The Problem

Have you joined the movement yet? People from near and far are joining the Smokefree New Orleans campaign to protect employees in New Orleans’ bars, casinos, and the entertainment industry from exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace. As you may know, The Louisiana Smokefree Air, “Act 815,” prohibits smoking in public places and restaurants, but does not include stand-alone bars and gaming facilities. That means that more than 6,000 employees working in venues including bars, casinos, entertainers, DJs, musicians, and their customers are still exposed to toxic levels of secondhand smoke. We support healthier air for ALL of New Orleans’ employees, residents, and visitors.