TN GOV SIGNS PREEMPTION REPeAL: YOUR Ticket to the show in tennessee
Governor Bill Lee officially signed SB2219, a bill that restores local option to make bars and music venues smokefree, along with ANRF's Artist in Residence Jamie Kent, Rep. Carringer and family, Stephanie Strutner from Prevention Alliance of TN (PAT), and a local PAT coalition member.
Now that preemption has been repealed in Tennessee, we are excited for the next steps! You can help us pave the way for our next local campaign!
ANRF IS A GAME CHANGER AT NCTOH
The Public Health Law Center presented ANR Foundation with their “Game Changer” award at a reception they hosted at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH). This award recognizes ANR Foundation for the groundbreaking work to support the Niłch’ Éí Bee Ííná – Air is Life Act of 2021 getting passed into law. We were co-recipients with our good friends at Navajo Air is Life Health Coalition. ANRF Board Member Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson said, “The Nation couldn’t have gotten the law passed without the help from ANR Foundation staff and consultants."
Pictured above, also at NCTOH, Shreveport, Louisiana, Councilwoman LeVette Fuller and ANRF's Raegan A. Carter were part of a panel discussion, “Louisiana Champions: Leveling the Playing Field Through Smoke-Free Policies.”
UPDATED REPORT: WHO IS AT RISK?
The 2022 update of our report focuses on seventeen states, which we see as critical places to rebuild momentum for smokefree air policies. How does your state measure up?
THUMBS UP SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Congratulations to public health partners in Santa Cruz County, CA, for the achievement of all 5 of its jurisdictions enacting local laws that end the sale of all flavored tobacco products. Scotts Valley unanimously adopted its flavored tobacco law on June 15 after working throughout the pandemic to build support for the policy change. Scotts Valley joins its neighbors Capitola (2019), Santa Cruz (2018), Watsonville (2019), and unincorporated Santa Cruz County (2019) in protecting residents throughout the Santa Cruz region by reducing the access to and availability of flavored tobacco products.
NEW JERSEY CASINO WORKER'S STORY
Op/ed by Tammy Brady, an Atlantic City casino worker who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, wonders if decades of secondhand smoke exposure contributed to the disease
The ANR Foundation is pleased to announce our most recent quarterly update to the lists and maps of U.S. municipalities and states with smokefree laws now in effect. Congratulations to Gwinnett County, Georgia, for a new smokefree Workplace, Restaurant, and Bar (WRB) ordinance that went into effect on June 23. Though this is the only new community on our WRB list this quarter, it shows the ripple effect from the success of smokefree Atlanta.