• “Other workers are protected from secondhand smoke – why should I be any different?” - Heather Hammond, Boise
  • "I don't want anyone else to have to go through what I have because they have to breathe secondhand smoke on the job." -John Miller, Garden City
  • "I work in a non-smoking environment and I support providing ALL workers the right to breathe the same clean air that I do." -TJ Ryan, Idaho Falls
  • "As a cancer survivor, I want to make sure we do all we can do to protect workers from working in potentially cancer causing hazardous environments." - Frank Luzzo, Moscow
No one should have to choose
between a job and good health.

From the Blog

Celebrating the Earth

Smokefree Idaho’s summer is off to a fantastic start! Our first two events, Pocatello’s Environmental Fair and Idaho Falls’ Earth Day, got us great face-to-face time with folks. We educated people about the dangers of secondhand smoke and what they can do about it. Many people signed our petition and to be  volunteers. Stinky’s Cornhole [...]

Digital image by Brennan F. Rego

Breathe easy in Ketchum

On Monday, April 15, the Ketchum City Council voted unanimously to pass a comprehensive smokefree ordinance.  This means bars, small businesses, all hotels/motels, e-cigarettes, hookah bars, all tobacco shops (with the exception of a very narrowly defined retail tobacconist), bus stops and various outdoor areas will be deemed smokefree.  It will go into effect Wednesday, [...]

Job Opportunity in Pocatello

Smokefree Idaho is looking to hire a grassroots advocacy coordinator in Pocatello, Idaho. Applications are currently being accepted. A detailed job description is below. Apply today on Indeed.com! ———– The American Heart Association is accepting resumes/proposals from individuals interested in partnering with us to promote smokefree work environments as part of the Smokefree Idaho coalition [...]

From the Newsroom

Ketchum says butt out of my airspace

Originally published in the Idaho Mountain Express on Jan. 25. Ketchum says butt out of my air space Council orders drafting of smoke-free ordinance By BRENNAN REGO, Express Staff Writer Ketchum residents might soon get even more fresh air than they do now as the city’s officials have approved the drafting of a smoke-free ordinance that [...]

Great American Smokeout an opportunity to consider smoke-free laws in Pocatello

This story was originally published in the Idaho State Journal on Nov. 24, 2012. It was written by Pocatello bar owner Sylvia Hernandez. Thousands of people decide to quit smoking each year as part of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout—a day in November that is a mile marker for those who are ready to [...]

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