News: Smoke-free Environments

American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” Report Release

The 20th annual American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives. The report serves as a blueprint for […]

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posted on 01/27/2022

Legislation to ban smoking in casinos reintroduced

By Eric Conklin, The Press of Atlantic City January 12- A group of state senators has reintroduced a bill to permanently make Atlantic City’s casinos smoke-free. The new bill, S264, was introduced in the Senate and […]

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posted on 01/13/2022

Anti-Smoking Group Taking Another Swing at Casino Smoking Ban

By: Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal The battle to ban smoking in casinos is heating up again. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a California-based advocacy group seeking to ban smoking in casinos nationwide, has jumped on […]

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posted on 08/13/2021

NTPC Position Statement: Secondhand Cannabis Smoke

Smoke is Smoke Secondhand cannabis smoke is a complex chemical mixture of smoke emitted from combusted cannabis and the smoke that is exhaled by the user.1 It contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical responsible for most of […]

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posted on 06/09/2021

Smoke Free Truckee Meadows

It’s time to clear the air. For work. For play. For life. Smoke Free Truckee Meadows, led by NTPC, and supported by numerous partners and organizations, is working to ensure smoke-free air for everyone in the […]

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posted on 05/03/2021

New Brief Outlines Devastating Harms from Tobacco Use and Exposure to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke During Pregnancy and Throughout Childhood

March 16, 2021 World Health Organization Statement A new WHO report, Tobacco control to improve child health and development, calls for raising awareness among practitioners and policymakers about the importance of strong tobacco control measures for protecting the […]

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posted on 03/19/2021

UNR Student Advocates for Smoke-Free Movement

Guest Blog: Sydney Miranda, University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences I am a Community Health Sciences student at the University of Nevada, Reno, set to graduate in spring of 2021. This semester I have […]

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posted on 12/03/2020

It’s Time for Casinos and Bars to be 100% Smoke-Free

Blog By: Kelli Goatley-Seals, MPH, NTPC President When my son turned 16, he started looking for a job. Here is important context: I am a former contractor for a local health insurance company who provided wellness education to […]

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posted on 11/20/2020

Park MGM is a good start, but smoke free should be the new standard on the Las Vegas strip

By: Cynthia Hallett, The Nevada Independent Earlier this year, a longtime Las Vegas gaming employee named Steve called in to KNPR and summarized for listeners why the city’s casinos must finally go smoke free. “I started dealing on […]

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posted on 10/26/2020

Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition Challenging More Casinos to go Smoke-Free

By: KTNV Staff, KTNV The Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition (NTPC), comprised of collaborating public health and private partner organizations, is celebrating MGM’s decision to open the Park MGM and NoMad in Las Vegas smoke-free. In addition […]

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posted on 09/28/2020