State of Tobacco Control 2018:
Who's at greatest risk for tobacco-related death and disease?
State of Tobacco Control
The 16th annual American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives. The findings serve as a blueprint for what state and federal leaders must do to eliminate the death and disease caused by tobacco use. This year's report will focus on populations that are disproportionately impacted by tobacco use and secondhand smoke.
Did YOUR state make the grade?
Read the executive summary to learn about who continues to use tobacco at high rates as well as trends and opportunities for both states and the federal government.Learn more
Grades for state report cards are based on five areas that have been proven to prevent and reduce tobacco use and save lives.Learn more
The federal government is graded in four key areas where federal policymakers must take action to improve the health of Americans.Learn more
By the Numbers
See lists of the impacts from tobacco use and secondhand smoke, from 10 of the worst diseases smoking causes to the most appalling facts about tobacco company misdeeds.Learn more
For the Media
Journalists can access press releases, experts available for interview, b-roll, the full "State of Tobacco Control" report and more.Learn more
Help Fight Tobacco Use
Join our efforts to eliminate tobacco-caused death and disease. By taking action to prevent and reduce tobacco use in your state, you are standing with the American Lung Association to advance the fight against lung disease.Take Action