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Guide to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Records, 1974-1994 (bulk dates 1978-86)
MSS 94-29  
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Description
This collection documents the work of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) in California.
Background
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rightswas established in 1976 as the Group Against Smoking Pollution (GASP)when several local GASPs across California merged and incorporated. In 1981 California GASP became Californians for Nonsmokers' Rights (CNR).CNR went national in 1986 and became ANR. ANR is a national group which advocates the rights of nonsmokers. ANR has been involved in political campaigns in California for Propositions 5 (1977-1978) and 10 (1979-1980) and 99 (1986), and against Proposition 188 (1994). Nationally ANR has been involved in banning smoking on airline flights and in upholding the Environmental Protection Agency's risk assessment of secondhand smoke as a carcinogen.
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Collection is open for research.