We know what works in reducing tobacco use and exposure: higher tobacco taxes, strong smoke-free air laws and well-funded programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit.
Since the release of the first Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health, eight million premature deaths have been prevented by tobacco control efforts — yet up to 20 million more have been lost.View the interactive
This brief updates the July 10, 2014 brief on e-cigarettes and federal regulation and reflects the recent announcement of a merger between Reynolds American and Lorillard and its impact on the market.
E-cigarettes, virtually non-existent 10 years ago, have skyrocketed in popularity, but are currently unregulated. The FDA has started its own investigation in this hotly debated issue as it prepares regulation guidelines.
In the past 15 years, states have received over $390 billion in tobacco-generated revenue. They've spent only a fraction on prevention.
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Our Grantees Working Toward Tobacco Policy Change
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids works to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
The organization is dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth.