Our mission is to promote smokefree air as the national norm through prevention education programs, information dissemination, technical assistance, and training.
Because everyone deserves the right to breathe smokefree air!
"The first national organization to focus on the need for a local clean indoor air policy was ANR, which is still the recognized leader in the field. They maintain a database of local ordinances and their provisions in order to track progress in eliminating unintended loopholes and addressing legal issues."
U.S. Surgeon General's Report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, Chapter 10, page 580, June 2006.
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is the leading national lobbying organization (501 (c) 4), dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation.
Formed in 1976, ANR's activities began with efforts to enact legislation to protect nonsmokers in the workplace and enclosed public places. ANR has promoted clean indoor air ordinances in thousands of communities and states, and assists countries and communities around the globe to enact smokefree regulations.