioned by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reveals gaming interests reported more than $3.6 million in lobbying...

May 06, 2009, 14:42 ET

No Safe Bets for Casino Workers: NIOSH Study Shows Casino Workers Face Toxic Conditions

The following was released today by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights: A new report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and...

Jan 14, 2009, 15:27 ET

National Council of Legislators From Gaming States Adopts Resolution Supporting 100% Smokefree Gaming Venues

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), an organization comprised of lawmakers from states with casinos and other forms of...

Nov 20, 2007, 00:00 ET

Smokefree Workplace Law Reduces Heart Attacks 59% Among Nonsmokers, New Research Shows

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released by Indiana University researchers shows that strong smokefree...

Jan 10, 2007, 00:00 ET

The Days of Smoke-Filled Rooms in the United States Capitol are Over

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an historic move, new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Jan. 10 that, effective...

Jun 23, 2005, 01:00 ET

Wisconsin Legislature Considers Eliminating Smokefree Workplace Laws

BERKELEY, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Smokefree workplace laws scheduled to take effect July 1st in Appleton and Madison will be wiped off...

May 24, 2004, 01:00 ET

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Files Complaints Against Air Filtration Companies

BERKELEY, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR), a national public health advocacy organization, filed complaints...

Apr 04, 2004, 00:00 ET

British Medical Journal Study Shows Smokefree Law Slashed Heart Attack Rate 40%

BERKELEY, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study posted April 5th on the British Medical Journal website (www.bmj.com) shows that the...