The American Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) Foundation, is a 501(c)3, educational nonprofit organization, which creates comprehensive programs to prevent the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and smoking among youth and adults. Founded in 1986, the organization has more than 20 years experience promoting prevention and education about smoking, secondhand smoke, and exposing tobacco industry interference with public health policies. Our goals include educating the public about the health effects of secondhand smoke and the benefits of smokefree environments. Ultimately, our efforts are intended to create a smokefree generation of Americans that rejects tobacco use and is savvy to tobacco industry tactics.
We work with individuals by answering questions about smokefree air, providing accurate information about the dangers of secondhand smoke, and providing assistance in promoting nonsmokers rights. We routinely receive requests for information from parents, educators, and other community members. ANR Foundation also works directly with youth by providing educational materials and training seminars to aid in the quest for a smokefree environment.
ANR Foundation works with state and community coalitions, as well as their stakeholders, including health departments, schools, hospitals, policy-makers, service providers, and other community members and organizations. We build the capacity of these groups to plan, deliver, and evaluate community interventions, health communication initiatives, and policy efforts to prevent smoking and promote smokefree air.
On a national level, ANR Foundation identifies emerging issues in the field and helps set a national policy agenda for smokefree air. Our work routinely involves strategic planning and training with government agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as national leaders in tobacco research, prevention, and policy-setting, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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