Media Alert: American Lung Association Releases Embargoed Tobacco Control Report Card Results January 18, 2012, at 1 p.m. (ET)

(January 5, 2012)


The American Lung Association will release the results of its tenth annual State of Tobacco Control report during an embargoed webcast/teleconference scheduled for 1 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, January 18, 2012. During the press conference, the Lung Association will reveal its 2012 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 tobacco-caused disease.


Charles D. Connor, American Lung Association President and CEO
Erika Sward, American Lung Association Director of National Advocacy
Thomas A. Carr, American Lung Association Director of National Policy


Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at 1 – 2 p.m. (ET)


Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 5 a.m. (ET)—for publication in Thursday publications


 Pre-registration is required via the following link:


About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.  For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: