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
- E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults – A Report of the Surgeon General (Executive Summary)
- Health Effects of E-Cigarette Use Among U.S. Youth and Young Adults (Excerpt from “E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults” by the U.S. Surgeon General)
- Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes and Young People (U.S. Surgeon General)
Smoke-Free Alaska Coalition
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
- E-Cigarettes: Are they safe? Will they help smokers quit?
- The Health and Economic Benefits of Making Alaska Smoke-Free
- The Challenge, the Facts, the Solution: Smoke-Free State and Local Campaigns
American Heart Association
- Association Between Smoke-Free Legislation and Hospitalizations for Cardiac, Cerebrovascular, and Respiratory Diseases
- Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects: Making Sense of the Evidence
American Lung Association
- Secondhand Smoke Health Effects
- State Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Fact Sheet
- State Laws Restricting Smoking by Location
- Alaska State Smoking Restrictions
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights