About Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
and the ANR Foundation
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) is a nonprofit public interest group formed in 1976 to protect the right of nonsmokers to smokefree air. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation.
ANR’s activities began with efforts to enact legislation to protect nonsmokers in the workplace and enclosed public areas. By 1997, ANR had promoted the enactment of more than 1,000 city and county ordinances across the United States. In the process, ANR has become a national resource on the issues of nonsmokers’ rights, secondhand smoke, and tobacco in general.
The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANRF), ANR’s educational arm, promotes smoking prevention and education about smoking, secondhand smoke, and the tobacco industry.
ANR and the ANR Foundation have many other publications and resources that you may find helpful. These include:
Clearing the Air
This guidebook distills ANR’s 20 years of tobacco control experience and walks the reader step-by-step through the process of organizing for and passing a local clean indoor air ordinance.
ANR Materials Diskette
A floppy disk containing a collection of all our fact sheets, advocacy tip sheets, position papers, ordinance lists, and model ordinances. This information is great to share with the press, put in council packets, use as handouts in meetings and presentations, and to educate your coalition.
How to Butt In: Teens Take Action Guidebook
This brief book, written specifically for teens, provides encouragement and helpful hints as well as sample letters, press releases and PSAs to make becoming socially active both fun and effective.
Teens As Teachers
This award-winning tobacco prevention program centers on a day-long workshop in which high school teens are trained to create and deliver effective smokefree messages to younger students.
For more information on these resources or for a complete list of publications and resources, please contact the ANR Foundation, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite J, Berkeley, CA 94702. Phone: (510) 841-3032. You may also want to visit our website: www.no-smoke.org or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.