This collection is a continuation of the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Records (MSS 94-29), and covers the period of 1980-1996.
The materials in the collection document anti-smoking activities on a national and international scale, focusing primarily
on legislation and litigation, although it also includes some program materials relating to California Proposition 99-funded
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) was established in 1976 as the Group Against Smoking Pollution (GASP) when several
local GASP chapters across California merged and incorporated. In 1981 California GASP became Californians for Nonsmokers'
Rights (CNR). CNR went national in 1986 and became ANR. ANR advocates the rights of nonsmokers. It has been involved in political
campaigns in California for Propositions 5 (1977-1978), 10 (1979-1980), and 99 (1986), and against Proposition 188 (1994).
ANR has put nonsmokers' rights on the national agenda, by working to ban smoking on airline flights, and upholding the Environmental
Protection Agency's risk assessment of secondhand smoke as a carcinogen. ANR works with cities and counties to enact local
ordinances to protect nonsmokers on the job, in restaurants and public places, and on public transportation. ANR has established
a National Resource Center to provide information and technical assistance to government agencies, local advocates and the
media. ANR's mission, history, and programs are described on their Web site at
5 cartons, 1 oversize box
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