Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Smokefree Progress Stalled in 2008

Only two states passed comprehensive smokefree laws in 2008, while only three states and the District of Columbia raised their tobacco taxes, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

Stephen J. Nolan, American Lung Association National Board Chairsaid the results indicated that "the significant momentum previously achieved with the passage of smokefree workplace laws stalled during 2008."

To date, 24 states and the District have passed comprehensive smokefree laws as part of the American Lung Association's Smokefree Air challenge.

1 Comment:

  1. Anonymous said...
    Any tax exempt political action committees that calls themselves "charities" that, instead of EDUCATING are now LEGISLATING, by spending huge sums of money to hire lobbyists and lawyers to make laws using GESTAPO tactics using LAW ENFORCEMENT, THREATS, INTIMIDATATION, , and SNITCHING to FORCE people to OBEY their guidelines will get NO DONATIONS from me, Contributions to PACs are NOT tax deductable. All my donations are going to local events and groups that depend on local businesses and bingo halls for their support that the bans are affecting. Here are the groups taking that money away from them, all fed by big pharma through their Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "Thank you American Cancer Society. We never knew all you do".

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