Smoking Cessation Index Page

  • American Lung Association Calls for U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Halt Global Tobacco Lobbying
    July 8, 2015 - Following media reports that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is lobbying globally against anti-smoking laws, the American Lung Association calls for the trade association to end campaigns against public health measures to reduce tobacco use.
  • New Online Community, Quitter’s Circle, Helps Smokers Trade Cigarettes for Real-Time Support
    June 23, 2015 - The American Lung Association and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) today announced the launch of Quitter’s Circle, a mobile app and online community designed to help smokers face common obstacles associated with quitting through educational, social and financial support. Within a few clicks, smokers can start a quit team with friends and family, find resources to connect with a healthcare provider and crowdsource funds to support the cost of a quit attempt.
  • Tobacco Cessation Again Receives “A” Grade from US Preventive Services Task Force
    May 5, 2015 - The American Lung Association welcomes the updated draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on tobacco cessation interventions in adults. Once again, the USPSTF recognizes that helping smokers quit earns an “A” grade for its overall efficacy.
  • American Lung Association Response to CDC Release on Continued Disparities in Nonsmokers' Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
    February 3, 2015 - Statement from American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold Wimmer, in response to today's release of "CDC Vital Signs: Disparities in Nonsmokers' Exposure to Secondhand Smoke" report.
  • American Lung Association Shares Five Secrets for Quitting Smoking in 2015
    December 19, 2014 - Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year’s Resolution to quit in 2015. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association shares five tips to help you on the path to success:
  • E-Cigarette Use Among Teens Surpasses Cigarette Smoking For First Time
    December 16, 2014 - For the first time ever, a national study found e-cigarette use among teens exceeds traditional cigarette smoking. The study, “Monitoring the Future,” also found that e-cigarette use among 8th and 10th graders was double that of traditional cigarette smoking.
  • Making Government Subsidized Housing Smokefree Would Save Half a Billion Dollars Annually
    October 2, 2014 - A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease finds that making government subsidized housing in the U.S. smokefree would reduce healthcare and housing-related costs by $497 million each year. The savings would come from reduced healthcare costs attributed to secondhand smoke exposure; cost of renovating smoking units and fires caused by smoking. This study adds to the mounting list of reasons why the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) must act quickly to require all multi-family housing under its control be made smokefree.
  • American Lung Association Congratulates CVS for Removing All Tobacco Products from CVS/pharmacy Stores
    September 3, 2014 - The American Lung Association applauds CVS for removing cigarettes and all tobacco products from all CVS/pharmacy locations across the U.S. This is an important milestone for the health of the American people today and for generations to come.
  • American Lung Association Statement on E-Cigarettes
    August 25, 2014 - The American Lung Association is very concerned about the potential health consequences of electronic cigarettes, as well as the unproven claims that they can be used to help smokers quit. There is presently no government oversight of these products and absent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation, there is no way for the public health, medical community or consumers to know what chemicals are contained in e-cigarettes or what the short and long term health implications might be. In extensive comments filed with the FDA in early August, the American Lung Association called on the Obama Administration to finalize its regulation to regulate e-cigarettes by the end of 2014.
  • E-Cigarette Use Among Non-Cigarette Smoking Youth Triples
    August 25, 2014 - A new study released today in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research shows an alarming increase in the number of middle and high school students who used e-cigarettes but never smoked a cigarette. The study also found that these youth were almost two times more likely to intend to begin smoking regular cigarettes as youth who had never used e-cigarettes.
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