American Lung Association Congratulates Tobacco Control on 20th Anniversary

Strong Research Base is Critical for Advancing Effective Tobacco Control Solutions

Statement of the American Lung Association

Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2012)

The American Lung Association congratulates the journal Tobacco Control on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. During its two decades of publishing, Tobacco Control has become an important source of evidence that has played an invaluable role to researchers, policymakers and advocates in making the case as to why tobacco control policies are so important in saving lives and saving money.

The Lung Association looks forward to more of its strong, thoughtful examinations of the day’s most pressing tobacco control issues.

This historic edition is available online at


About the American Lung Association
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: