Tobacco Control Index Page

  • American Lung Association Recognizes 38th Great American Smokeout; Congratulates American Cancer Society
    November 19, 2013 - More than 43 million Americans smoke cigarettes, and seven out of ten smokers say they want to quit. Quitting smoking is hard, but with tools, support and a plan, smokers can successfully quit. We congratulate our allies at the American Cancer Society as they celebrate the 38th Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21.
  • COPD Awareness Month: Lung Association Report Shows Women at Greater Risk of COPD
    November 18, 2013 - Women are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation. The American Lung Association’s health disparity report, “Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women,” examines the nation’s third leading cause of death and its increased prevalence among women in the United States. For COPD Awareness Month this November the Lung Association is working to increase awareness of this disease and its impact on women.
  • Youth Smoking Rates Stagnate
    November 14, 2013 - New data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that cigarette and cigar smoking rates among middle and high school youth are unchanged and that high school boys are smoking at higher rates than high school girls. This highlights the urgent need for the White House to release the proposed regulation that would give the Food and Drug Administration authority over all tobacco products, including cigars, e-cigarettes, little cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah.
  • American Lung Association Supports Local Efforts to Promote “Tobacco-Free Living”
    October 28, 2013 - As part of the American Lung Association's commitment to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, the organization is funding five community-based initiatives with the goal of improving health equity in populations disproportionately impacted by tobacco use.
  • Study: Tobacco Industry Continues Success in Hooking Kids with Flavored Tobacco Products
    October 22, 2013 - More than 40 percent of middle and high school smokers are using flavored little cigars and cigarettes, according to a new study released today. While fruit- and candy-flavored products have long been a mainstay in the Big Tobacco playbook to addict kids and create life-long tobacco users, this new study also highlights how flavored tobacco products also work to discourage youth from quitting.
  • Mayor Emanuel Issues Bold Call to Action to FDA
    September 26, 2013 - Chicago Mayor Emanuel Issues Bold Call to Action to FDA. American Lung Association Welcomes Chicago Mayor’s Call for Aggressive Implementation of Tobacco Control Act.
  • Millions of Children Would Benefit from President's Plan to Expand Early Education with Tobacco Tax Increase, New Report Shows
    September 25, 2013 - New report shows millions of kids would benefit from President’s proposal to increase tobacco tax for childhood education initiative.
  • "Tips from Former Smokers" Continues Its Success in Year 2
    September 19, 2013 - A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the impact the second "Tips from Former Smokers" media campaign had on helping smokers quit and on saving lives.
  • Study: 100,000 Smokers Quit Because of "Tips" Campaign
    September 9, 2013 - The CDC's "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign reduced the number of smokers in the U.S. by 100,000, with 1.6 million more smokers attempting to quit, according to a new study published today in The Lancet. The study reveals the significant impact of the first series of "Tips" advertisements, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched in 2012, and was paid for by the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
  • E-Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students Has Doubled
    September 5, 2013 - New data released today by the CDC show an alarming increase in e-cigarette use among middle school and high school students in the U.S. These troubling numbers highlight the urgent need for the Obama Administration to move forward with regulating e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products.
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