Smokefree Music Cities Launches in Lafayette, Louisiana Musicians deserve to breathe clean air at work too. Music cities like Lafayette (LA), New Orleans (LA), and Baton Rouge (LA), as well as Austin (TX), and Branson (MO), are 100% smokefree and have thriving economies. Smokefree Music Cities is a project of the ANR Foundation in partnership with other public health and musician-affiliated organizations working to improve musicians’ and fans' health. Check out the siteRead our press releasePictured: Chubby Carrier, Grammy-winning Zydeco musician from Lafayette, is with ANR/ANRF President and CEO, Cynthia Hallett and Kathy Richard of the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation on the opening night of the Music City Conference, where the Smokefree Music Cities initiative was announced. We made the front page in Lafayette! Voting Smokefree in Missouri and Alaska St. Louis County and St. Charles County voters will not have the opportunity to vote for strong smokefree workplace laws this November. Special alert to St. Charles County to vote no on Proposition Smokefree with exceptions, which won't protect workers. Read more And good news in Sitka, Alaska, where the city's voters rejected a proposal to opt out of the new Alaska statewide smokefree law, which went into effect October 1st.Read more In Memory of Nathan Moose: Never Forgotten Nathan worked in a smoke-filled casino for over a decade and was sickened by exposure to secondhand smoke. He spoke at ANRF’s 2011 Clearing the Air Institute, saying, “We need to educate people about the dangers of secondhand smoke...what it can and will do to people.” Nathan's message lives on in our work. Read more Smokefree Multi-Unit Housing in California Emeryville is the 47th community to adopt a law that requires multi-unit housing to be 100% smokefree! It's a growing trend in California for communities to take local action to create healthier and safer living environments that allow residents to breathe easier at home. Read More
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month You can lower your cancer risk in several ways. First on the list from the CDC? Don’t smoke, and avoid secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is a risk factor for breast cancer, particularly in younger premenopausal women. Read the study Thumbs Up | Down October Yay for the many anniversaries of smokefree laws, from Colorado to Maryland, and Illinois to Iowa, butboo to Pennsylvania for keeping workers trapped in secondhand smoke. Read more Philanthropy This Fall We need your help to protect the 41% of people still at risk from secondhand smoke, and to build a tobacco-free generation. Every gift helps guarantee a breath of fresh air for the future! Donate today
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