Smoke Free Workplaces

If your community is not protected by a smoke-free law, whether you are an employer wishing to protect your workers or an employee working to bring smoke-free air to your workplace, you can work towards and adopt a voluntary smoke-free workplace policy. Smoke-free workplaces are good for health and good for business.

Many people have higher levels of exposure to secondhand smoke than they believe, much of it stemming from the workplace. While many workplaces are smoke-free due to a city, county, or state smoke-free law, many more workplaces still allow smoking.

Since people spend most of their waking hours at work, smoking in the workplace causes tremendous destruction to employers and employees alike.

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Smoke-free workplace policies not only protect workers from the health dangers of secondhand smoke, but they result in a more efficient work environment.

Going smoke-free in the workplace will also:

  • Lower maintenance expenses (carpets, drapes, cloths, paintwork)

  • Lower insurance premiums (fire, medical, works comp, liability)

  • Lower labor costs

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For more information on how secondhand smoke exposure in the workplace affects employee's health and productivity. Visit us at one of our links.

All this equals greater profits and a healthier and safer work environment for employees, employers, and patrons alike.

Smoke Free Workplaces

For more information about second and third hand smoke exposure visit our websites and get the facts

Smokefree air activity is taking place all across the United States and in many countries worldwide. Across the United States, 22,582 municipalities, representing 82% of the US population, are covered by a 100% smokefree provision in non-hospitality workplaces, and/or restaurants, and/or bars, by either a state, commonwealth, territorial, or local law. However, only 58.7% of Americans are fully protected by a local or state law requiring workplaces, AND restaurants, AND bars to be smokefree. Those numbers are continually increasing as people learn about the health hazards of secondhand smoke and take action to protect their community's citizens, employees, and visitors.

Unfortunately, the opposition never rests. In 2011, opponents tried to roll back smokefree laws in 16 states. ANR and its members worked together to protect those laws and nonsmokers' rights to breathe smokefree air. Get involved and be part of the solution!

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission is to eradicate all indoor smoking at all venues, places of play, bars and restaurants around the country.

Because of the health issues for which we as entertainers and service industry employees have to work. Risking our lives was not part of the vetting process when we chose our career  job paths for our future.

Smoke-Free Rights For All is a broad coalition of partnering organizations and individuals who believe all musicians and service industry employees and customers have the right to breathe clean indoor air. All health studies have proven that there are no acceptable levels of "Secondhand Smoke, None." Just 30 minutes of exposure to Secondhand Smoke will damage your lungs. Because science tells us that "Secondhand Smoke Kills",

 

We support a nationwide smoke-free indoor workplace law to protect all employees  from the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure in the workplace, including bars and restaurants.

 

Because over 50,000 non smokers die every year from the hazardous effects of second and third hand smoke.

 

All employees should be protected from exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace.