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Check here for updates and media coverage of our efforts for statewide smoke-free indoor workplaces.

News Coverage about Smoke-Free Workplaces

Alaska Passes Statewide Smoke-free Workplaces Bill
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (May 15, 2018)

Fate unclear for Alaska smoke-free workplace bill
Associated Press (March 11, 2018)

Smoking ban remains stuck in committee
KTUU Channel 2 News (March 7, 2018)

Volunteers advocate for smoke-free workplaces, stronger vaping/e-cig laws
KDLL Public Radio for the Central Kenai Peninsula (February 26, 2018)

Senate proposes smoke-free workplaces
The Northern Light (February 20, 2018)

Smoking ban moving through committees, as divisive as ever
Peninsula Clarion (January 29, 2018)

Smoking ban bill advances in Alaska Legislature
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (January 25, 2018)

Lawmaker could thwart Alaska smoking ban proposal again
KTUU Channel 2 News (January 25, 2018)

Mixed feelings over possible smoking ban
Kodiak Daily Mirror (January 30, 2018)

Smoking ban may again be foiled by one legislator
Juneau Empire (January 24, 2018)

AKLEG Recap, Day 8: Smoke-free workplace bill could be snuffed out
The Midnight Sun (January 24, 2018)

The smoke-free workplace bill has a real shot at passing the Legislature this year
The Midnight Sun (January 22, 2018)

Smoke-Free Workplaces Garner Public Support At City Council
News 13 Fairbanks (April 4, 2017)

For fourth year in a row, Alaska Legislature considers bill to make all workplaces smoke-free
KTVA Channel 11 News (February 28, 2017)

The far-reaching effects of eliminating tobacco use on health campuses
Alaska Dispatch News (November 7, 2016)

Alaska among the worst states for smoking-caused cancer deaths
Alaska Dispatch News (October 28, 2016)

Tobacco-free workplaces on the rise
Alaska Dispatch News (May 31, 2016)

Reality Check w/ John Tracy: How an Alaska lawmaker killed a popular health initiative
KTVA Channel 11 News (April 21, 2016)

Alaska workplace smoking ban advocates worry legislation is in limbo
Alaska Dispatch News (April 12, 2016)

Statewide indoor smoking ban passes in Senate
KTVA Channel 11 News (March 31, 2016)

Marijuana, tobacco public smoking ban passes Senate
Alaska Journal of Commerce (March 31, 2016)

Senate votes to ban smoking in bars, restaurants statewide
Juneau Empire (March 30, 2016)

Senate Passes Micciche’s Bill to Ban Smoking in Workplaces
KSRM Radio Kenai (March 30, 2016)

Alaska Senate passes smoking ban bil
KTUU Channel 2 News (March 30, 2016)

Tobacco bill makes progress
Peninsula Clarion (March 23, 2016)

Alaskans speak up about bill to smother smoking
Juneau Empire (March 14, 2016)

Emotional Testimony Over Smoking Ban Bil
KSRM Radio Kenai (March 14, 2016)

Local teens talk about two proposed tobacco laws
Peninsula Clarion (March 3, 2016)

Study says Alaskans Strongly Desire Smoke-Free Workplaces
KTVF Channel 11 (February 1, 2016)

Report: More Alaska teens using e-cigs than cigarettes
Alaska Dispatch News (October 27, 2015)

AARP hosts Mat-Su Borough Candidate Forum
KTUU Channel 2 News (September 17, 2015)

2 Your Health interview: Emily Nenon discusses Kick Butts Day
KTUU Channel 2 News (March 17, 2015)

Work place smoking ban draws supporters, foes
KTUU (February 17, 2015)

Anchorage legislative caucus meeting is a quiet affair
Alaska Dispatch News (January 10, 2015)

Senate bill 1 filed to make Alaska smoke-free in the workplace
KTUU (January 9, 2015)

American Cancer Society Encourages Smoke-Free Work Environment
Your Alaska Link (November 21, 2014)

Legislators to Consider State-Wide Public Smoking Ban, Includes E-Cig
KTUU (April 13, 2014)

Statewide Smoking Ban Gains Traction In Senate
Alaska Public Media (April 9, 2014)

Supporters call for Alaska lawmakers to expand smoke-free workplace laws
SitNews (April 7, 2014)

10 years in the making, smoke-free workplace bill reaches Alaska Legislature
Alaska Dispatch (March 25, 2014)

Lung health groups hoping to breathe fresh air into Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (March 24, 2014)

Advocacy groups voice support for Alaska Smoke-Free Indoor Workplaces bill
Alaska Business Monthly (March 5, 2014)

Bill calls for more Alaska non-smoking areas
KTOO (February 28, 2014)

Smoking Ban Would Expand, Include E-Cigarettes Under House Bill
KTUU (February 28, 2014)

Statewide workplace smoking ban looks to drum up support in Alaska
Alaska Dispatch (February 3, 2014)

What Alaskans Have to Say About Smoke-Free Workplaces 

Support smokefree workplace bill
Juneau Empire (March 8, 2018)

In support of statewide ‘smoke-free’ legislation
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (March 18, 2017)

Extended session? Perfect time for Legislature to clear Alaska’s air
Alaska Dispatch News (June 25, 2017)

Smoke-free workplaces benefit all
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (April 11, 2016)

Smoking restrictions could save lives, money
Peninsula Clarion (April 1, 2016)

Bill includes important ban on e-cigarettes in the workplace
Peninsula Clarion (March 30, 2016)

Support ‘Take it Outside’ legislation
Peninsula Clarion (March 24, 2016)

Protect workers from second-hand smoke
Peninsula Clarion (March 23, 2016)

Urge legislators to pass smoke-free legislation
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (March 19, 2016)

Clear the air for all Alaskans
Alaska Dispatch News (February 12, 2016)

Smokefree Workplaces bill needs consideration
Juneau Empire (February 1, 2016)

Anti-Smoking bill must pass
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (January 16, 2016)

Clean the air – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (November 20, 2015)

E-cig use among teens growing dangerously
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (November 5, 2015)

‘I Want a Smoke-Free Alaska’
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (August 15, 2015)

Letter: Forcing employees to breath toxic chemicals
Juneau Empire (May 7, 2015)

Letter: Support bill for smoke-free workplaces
Alaska Dispatch News (March 26, 2015)

Stand up for smoke-free workplaces
Alaska Dispatch News (March 25, 2015)

Yes to smoke-free workplaces
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (March 13, 2015)

Empire Editorial: Secondhand smoke is a threat statewide
Juneau Empire (February 26, 2015)

Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature
Juneau Empire (February 26, 2015)

Support smoke-free workplaces
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (February 26, 2015)

Smoking, or vaping, bad news both ways
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (February 19, 2015)

Misty Jensen supports smoke-free bill
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (January 15, 2015)

Celebrating smoke free
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (January 12, 2015)

Senate Bill 1 will protect all workers
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (January 12, 2015)

Time for smoke-free workplaces
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (December 21, 2014)

Grand Camp supports smoke-free workplaces
Juneau Empire (October 18, 2014)

My Turn: Think E-cigarette are fun? Think again…
Juneau Empire (September 7, 2014)

Smokers should take it outside, consider the health of others
Anchorage Daily News (April 16, 2014)

Pass smoke-free workplace law
Anchorage Daily News (April 14, 2014)

No one should have to choose between between air and a job
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (April 12, 2014)

Eradicate secondhand smoke
Anchorage Daily News (April 11, 2014)

It’s about time we go smoke-free
Anchorage Daily News (April 11, 2014)

Smoke-free air is better for Alaska
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (April 5, 2014)

Alaska is dying for a statewide smoke-free workplace policy
Alaska Dispatch (April 4, 2014)

Workers have rights to clean air
Anchorage Daily News (April 3, 2014)

In support of smoke-free workplaces
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (April 3, 2014)

Going smoke-free a ‘no-brainer’
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (April 3, 2014)

Judy Donegan enjoys smoke-free environment
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (April 3, 2014)

Supports statewide smoke-free workplace
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (March 23, 2014)

We have the best fresh air in the nation
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (March 23, 2014)

Hospital CEO supports ‘take it outside’ legislation
Peninsula Clarion (March 6, 2014)

Smoke-free is smart business
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (January 21, 2014)

Two more tribes go tobacco-free in Southeast Alaska
SEARHC (November 14, 2012)

Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) supports statewide smokefree workplaces
Keep It Sacred (November 28, 2011)