American Lung Association releases new ‘State of Tobacco Control’ report
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – According to the newly released American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2020 report, tobacco use remains the nation’s leading cause of preventable death and disease, taking an estimated 480,000 lives every year.
This year’s report finds that while California received solid grades in many areas, a disturbing trend is threatening the health of the state’s young people as youth e-cigarette use has taken a deadly turn.
The American Lung Association urges state and local officials to pass restrictions on the sale of all flavored tobacco products to support public health and save lives.
Hazell Belvin, Coordinator & Public Health Educator in Advocacy at American Lung Association, was in studio to talk about the report.