American Lung Association News - January 25, 2024

Health and Fitness

January 25, 2024

Friend, Your state just received a grade for tobacco control.

The 2024 "State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states and the federal government on laws and policies necessary to save lives from tobacco. This year's report finds that the states doing the best are California, District of Columbia and Massachusetts, while the states that need to do much more to reduce the burden of tobacco use are Alabama and Georgia. How does your state compare?

See How Your state Is Doing

Key Findings

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in America, killing 480,000 people each year.

No state received all “A” grades, which means every state has opportunities to improve their tobacco prevention efforts.

The Biden White House failed to finalize rules to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars in December.

We Need Your Help Against Big Tobacco

The evidence is clear: kids follow the flavors. We must protect our youth and urgently ask President Biden to end the sale of all menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars in 2024.

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