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2021
 

WATCH: AC Casino Workers Get National Attention for Fight to Close Smoking Loophole
November 30, 2021
 
Smokefree Advocates Respond to Senator Sweeney Comments Today on Closing the Casino Loophole
November 18, 2021
 
Smokefree Casino Advocates Cheer Selection of Churchill Downs for Indiana Gaming License
November 18, 2021
 
Nebraska’s Smokefree Casino Policy Will Protect the Health of Workers & Guests
November 18, 2021
 
Smokefree Parx Casino Leads Pennsylvania to Record Revenue in October
November 17, 2021
 
New Vigo County Gaming License Should be Granted to a Smokefree Casino
November 12, 2021
 
Air Quality Report Shows Smoke-Free Ordinance in Shreveport Working
November 9, 2021
 
Air is Life Act of 2021 Signed into Law
November 8, 2021
 
Navajo Nation President Signs Bill to Make Its 4 Casinos Smokefree
November 8, 2021
 
Smokefree Advocates Remember Gov. Minner as Champion for Clean Air, Including at Casinos
November 5, 2021
 
Smokefree Casino Advocates Respond to New Jersey Election Results, Urge Action in Lame Duck
November 3, 2021
 
AGA CEO Says Casinos Going Smokefree "Hasn't Led to a Decrease in Business"
October 28, 2021
 
Park MGM President Says Going Smokefree Has Been “a Very Positive Differentiator”
October 25, 2021
 
Navajo Nation Council Adopts Smokefree Legislation, Including at Casinos
October 20, 2021

Despite Sweeney, Mazzeo & Polistina Agree on Making AC Casinos Smokefree Indoors
October 18, 2021

Empty Rhetoric at G2E?
October 8, 2021
 
At G2E, Frontline Casino Workers to Speak Out Against Smoking At Their Workplaces
October 5, 2021
 
NEW VIDEO: Governor Murphy Says Unequivocally He'll Sign Bill to Make AC Casinos Smokefree
September 23, 2021
 
Advocates Call on Newsweek to Drop Caesars from Its “Most Responsible Companies” List
September 22, 2021
 
As Hispanic Heritage Month Begins, Smokefree Casino Advocates Highlight Disproportionate Burden On Latino Workers
September 15, 2021

 
Smokefree AC Push Heats Up Ahead of Lame Duck Session
September 7, 2021

On Eve of Labor Day, Advocates Call on New Jersey Legislators to Act to Protect Casino Workers By Closing Loophole
September 3, 2021
 
No Mask Exceptions for Smoking Indoors at Nevada Casinos, Says Smokefree Casino Advocates
July 27, 2021
 
Smokefree Casino Advocates Call On NJ Lawmakers to Return Tobacco Money
July 23, 2021
 
Caesars Buying Superdome Naming Rights Shows Fears of Smokefree Policies are Unfounded
July 23, 2021
 
BREAKING: Atlantic City Casinos Set Revenue Record While Operating Smokefree in June
July 16, 2021
 
Smokefree Casino Advocates Mark Victory for Gaming Employees, Guests in Shreveport
July 14, 2021
 
As Oakland A's Explore Las Vegas, Advocates Call on MLB to Join the Fight for Smokefree Casinos
June 29, 2021
 
Return of Indoor Smoking at PA Casinos "Misguided and Dangerous" for Employees & Guests
June 28, 2021
 
In Pennsylvania, "Group Wants to Keep Casinos Smoke-Free"
June 1, 2021
 
Banner Highlighting Smokefree AC Casinos to Fly Above Jersey Shore This Memorial Day Weekend
May 27, 2021
 
Yet Another Tribal Casino Goes Smokefree--Even As Other COVID Restrictions Are Lifted
May 27, 2021
 
Support Grows for Bill to Make Atlantic City Casinos Smokefree As More Lawmakers Sign On
May 24, 2021
 
Smokefree Casino Advocates Respond to Reports That Gov. Murphy Plans to Drop Mask Mandate Next Week
May 21, 2021
 
Casino Influencer Reaching Millions to Stop Visiting Casinos That Permit Smoking Indoors
May 17, 2021
 
On 6th Anniversary, Advocates Highlight Success of New Orleans Smokefree Ordinance That Includes Gaming Venues
April 21, 2021
 
Business Argument Against Smokefree Casinos Falls Apart as Pennsylvania Posts Record Revenue in March
April 16, 2021
 
Smokefree Advocates Respond to New Jersey Casino Executive's Disregard for Employee Health
April 6, 2021
 
New Player Survey to Help Casinos Gauge Smoking Preferences
March 23, 2021
 
Smokefree Advocates Praise New Mexico House Committee Passage of Bill to Make Racinos Smokefree
February 25, 2021
 
Prominent Former NJ Senator: "I Really Don't Think [Smoking] is Coming Back" to Atlantic City
February 22, 2021
 
During Black History Month, Advocates Call on Casinos to Back Up Words With Actions to Provide Smokefree Work Environments
February 19, 2021
 
Health Advocacy Groups Oppose Efforts To Weaken Smoke-Free Protections And Urge Senate To Vote No
February 17, 2021
 
ANR Letter to President Biden  
January 27, 2021

Smokefree Casino Advocates Mark 15th Anniversary of Smokefree Hotels, Urge Gaming Companies to “Catch Up with Other Modern Businesses”
January 15, 2021

 

2020


Smokefree Casino Advocates Applaud Announcement of 4 More Casinos Going Smokefree
December 18, 2020

In Letter, Gov. Sisolak Urged to Require Smokefree Casinos Instead of Forcing Closures
November 19, 2020

Gov. Holcomb’s Guidance on Smokefree Casinos Falls Short in Keeping Gaming Employees Safe
November 17, 2020

New AGA Report Shows Smokefree Casinos Increasing Revenue 
November 16, 2020
 
Smokefree Policies in PA, NJ Casinos Help Keep Nearly All Workers COVID-Free
November 10, 2020
 
New Study Finds Growing Support Among Nevadans For Smokefree Casinos Law
October 6, 2020

Further Resources

Lists & Maps

Our sister organization, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, provides information on the issues of smoking prevention, the benefits of smokefree air, and the right to breathe smokefree air, including educational resources for schools, health departments, medical organizations, and others; including smokefree lists and maps.

Casino Videos

Smokefreecasinos.org is a project of the American Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) Foundation to provide resources and information about the health and other benefits of smokefree commercial and Tribal casinos, including videos.

Musician Testimonials

Smokefree Music Cities is a project of the American Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) Foundation in partnership with other public health and musician-oriented organizations working to improve musicians' health. Read testimonials in support from many musicians.