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 their adult cessation program Freedom From Smoking®, Freedom From Smoking® Online and Not On Tobacco® (N-O-T), America's most widely used smoking cessation program for teens. Blatt was also 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 played a major role in Expanding Smokefree Communities, a federally-funded project to improve health equity through community-level systems change efforts including smokefree multi-unit housing and integrating tobacco screening and referral into health systems. Blatt has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health degree, both from the University of Arizona.