Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Mount Pleasant makes headway!

Last night Mount Pleasant decided to move forward with their efforts to become smoke free.

News 4 covered the story as did the Post and Courier.

More details are available in our Action Alert. If you do not currently receive action alerts email us at

Thank you to everyone who showed up at the Council meeting last night, you helped show the council that we need leaders who will act NOW!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Smoke-free training announced

Making Your Town Smokefree!

A special training by leading national experts in smokefree indoor air policy

Help your community join the thousands of South Carolinians and the majority of U.S. citizens who now enjoy healthy, smokefree environments.

Sullivan’s Island, Liberty, Greenville, Charleston, Columbia, Bluffton, and Beaufort County have all passed smokefree indoor air laws.


If you’ve been wondering…
– Why smokefree environments are so important
– How do I get my community to support a smokefree campaign
– How do I get my lawmakers to enact a smokefree policy

Two trainings will be offered for anyone interested in helping to make their communities smokefree. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn from the best!

This training is FREE! Lunch is provided.

RSVP is required.

Charleston, SC
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Location: TBA
RSVP Contact: Dan Carrigan,

Greenville, SC
Friday, February 23, 2007
Location: TBA
RSVP Contact: Terry Taylor,

Space is limited, please RSVP soon!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Movement across the state

Yesterday was a big day for those in the smoke free movement.

In Aiken county a new smoke free law was passed, but it exempted bars. While we applaud their efforts it is imperative that bars be included in these new smoke free laws. We must protect ALL workers and that includes those who work in bars. You can read the full article from the Aiken Standard.

The most exciting news came from Hilton Head where a true comprehensive smoke free ordinance was passed! We applaud Hilton Head and thank the advocates who have been calling and writing their elected officials to get this new law passed. You can read about the great news in the Island Packet.

We will keep you updated on more news from across the state as it comes in.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Mount Pleasant decides not to protect workers

This morning a Mount Pleasant town council sub-committee decided not to push forward with a new smoking ordinance.

Mayor Hallman led the stall technique by stating that they could bring this up at any time but wanted to wait on a ruling from lawsuit being brought against Sullivan's Island. According to Mayor Hallman he didn't "want to cross the street and kick a sleeping dog". We need a strong show of support for this ordinance. While there will be no voting on this issue at the next council meeting we need to keep pressure on these elected officials.

Please call Mayor Hallman and tell him that you are disappointed they are stalling on this issue and that you want him to take immediate action.
Mayor Hallman - 843-884-8517

We will keep you posted on Aiken county and Hilton Head as we get more news

Monday, February 5, 2007

Aiken, Mount Pleasant, Rock Hill

3 more cities are considering going smoke free!


Mount Pleasant

Rock Hill


Welcome to Smoke Free Action Network's blog.

South Carolina is making huge progress towards becoming smoke free! Recently Charleston decided to go smoke free and as we expand our efforts we have once again started up the blog in hopes of sharing news from across the state regarding new smoking ordinances. In the following days Aiken county and the town of Mount Pleasant will be considering passing new laws. We will of course keep you posted as soon as we have news on these two municipalities.

To keep up to date and network with other concerned citizens please join our Facebook group "Smoke Free SC"

As always we welcome your comments, concerns, news stories etc.