This 2019 report from the Americans For Nonsmokers Rights Foundation provides a thorough look at gaps in protections from secondhand smoke in the United States. It documents current smokefree protections and disparities in secondhand smoke exposure.
This report aims to:
- Increase awareness of the ongoing problem of secondhand smoke exposure.
- Highlight the drastic gaps in smokefree protections and the physical and fiscal health consequences that follow.
- Encourage public health and social justice advocates and professionals to prioritize smokefree policy development to protect and improve the health and safety of all workers and patrons.
- Offer strategic advice to increase civic engagement as well as build public support to close smokefree gaps and improve community health.