American Lung Association Releases “State of Tobacco Control 2016” Report
(February 1, 2016) - Phoenix, AZ
For more information please contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Date: 02/01/16
CONTACT: JoAnna Strother | American Lung Association of the Southwest
P: 602-429-0002 E: [email protected]
MEDIA ALERT: American Lung Association Releases “State of Tobacco Control 2016” Report
PHOENIX (February 1) –
WHAT: The American Lung Association is releasing the results of its 14th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report, which tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state level, assigning grades based on whether laws are protecting citizens from tobacco-caused death and disease. This year’s report also highlights the fact that one in four kids in the U.S. still use tobacco products, and that urgent action is needed by our elected officials to address the tobacco epidemic.
WHERE: Website for “State of Tobacco Control 2016” report will be updated with new data, stateoftobaccocontrol.org, at 12:00 a.m. ET on February 3, 2016
WHEN: Prior to the public release on February 3, 2016, at 12:00 a.m. ET, embargoed interviews are available upon request.
HOW: To schedule an embargoed interview, contact JoAnna Strother, [email protected] or 602-429-0002.
WHY: Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, killing 480,000 people each year. Youth use of other tobacco products like e-cigarettes and little cigars is at an all-time high, and nearly a quarter of high school students use tobacco products.
About the American Lung Association in Arizona
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and
tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit the newly redesigned website: Lung.org.
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