Smokefree Environments | American Lung Association

Smokefree Environments

All Americans deserve to live, work, study and play in smokefree environments. By implementing laws and policies to make our communities smokefree, we can:

  • Protect all workers and patrons from the dangers of secondhand smoke
  • Reduce death and diseases associated with secondhand smoke
  • Motivate smokers to quit
  • Reduce the number of people who start smoking

See how we are taking steps to make sure everyone in all 50 states can enjoy clean, smokefree air.

  • Smokefree Air Laws
    Everyone should be able to breathe smokefree air in restaurants, workplaces and other public places. For this to happen, all states and communities must pass comprehensive smokefree laws.
  • Smokefree Policies in Multi-Unit Housing
    Find information on our online course on how to implement a smokefree policy in multi-unit housing such as apartments and condominiums as well as other materials on this issue.
  • Expanding Smokefree Communities
    View videos and success stories from communities that worked to expand smokefree environments under our Community Transformation Grant program.
  • Tobacco Free Colleges and Universities
    Are you looking for a college or university completely free of tobacco? We can help. View our national list of colleges and universities prohibiting tobacco use everywhere on campus.
  • Workplace Wellness
    Is your workplace smokefree? All workplaces should be 100-percent tobacco-free to ensure employees are breathing healthy air. Access employer resources to help adopt and implement workplace policies that support a healthy work environment.

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