American Lung Association gives Arkansas low grades on tobacco control efforts

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the third leading cause of death by disease in the U.S., with more than 16.4 million people living with the disease, according to the American Lung Association. (Dreamstime/TNS)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the third leading cause of death by disease in the U.S., with more than 16.4 million people living with the disease, according to the American Lung Association. (Dreamstime/TNS)


Arkansas received an overall score of F for its state of tobacco control and access, according to the American Lung Association's 2024 annual report.

Across the five categories, tobacco prevention and control program funding, tobacco taxes, smoke-free air, access to cessation services and flavored tobacco products, the state received an F,...

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