Navigation Links
National Council of Legislators From Gaming States Adopts Resolution Supporting 100% Smokefree Gaming Venues
Date:1/14/2009

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), an organization comprised of lawmakers from states with casinos and other forms of state-regulated gaming, formally adopted a resolution Saturday encouraging states to take action to make all gaming worksites smokefree.

The resolution was adopted at the NCLGS 2009 Winter Meeting, held last weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona. The resolution, sponsored by Delaware state representative William Oberle, the current president of NCLGS, was passed by the NCLGS Committee on Casinos and approved by Executive Committee.

Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, said, "We applaud NCLGS for approving this landmark resolution. It should serve as a wake up call to lawmakers to stop delaying on smokefree protections for all workers. For a casino worker, every day breathing secondhand smoke in the workplace is one too many. Everyone has the right to breathe smokefree air - regardless of the color of their collar."

The NCLGS resolution encourages lawmakers to include casinos and other gaming venues in smokefree workplace laws. In addition, it recommends that smokefree air be included in state-tribal gaming compact agreements. This news comes as several states and tribes around the U.S. will be considering smokefree laws that include gaming facilities. A number of states, such as Illinois, Delaware, and Colorado, already have smokefree casinos, while others are expected to consider strengthening state smokefree laws to include gaming worksites.

Secondhand smoke is a proven cause of heart disease, cancer and respiratory illnesses, according to the 2006 US Surgeon General's Report, and approximately 50,000 die every year in the United States due to secondhand smoke exposure. This landmark report also reaffirmed that smoking sections, segregated smoking rooms and even sophisticated ventilation and air filtration systems are ineffective at eliminating health risks due to secondhand smoke.

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (www.no-smoke.org) is a national, member-based, not-for-profit organization based in Berkeley, CA that is dedicated to helping nonsmokers breathe smokefree air in enclosed public places and workplaces.

Additional Resources:

NCLGS Press Release - Smokefree Gaming Resolution:

http://www.nclgs.org/PDFs/8000919.pdf

NCLGS Resolution (Text):

http://www.nclgs.org/PDFs/8000827h.pdf

ANR Map and List of Smokefree Gaming Laws:

http://no-smoke.org/pdf/100smokefreecasinos.pdf

ANR Factsheet "Secondhand Smoke and Gaming Facilities":

http://no-smoke.org/pdf/shsandcasinos.pdf

    Contact:  Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director
    Phone:  (510) 717-4302
    Email:  cynthia.hallett@no-smoke.org
    Web: http://ga1.org/ct/jd111111FXNH/anr_website


'/>"/>
SOURCE Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AUDIO from Medialink and the National Meningitis Association: Peak Season for Meningitis
2. Genworth Forges Strategic Relationship with National LTC Network
3. Uno Chicago Grill(R) Rolls Out Gluten-Free Pizza Nationally
4. Med-Emerg International Inc. receives court approval for AIM Health Group arrangement
5. National Children's Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers
6. Micro-Preemie Survives to Become March of Dimes 2009 National Ambassador
7. National Childrens Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers
8. Letting infants watch TV can do more harm than good says wide-ranging international review
9. Rodobo International, Inc. Files Fiscal Year 2008 SEC Form 10-K
10. Divided We Fail Launches Next Phase of National Campaign to Fix Americas Health and Economic Crises
11. PRA Expands Capabilities to Execute Multinational Trials in Asia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... “Spiritual Vitamins: A Spiritual ... with God. “Spiritual Vitamins: A Spiritual Energy Booster” is the creation of published ... Mathai Yohannan’s new book engages the mind and spirit in a quest for ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... ... “The Octagon of Spiritual Balances”: a guide for the Christian seeking ... published author, Pastor Bernard J. Weathers, pastor of Word of Faith Ministries, in Colonia, ... and a master degree in theology. , ““The Octagon of Spiritual Balances” exposes the ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... ... scientific article suggests that autologous fat grafting—taking one’s own fat and ... naturally, without breast implants. , Cosmetic Surgeon and Medical Director of MilfordMD ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... Friday, January 20, with the bipartisan original co-sponsorship of nearly one-quarter of the ... 12. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) strongly backs the legislation. ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2017 ... ... today issued the following statement on the imposition of the Mexico City Policy, ... , The policy, enacted again today through Executive action, prohibits foreign non-governmental organizations ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/24/2017)... 2017 Laboratory Markets Limited has completed a ... spectrometry in both clinical and research laboratory settings. This ... size of $6.8 billion and growing to $9.2 billion ... the use of mass spectrometry across more than 5,200 ... investigated growth in the use of mass spectrometry in ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... , Jan. 23, 2017 The Pharmacy ... the implementation of the planned 2020 accredited education ... PTCB originally announced in 2013 that the requirement ... a road map of program changes designed to ... in the pharmacy. "We have ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... , Jan. 23, 2017  Based on ... Frost & Sullivan recognizes Ansell, a global leader ... & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. Ansell,s ... and a wide global footprint have placed it ... hand protection market. The Company,s established product line ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: