Success from 1972

No smokingAt our 1972 General Assembly, we passed a General Resolution calling for “the banning of smoking from all closed places of public meeting.”1

We were out front on this issue, as this was one year before Arizona became the first state to have some smoke-free public places.2

It was a small social justice issue, yet it’s good to see the arc of the universe still bending towards justice!3



1 “Smoking in Public Places,”, June 1972,

2 Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Acute Coronary Events, The Background of Smoking Bans (National Academies Press (US), 2010),

3 Unitarian Minister Theodore Parker, 1853