State of Tobacco Control 2020: Proven Policies to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use

Key components of reducing tobacco usage

The 18th annual American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives. The report serves as a blueprint for what state and federal leaders need to do to eliminate the death and disease caused by tobacco use. This year's report focuses on the continuing vaping epidemic among our nation's kids, and asks an important question: Will 2020 be the year lawmakers prioritize public health over the tobacco industry?

Did YOUR State make the grade?

Key Findings | State of Tobacco Control

The 17th annual American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control Key Findings show a failure of states and the federal government to act to reduce tobacco use, including e-cigarette use.

State Grades

Grades for state report cards are based on five areas that have been proven to prevent and reduce tobacco use and save lives.

Federal Grades

See how the federal government scored in this year's State of Tobacco Control report.

By the Numbers

See lists of the impacts from tobacco use and secondhand smoke, from 10 of the worst diseases smoking causes to the most appalling facts about tobacco, including e-cigarette, company misdeeds.

For the Media

Journalists can access press releases, experts available for interview, b-roll, the full State of Tobacco Control report and more.

Help Fight Tobacco Use

Join our efforts to create a tobacco-free future. By taking action to prevent and reduce tobacco use in your state, you are standing with the American Lung Association to prevent and reduce lung disease.

Tobacco Control Milestones

View some of our victories and milestones in the American Lung Association's efforts to fight tobacco use.

Tobacco Facts

Get quick stats and key facts about tobacco control.

Tobacco Policy Reports & Resources

Take a look at the American Lung Association's reports and websites on key tobacco control issues.

12-Point Plan to End Tobacco Use

View the American Lung Association’s Bold 12-Point Advocacy Plan to eliminate tobacco use, including vaping.

Lung Association E-Cigarette Resources

View American Lung Association information and resources to help end the youth vaping epidemic.

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