FIRST NJ SENATE HEARING TO CLOSE SMOKING LOOPHOLE FOR ATLANTIC CITY CASINOS
Above: Sen. Joe Vitale stands with Casino Employees Against Smoking Effects (CEASE).
On February 13, Atlantic City casino workers traveled to Trenton to urge lawmakers to pass legislation to end smoking inside casinos.
Below: Co-founders and co-leaders of CEASE, Pete Naccarelli, Nicole Vitola, and Lamont White, gave stirring testimony about the realities of working in secondhand smoke.
MUSICIANS AND FANS WILL BREATHE EASY ON MARCH 1ST, 2023
On March 1st (ANR's Day of Breathing!), the Nashville law will be implemented with ANR's President & CEO, Cynthia Hallett, in attendance. Watch your email for an invitation to watch ANR "Live in Nashville" at this historic event as we celebrate our #DayofBreathing.
NAVAJO NATION - ONE YEAR SMOKEFREE
On Feb. 5, 2022, the Navajo Nation implemented The Air is Life Act—Niłch’í éí bee iiná—making a lasting impact on Navajo lives. The decision to permanently go smokefree in the four Tribal casinos managed by the Navajo Nation as well as in other public spaces is a major milestone.
ANRF Resource for Tribal Partners: The Reclaim Sacred Tobacco group will provide tools that reshape health inequities, eliminate commercial tobacco use, and decolonize tobacco entirely from Tribal communities. This working group is an example of ANR Foundation’s work supporting Tribal health partners in their policy efforts. The next Reclaim Sacred Tobacco call will take place on Friday, February 24 at 11:00am – 12:00pm CST.
BLACK HISTORY: HONORING A HERO
ANR honors Mr. Lewis McTush who lifted his voice in relentless pursuit of smokefree air for all people. Because of Mr. McTush's work in Atlanta, ANR was able to highlight the stories of musicians and those who were most impacted by secondhand smoke, helping to ensure a smokefree Atlanta. For his dedication we awarded him our Voices for Smokefree Air award in 2020. Thank you, Mr. Lewis McTush, founder of Entertainers Speaking Out!
IMAGINE AIRLINE TRAVEL WITHOUT SMOKEFREE REGULATIONS
February 25, 2023, marks the 33rd anniversary of smokefree air travel. We honor the flight attendants, the law makers, the partners, the members, and donors who made it all possible. Opponents at the time claimed no one would fly if they could not smoke. Can you imagine flying on a plane full of smoke?
DOUBLE YOUR SUPPORT ON MARCH 1st!
This just in: double your gift during Day of Breathing! Every year we mark ANR's founding on March 1st by #wearingblue and #donating. Thanks to our friends at Coalition of Lavender-Americans on Smoking and Health (CLASH), we can double your gift up to $2,000 on March 1st!