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.