Iowa's Smokefree Air Act Marks 10thAnniversary

Iowa Governor Chet Culver signed the Smokefree Air Act into law in 2008. On the Act’s five-year anniversary, a poll by theAmerican Cancer Society Action Network found 82 percent of registered Iowa voters indicated their support of the law banning workplace smoking and said it had made Iowa a better place to live.The Smoke Free Air Act was the catalyst for many smoke-free initiatives,” said Buchanan County Community Partnership Coordinator, Nora Kurtovic.“Iowans are now protected from second hand smoke not only in the workplace, but in hundreds of parks andoutdoor entertainment areas,and smoke-free rentals are listed on the Smoke Free Homes Registry.”For more information about the Smoke Free Air Act, including frequently asked questions about the law, visit access the Smoke Free Homes Registry, go to if you are ready to quit tobacco, call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), or Registration specialists and Quit Coaches® are available 24 hoursa day.