Tobacco Control Index Page

  • Retailers with Pharmacies: Halt All Tobacco Sales, Says American Lung Association
    February 5, 2015 - The American Lung Association calls for a halt to the sale of all tobacco products at all retailers with pharmacies. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the CVS Health announcement that it would remove tobacco products at all CVS/pharmacy locations across the United States.
  • 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’s “State of Tobacco Control 2015” Report Charts Path Forward to Eliminate Tobacco-Caused Death and Disease
    January 21, 2015 - Today, the American Lung Association released its 13th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report that found that in 2014 the states and the federal government failed to enact the tobacco control policies that will save lives and end the tobacco epidemic. The report finds most states earn poor grades and tobacco control progress is at a standstill.
  • 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.
  • E-Cigarette Use Jumps 60 Percent in One Year; No Progress in Reducing Cigarette and Cigar Use
    November 13, 2014 - Results from a new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show a 61 percent increase in e-cigarette use among high school students. This dramatic increase in e-cigarette use comes at a time when cigarette and cigar use among high school students remains unchanged at 12.7 and 11.9 percent, respectively.
  • 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.
  • Leading Health Groups Urge FDA to Finalize Rule Regulating All Tobacco Products by April 2015 and Reject Exemption for Some Cigars
    August 8, 2014 - In public comments jointly filed today, 24 leading public health and medical organizations called on the Food and Drug Administration to issue a final rule to regulate all tobacco products by April 25, 2015 – one year after the FDA issued a proposed rule – and to reject a proposal to exempt so-called “premium cigars.”
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