Tobacco Control


Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death and disease in California. Despite significant gains in the last 20 years, four million Californians still smoke, and smoking kills nearly 40,000 people every year. Every day, the tobacco industry wages a multi-million dollar campaign that glamorize smoking, and more than 36,000 kids start smoking each year in California.

We continue to fight to eliminate the impact of tobacco and make California smokefree through our work in the following areas:

2015 State of Tobacco Control Report

2014 State of Tobacco Control Report

If you are interested in joining us in eliminating tobacco and protecting our kids from the harmful effects of smoking,
sign up for our Action Network and make your voice be heard.

We also offer programs to help those who want to quit smoking.  

Special Project

Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing

The American Lung Association in California's Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing helps local communities with tobacco policy objectives by using community organizing strategies and providing public policy resources and guidance. The Center tracks tobacco industry campaign contributions and provides policy information and analysis for significant tobacco control bills, emerging issues like tobacco retailer licensing and smoke-free multi-unit housing, and breaking news stories.