About the CCAA

The CCAA was founded in August 1995. The group is involved in quality of life improvement initiatives. Members of the coalition provide educational services to elected officials, health policy specialists and people around the world.
Citizens for Clean Air and Clean Lungs

Coalition members believe it is important for smokers, representatives of the tobacco industry, elected politicians and other officials, and business leaders to understand the dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke, officially referred to as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).

Many nonsmokers, as well as smokers, are unaware the risks of ETS. Children, in particular, comprise a group that is at high risk. These innocent victims cannot control the quality of their environment. They are unaware the consequences of an unhealthy environment. As dependents, they are unable to free themselves from these dangerous and deadly toxins.

This effort focuses on issues of tobacco and second-hand tobacco smoke, yet our efforts include all substances that pose a health risk to apartment residents.

The law is clear that individuals maintain no legal or constitutional right to smoke, even in one's dwelling, according to John Banzhaf, professor of law at George Washington University and director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

Owners of multi-dwelling units, apartments and townhouses have the authority to set standards for how their buildings are to be used. Landlords are free to refuse to allow smoking, just as they are free to refuse to rent to people with pets. It is a matter of preservation of property.

The coalition is directed by Scott Goold.

CCAA headquarters are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their mailing address is:
4513 Oahu Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
email: info@infoimagination.org

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