We know how to prevent tobacco use and help current smokers quit, but states and the federal government are not implementing these proven-effective, lifesaving laws and policies. The American Lung Association's "State of Tobacco Control" 2017 report shows both the progress and failure of states and the federal government to prevent and reduce tobacco use. See the results of our 15th annual report at-a-glance, and see if your state made the grade at Lung.org/sotc.

480,000 lives lost to tobacco each year, including over 41,000 due to secondhand smoke; More than 1 in 4 kids uses at least one tobacco product “State of Tobacco Control” grades every state and the federal government on proven-effective policies to reduce tobacco use; States with best grades/honor roll:
California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota and Vermont; States with worst grades: Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia

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