Tobacco Control Index Page

  • American Lung Association Urges the U.S. Senate to Reject H.R. 367 and H.R. 1582
    August 2, 2013 - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills, H.R. 367 and H.R. 1582 that would block efforts by public health scientists who are working to set life-saving standards for clean air and tobacco control. If either of these bills became law they would have dire consequences for all Americans, especially our nation's children.
  • American Lung Association Mourns the Passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg
    June 3, 2013 - The American Lung Association joins the nation in mourning the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), life-long lung health champion, and offers condolences to Senator Lautenberg’s family and loved ones. Senator Lautenberg will be remembered as one of the greatest champions for public health in U.S. Senate, particularly for championing prohibiting smoking in airplanes and helping to write the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments.
  • American Lung Association Releases Report on the Burden of COPD in Women
    May 29, 2013 - The American Lung Association is releasing its latest health disparity report, “Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women,” which examines the nation’s third leading cause of death and its increased prevalence among women in the United States.
  • American Lung Association: S. 772 Gives Sweetheart Deal to Cigar Industry
    April 19, 2013 - S. 772 is a sweetheart deal to a small number of cigar companies, attempting to strip the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its authority to protect our kids and our health from the dangers posed by cigar use. The American Lung Association strongly opposes S. 772 and urges U.S. Senators to oppose this bill.
  • Public Health Leaders Urge FDA to Act on Menthol Cigarettes
    April 12, 2013 - Leading national public health advocates filed a Citizen Petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prohibit the use of menthol as a characterizing flavoring in cigarettes.
  • Senator Durbin's Bill to Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes Will Save Lives By Stopping Tax Avoidance
    January 31, 2013 - Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and American Public Health Association.
  • Tobacco Industry Continues to Spend Billions While Public Health Shortchanged
    January 16, 2013 - American Lung Association Annual "State of Tobacco Control Report" reveals tragic money trail leading to tobacco-caused death and disease; federal government largely failing to combat industry tactics
  • American Lung Association Releases "State of Tobacco Control 2013" Report January 16, 2013, at 5 a.m. (ET)
    January 7, 2013 - The American Lung Association is releasing the results of its eleventh annual “State of Tobacco Control” report on January 16, 2013. This report tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state level, assigning grades based on whether laws are adequately protecting citizens from tobacco-caused disease.
  • CDC Study Reveals Slow Decline in Adult Cigarette Smoking
    November 8, 2012 - Findings published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) show mixed news—while the overall number of adult cigarette smokers has declined since 2005, the rate of decline has slowed since 2000. The American Lung Association is pleased the number of adult cigarette smokers continues to move in the right direction, but the slow rate of this decline can and must be improved upon.
  • North Dakotans Pass Smokefree Ballot Initiative
    November 7, 2012 - The American Lung Association applauds North Dakota voters for wisely choosing to make all workplaces—including bars and restaurants—smokefree statewide. North Dakota will now become the 28th state to meet the American Lung Association’s Smokefree Air Challenge.
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