Cities and Counties Nationwide
ANR works with advocates at the local level in many U.S. communities:
Providing ongoing training and technical assistance to many states, including Alaska and Indiana
Tribal relations support to sovereign tribal nations passing smokefree policies
Tracking the tobacco industry at all levels of government
Investigating and researching marijuana industry tactics to roll back smokefree protections; training local coalitions on these tactics and appropriate responses
Most recently, ANR led the charge to pass a comprehensive smokefree ordinance in Atlanta, Georgia, providing long-overdue protections for the city’s hospitality and entertainment workers. ANR is working with partners to pass smokefree policies in the metro Atlanta area including recently passed Dunwoody and City of South Fulton and current campaigns in Gwinnett County and Fayetteville.
ANR worked with its partners in Louisiana to ensure the successful implementation of Shreveport’s smokefree ordinance. Implementation of this comprehensive ordinance, which included bars and casinos, was delayed after heavy lobbying from the casino industry. Implementation was set for August 1, 2021. As this implementation date approached, under intense casino industry pressure, the Shreveport City Council was considering a bill to repeal the new law before it could take effect. On July 13, 2021, the Council voted to keep the law.
ANR will lobby at the federal level on various important issues.