State of Tobacco Control 2014

TOBACCO REPORT CARD CALLS ON CALIFORNIA TO RENEW ITS COMMITMENT TO ELIMINATE TOBACCO-CAUSED DEATH AND DISEASE

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The State of Tobacco Control 2014 grades all fifty states and the federal government on four key tobacco control policies - tobacco control and prevention spending, smokefree air, cigarette tax, and cessation coverage. In conjunction with the national report, State of Tobacco Control 2014 - California Local Grades issues grades for all 482 cities and 58 counties in California on policies for smokefree outdoor air, smokefree housing, and reducing sales of tobacco products.

Fifty years after the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health was issued on January 11, 1964, this year's State of Tobacco Control report finds that despite great strides in reducing smoking rates in America, tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and illness in the U.S. The Lung Association urges our nation to renew its commitment to eliminate tobacco-caused death and disease. 
 

View the Press Release - Boletin de Prensa en espanol


sotc2014-logoView the nationwide American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2014 at www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org



Download the State of Tobacco Control 2014 - California Local Grades

 

SOTC 2013 - Large BannerView last year's State of Tobacco Control report here.





For media inquiries, contact: 
Maria Bernabe, 310.735.9184, Maria.Bernabe@lung.org

English and Spanish-language spokespeople are available for interviews.