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 has strong oversight 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.

Tobacco Industry Marketing

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

Tobacco Prevention

Preventing tobacco use among kids is critical to ending tobacco-related lung disease.

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

The American Lung Association issues reports and maintains websites on various tobacco control issues. Please see below for a list of current and past reports and resources.

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.

Asthma Basics Workshop
, | Nov 09, 2023
Tobacco Basics Workshop
, | Nov 09, 2023