States & Communities

The American Lung Association advocates for a number of tobacco control policy issues at the state and community level as part of our mission to reduce tobacco-related lung disease.

  • Smokefree Air Challenge – Smokefree workplace laws protect workers and patrons from toxic secondhand smoke and help smokers quit. The Lung Association has issued our Smokefree Air Challenge calling on all states to pass to comprehensive smokefree laws. Learn more…

  • Tobacco Taxes – Increased cigarette and tobacco product taxes help reduce tobacco use especially among youth. Learn more…

  • Cessation Coverage – Smokers need help quitting. State governments, insurance companies, and employers can all help by covering cessation treatments through public and private insurance plans. Learn more…

  • Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs – State tobacco control programs help prevent people from starting to smoke and help current smokers quit. Learn more…