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American Lung Association Releases State of Tobacco Control Report Card

Thursday, January 10, 2008 General News J E 4
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WHAT:



A press conference to announce results of the American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control Report Card 2007, a national report card that evaluates federal and state tobacco control laws, compares them against recognized criteria and translates each state's relative progress into a letter grade ranging from A to F.



Specifically, states are evaluated in the following four areas:



-- Cigarette Tax Rate



-- Tobacco Prevention and Control Spending



-- Smoke-free Air



-- Youth Access



WHO:



-- Kathy Drea, Director of Public Policy, American Lung Association of Illinois



-- Lynda Preckwinkle, Director, Lung HelpLine, American Lung Association of Illinois



-- Bryon Wornson, Assistant Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Pfizer



WHEN:



Thursday, January 10, 2008



10:30 - 11:00 a.m.



WHERE:



Blue Room



Illinois Capitol Building



Springfield



CONTACT: Naomi Gitlin, +1-773-929-1000, +1-773-771-1671 (mobile), or Kathy Drea, +1-217-787-5864, +1-217-971-7274 (mobile), both of the American Lung Association of Illinois & Greater Chicago.



/PRNewswire-USNewswire - Jan. 9/

SOURCE American Lung Association of Illinois & Greater Chicago
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