Tobacco Control Index Page

  • American Lung Association Responds to Federal Court Ruling Rejecting New York City Law to Require Antismoking Posters in Stores
    December 30, 2010
  • Children at Risk in Multi-Unit Housing
    December 13, 2010
  • Leaders Must Implement Policies to Reduce Tobacco Use
    December 9, 2010 - Today’s release of, “How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking Attributable Disease” by U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin focuses attention on tobacco use and its devastating effects, including the major finding that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.
  • Voters Deliver Several Victories for Lung Health
    November 4, 2010
  • American Lung Association to Provide Assistance to Communities in Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Programs
    July 8, 2010 - The American Lung Association will help communities implement tobacco prevention and cessation programs under the Department of Health and Human Services Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant program. The association has been awarded a grant to provide technical assistance to government-funded communities to reduce risk factors and promote wellness in both children and adults.
  • On First Anniversary of Tobacco Regulation Law, FDA Cracks Down on Tobacco Marketing
    June 21, 2010 - A year ago, Congress and President Obama took a giant step to protect America’s kids and health by giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco products. Until this law was enacted, tobacco products had escaped regulation despite being the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
  • Lights Out for Light Cigarettes
    June 15, 2010 - Effective June 22, 2010, the most popular selling cigarettes – light cigarettes – will be phased out as part of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which was signed into law on June 22, 2009. This historic day provides an opportunity for the 70 percent of smokers who want to quit to finally end their addiction to these deadly products
  • American Lung Association Calls on FDA to Crack Down on Big Tobacco’s Color Coding Substitutions for Light Cigarettes
    June 14, 2010 - “Light,” “low” and “mild” cigarettes will finally be snuffed out on June 22nd – decades after they were introduced by the tobacco companies to deceive the American public and sustain addiction to cigarettes by implying that these products were safer for smokers. As required by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the tobacco industry will no longer be allowed to manufacture these products on this date, the one year anniversary of the day President Obama signed the law which gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broad new powers to regulate the $89 billion tobacco industry.
  • The Senate Must Reject Lugar Bill Undermines Clean Air Act and other public health protections
    June 9, 2010 - Light,” “low” and “mild” cigarettes will finally be snuffed out on June 22nd – decades after they were introduced by the tobacco companies to deceive the American public and sustain addiction to cigarettes by implying that these products were safer for smokers. As required by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the tobacco industry will no longer be allowed to manufacture these products on this date, the one year anniversary of the day President Obama signed the law which gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broad new powers to regulate the $89 billion tobacco industry.
  • New Report Shows Mixed Results for State Tobacco Control Policies
    May 20, 2010 - states are still failing to implement proven and effective tobacco control policies that save lives and money, despite the fact that several increased cigarette taxes and passed smokefree legislation in 2009. According to a new report released today by the American Lung Association, very few states are funding tobacco prevention and cessation programs at levels that truly make a difference in the smoking rate of its citizens.
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