American Lung Association finds funding is a problem for tobacco prevention programs in Arizona

Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 12:38pm
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There’s some good news and some less-than-good news when it comes to efforts to reduce tobacco use in Arizona.

A new report released Jan. 26 from the American Lung Association finds the state gets an A for laws banning smoking in most public places and businesses.

But Arizona gets failing grades for funding tobacco prevention programs and the level of state tobacco taxes.

JoAnna Strother is a senior director of advocacy for the American Lung Association in Arizona.

The Show spoke with her to learn about the study and its findings.

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