Tobacco Initiatives

Help us support measures to prevent youth tobacco use, eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke and help all tobacco users get the help they need to end their addiction.

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the U.S., killing close to half a million people each year. The American Lung Association is committed to ending the death and disease caused by tobacco use. Learn more about our tobacco control policy efforts.

FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products

It is critical that the federal government uses its authority over the manufacturing, sales and marketing of all tobacco products to help reduce this deadly toll and protect public health.

Cigarette & Tobacco Taxes

The American Lung Association strongly supports efforts on the national, state and local levels to increase taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products. Find out why.

Help Hold the Tobacco Companies Accountable

After many years of industry delays, the major U.S. tobacco companies have begun to display "corrective statement" advertisements in retail stores, one of the original corrective requirements of the judge who found them guilty.

Tobacco Industry Marketing

Tobacco products are one of the most heavily marketed consumer products in the U.S.

Tobacco Prevention

It is vitally important to pass policies and provide funding for prevention programs to stop tobacco use before it starts.

Tobacco Cessation

The American Lung Association believes everyone can quit tobacco and is committed to ensuring everyone has access to treatment to help them overcome their addiction to all tobacco products.

Smokefree Environments

See how we are taking steps to make sure everyone in all 50 states can enjoy clean, smokefree air.

Tobacco Policy Reports & Resources

Take a look at the American Lung Association's reports and websites on various tobacco control policy topics.

State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)

This resource tracks state tobacco control laws, such as restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces and tobacco taxes, on an ongoing basis. It is the only comprehensive summary of tobacco control laws in all 50 states.

Join the Lung Action Network

Make your voice heard on urgent issues. Our online action alerts and petitions make it easy to advocate to protect our lungs and save lives.

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