Surgical Smoke-Free OR
Everyone Deserves a Smoke-Free OR
Legislative and Regulatory Initiatives
AORN is leading the efforts to make smoke evacuation the law across the country and ensure that all operating rooms are surgical smoke-free. Fourteen states - Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington - have gone surgical smoke-free. Interested in legislation for your state? The first step is to connect with AORN Government Affairs.
Be a part of the effort
Get involved with AORN’s policy efforts to make every state surgical-smoke free.
Log in and download the AORN Surgical Smoke Evacuation Legislation Checklist.
Surgical Smoke Resources
Read the latest news from AORN about surgical smoke evacuation policy initiatives and review current smoke evacuation legislation. Learn how to become an effective advocate at your capitol.
To access the list of smoke evacuation bills, please login with your AORN membership username and password.
Have a new smoke law in your state?
Surgical Smoke FAQs
Clinical and Educational Resources
Below are non-legislative surgical smoke resources and information on how to help others understand the importance of surgical smoke-free facilities.
- Member-Only Access: State of the Science: A Concept Analysis of Surgical Smoke
- Member-Only Access: Surgical Smoke: Putting the Pieces Together to Become Smoke Free
- Clinical FAQs regarding Surgical Smoke
- Surgical Smoke Guideline Essentials
- Management of Surgical Smoke Tool Kit
- AORN Go Clear Award™
- Johns Hopkins Smoke-Free Surgery Policy Brief
- Smoke & COVID-19 FAQs