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The American Lung Association has released the report, State of Tobacco Control 2007 — in this report each state was given a grade. Check out their website to see how your state scored and to find out more information regarding tobacco control efforts!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) produced a report which stated that the number of adult smokers has remained the same since 2004.

"Tobacco Use Among Adults -- United States, 2006." Published in the Nov. 9, 2007 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Vol. 56, No. 44: 1157-1161). US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The August 2007 issue  of the American Journal of Public Health features young adult cessation research.


Articles include:


  • Use of Tobacco Cessation Treatments Among Young Adult Smokers: 2005 National Health Interview Survey
  • Tobacco Industry: Youth Smoking Prevention” Programs to Undermine Meaningful Tobacco Control in Latin America
  • High School Seniors’ Smoking Initiation and Progression 1 year after graduation
  • Effect of Smoke-Free Laws on Bar Value and Profits
  • Reaching Young Adult Smokers through Quitlines
  • Barriers to Smoking Cessation in Inner-City African Americans Young Adults

To learn more view:


June 2007

BBC News reports that smoking ads do not always work.

Smoking Ads

March 2007

A survey suggest smokers take on average half an hour from their working day to enjoy a cigarette.

Smokers waste 30 minutes a day

February 2007

The Supreme Court threw out a $79.5 million punitive damages award to a smoker’s widow.

Phillip Morris Lawsuit

January 2007

A new study released by the Harvard School of Public Health, which built upon a previous study released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that tobacco companies have increased the levels of nicotine in cigarettes  since 1998. 

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