Our Signature Reports

Through reliable research, we evaluate scientific data on air quality, tobacco and lung cancer to drive positive policy change and improve public health.

The American Lung Association develops annual reports on the State of the Air, State of Tobacco Control and State of Lung Cancer in the United States. These reports provide detailed information that reveals how the federal government and states are controlling tobacco and protecting their residents from lung cancer and polluted air.

State of the Air

The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report is our annual national air quality “report card.” First published in 2000, the report has tracked a dramatic improvement in air quality thanks to the success of the Clean Air Act. However, climate change threatens this progress.
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State of Tobacco Control

The “State of Tobacco Control” report is the American Lung Association’s signature annual report grading states and the federal government on key public policies that need to be implemented to prevent and reduce tobacco use, including vaping and exposure to secondhand smoke.
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State of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. "State of Lung Cancer" is the American Lung Association's report that shows how the toll of lung cancer varies by state, by examining lung cancer incidence, survival, stage at diagnosis, surgical treatment, lack of treatment and screening.
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