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State of Tobacco Control 2016

TOBACCO REPORT FINDS CALIFORNIA FAILING IN EFFORTS TO REDUCE TOBACCO-CAUSED DEATH AND DISEASE

The State of Tobacco Control 2016 report grades all fifty states and the federal government on four key tobacco control policies: tobacco control and prevention spending, smokefree air, tobacco taxes, and cessation coverage. In conjunction with the national report, the State of Tobacco Control 2016 - California Local Grades report 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. This year's report shows that much still needs to be done to protect citizens from the deadly effects of tobacco use. The Lung Association and its partners continue to call for immediate action by all levels of government to achieve three bold goals: reduce smoking rates currently at about 18 percent to less than 10 percent by 2024; protect all Americans from secondhand smoke by 2019; and ultimately eliminate the death and disease caused by tobacco use.

View the Press Release - Boletin de Prensa en espanol

View the nationwide American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2016 at www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org

Download the State of Tobacco Control 2016 - California Local Grades

To support our tobacco tax initiative effort, join Save Lives California at www.savelivescalifornia.com

For media inquiries, contact:
Maria Bernabe, (o) 310.735.9184, (c) 818.625.1810, Maria.Bernabe@lung.org

English and Spanish-language spokespeople are available for interviews.


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