National Director, Tobacco Programs
American Lung Association
Bill Blatt is director of tobacco control programs at the American Lung Association National Office in Washington, DC. He has been with the American Lung Association since 2003 and is responsible for all of the Lung Association's health education activities related to tobacco prevention and cessation. Blatt's accomplishments at the Lung Association include the creation and release of new editions of our adult cessation program Freedom From Smoking® and the new Freedom From Smoking® Plus, as well as Not On Tobacco® (N-O-T), America's most widely used smoking cessation program for teens. He was lead author of the 2010 report Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community, and project director of the 2012 report Cutting Tobacco's Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities, both part of the Lung Association's Disparities in Lung Health series. Blatt has also worked on a number of community health and systems change projects on topics including smokefree multi-unit housing and improving health equity, particularly regarding tobacco use in the low socioeconomic status, LGBT and behavioral health populations. Blatt has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health degree, both from the University of Arizona.