Three bold goals were announced by the American Lung Association this month to end tobacco caused diseases and deaths. This month marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's first report on smoking and health. The goals are as follows:
To help America meet these goals, The ALA graded each state on Tobacco Prevention, Smoke Free Air, Tobacco Taxes, and Access to Cessation Services. Utah received an F in Tobacco Prevention, and A in Smoke Free Air, a D in Tobacco Taxes, and an F in Access to Cessation Services.
To help reach the national goals, ALA recommends Utah do the following:
Visit http://stateoftobaccocontrol.org/ for further information about these findings and more details about tobacco issues in Utah and other states.
Our Island Teens Against Tobacco groups will make their way to the Capitol in February to advocate for better regulation on e-cigarettes. We are hoping that with recent findings about what is actually in e-juice the need for further regulation is more precedent.
Check out recent articles about e-cigarettes here: