American Lung Association Releases Embargoed Tobacco Control Report Card Results January 19, 2011, at 1:00 PM (ET)

(January 6, 2011)

What: The American Lung Association will release the results of its annual State of Tobacco Control report during an embargoed webinar/teleconference scheduled for 1:00 PM (ET), Wednesday, January 19, 2011. During the press conference, the Lung Association will reveal its report card, which tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state level, assigning grades based on whether laws are adequately protecting citizens from the enormous burden caused by tobacco use.

WHO: Charles D. Connor, American Lung Association President and CEO
Paul G. Billings, American Lung Association Vice President National Policy & Advocacy
Thomas A. Carr, American Lung Association Director National Policy

WHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 1:00 – 2:00 PM (ET)

EMBARGO: Thursday, January 20, 2011, at 3:00 AM (ET)—for publication in Thursday publications

Pre-registration is required. To obtain access information, please contact Mary Havell at

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