Why Smoke-Free Workplaces?

Why should all indoor workplaces in Alaska be smoke-free?

We’re closer to protecting Alaskan employees from the effects of secondhand smoke than we’ve ever been before. More than half of Alaskans live in communities with smoke-free workplace laws in place, but many of the rest live in areas that are unable to enact smoke-free workplace laws due to limited power in the local government. The next logical step is to go statewide and take a stand for all Alaskan workers. It’s good for business, it creates a healthier environment for employees and customers, and it’s the right thing to do. All Alaskans have the right to breathe smoke-free air. Let’s do what we can to protect that right.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Smoke-Free Alaska Coalition

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights