Monday, December 3, 2007

Is another Clemson victory near?

Action Alert! Clemson Considers Smokefree Ordinance
Will ALL workers be protected?

Please attend tonight’s Clemson City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Your presence is requested as the Council discusses a smokefree ordinance. The ordinance draft and meeting agenda are available at the following links.

Please be aware that smokefree ordinances are intended to protect ALL workers from exposure to deadly secondhand smoke, especially in indoor workplaces and indoor public areas. The Tobacco Industry frequently introduces “private club” exemptions as a means to avoid compliance with these laws and provide a loophole for compliance with smokefree ordinances. The revised draft of Clemson’s ordinance provides for a private club exemption, but does not mention the protection of workers inside those establishments.

Time/Location: 7:30pm, Council Chambers, Clemson City Hall, 1250 Tiger Blvd. Suite 1 Clemson, SC 29631
Citizen participation: persons who wish to speak may do so during a “public session” at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers may address council for up to 3 minutes each. There is no need to sign up in advance. The period will be announced.

Clemson City Council meeting agenda HYPERLINK ""

Clemson smokefree ordinance draft (revised)

For details contact: Dan Carrigan, Smoke-Free Action Network, 843-509-5272

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Catching up

A number of interesting stories to read:

- This one from the Great American Smokeout

- This one is about a NEW smoke free ordinance in Oconee County!

- This article is about some new developments in Rock Hill

Cigar Meeting....

A great article in the New York Times about a Cigar Show. Researchers tracked the air quality inside the show. Very insightful.... Check it out

Sunday, September 2, 2007

News from across the State

Dianne Wilson's piece in the Myrtle Beach paper

And clips from Dan Carrigan in the opinion section

From the independent mail a good article on Clemson's movement towards clean air.


As of Sept 1 the Town of Mount Pleasant is smoke free! We congratulate the town on moving forward with this all too important legislation. Mount Pleasant now joins the City of Charleston and Sullivan's Island in this growing movement.

Make sure you get out continue to support these smoke free businesses

Saturday, August 18, 2007

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's SC Clean Air....

On Sunday, a banner will be pulled up and down Charleston area beaches in what may be the first flight ever of its kind in the United States to promote a new smokefree ordinance. The flight is part of an implementation campaign for Charleston's new smokefree ordinance promoted by smokefree groups statewide. Look for the message "FreshAirEverywhere" while enjoying Charleston's beaches from 2:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday, August 19, 2007. Flight will run from Isle of Palms to Seabrook Island and back.

Please encourage your friends to head out to the beach to see the banner, and don't forget to email us any pictures you get of this historic flight (

Also a special ALERT for those in the Clemson area

The City of Clemson will discuss a smokefree ordinance at its next meeting on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 6:45pm. Supporters are encouraged to attend!
Location: Clemson City Hall, 1250 Tiger Blvd in the Municipal Complex. Come show your support for everyone's right to breathe clean air.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Lander University

Here is an update on Surfside beach

as well as a fascinating article about Lander University. Lander has decided to ban all tobacco products from their campus. This would be the first time a campus in SC had made such a drastic move. We will follow the story as it develops.