Interview with Cynthia Hallett, ANR President and CEO

Cynthia Hallett, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) President and CEO was interviewed by Casino Journal regarding smokefree air:

ANR Aims to Clear the Air
Casino Journal – November 3, 2016
http://www.casinojournal.com/articles/90893-anr-aims-to-clear-the-air

With statistics that show tobacco smoking is losing popularity among the younger generations, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) is lobbying to create a healthier, smoke-free environment for the growing majority.

ANR is the leading national lobbying organization, dedicated to nonsmokers’ rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke and preventing tobacco addiction among youth. According to their website, as of October 1, 2016, there are 4,579 municipalities with laws in effect that restrict where smoking is allowed. There are 1,320 municipalities; and 41 states, along with the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have a 100 percent smoke-free provision in effect in non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants and bars.

Cynthia Hallett, president and CEO of ANR, took some time to talk with Casino Journal Editor Paul Doocey about the lobbying group’s goals within the casino industry and the progress it has made in supporting nonsmoking work environments for gaming employees. Read the full interview.