Press Call TODAY - Lung Association State of Tobacco Control Report

ALBANY, NY (01/12/2009)(readMedia)--

WHAT: The American Lung Association will release the results of its annual State of Tobacco Control report during an embargoed webinar/teleconference scheduled for TODAY at 1:00 PM (EST), Monday, January 12, 2009. 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 illness, 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 12, 2009 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM (EST)

EMBARGO: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 3:00 AM (EST)- for publication in Tuesday publications

RSVP: Pre-registration is required. To obtain access information, please contact Heather Grzelka at To contact the American Lung Association in New York for a local perspective, please contact Amy Henes at or at (212) 889-3370 x 24.