American Lung Association To Release Embargoed Tobacco Control Report Card Results

Webinar/Teleconference Scheduled for January 11, 2010 at 2:30 p.m EST

ALBANY, NY (01/08/2010)(readMedia)-- MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: The American Lung Association will release the results of its annual State of Tobacco Control report during an embargoed webinar/teleconference scheduled for 2:30 PM (EST), Monday, January 11, 2010. During the press conference, the Lung Association's report card, which grades the strength of each state and the federal government's laws to protect citizens from tobacco-caused illnesses, will be revealed.

WHO: Chuck D. Connor, American Lung Association President and CEO

Paul G. Billings, American Lung Association Vice President National Policy & Advocacy

WHEN: Monday, January 11, 2010 at 2:30 – 3:30 PM (EST)

EMBARGO: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 3:00 AM (EST)-for publication in Tuesday publications

RSVP: Pre-registration is required. To obtain access information, please contact Mary Havell at

NOTE: For a local perspective from the American Lung Association in New York, please contact Kathleen O'Neill at or at (518) 465-2013, extension 322.

About the American Lung Association Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit