(Des Moines) The American Lung Association’s annual State of Tobacco Control Reports finds Iowa with some mixed letter grades. Spokesperson Christy Hillman says Iowa gets an “F” for tobacco prevention and control funding. The organization would like to see funding restored to 12.3 million dollars.
“Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease, killing almost half a million Americans each year and we really want to see our state legislators invest in our tobacco prevention and control funding program and support those individuals to quit,” said Hillman.
The report also gives Iowa an “F” for cessation funding, and a “D” for its cigarette tax. The organization gives the state of Iowa and “A” for its Smoke Free Air Act.
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