American Lung Association Supports Local Efforts to Promote “Tobacco-Free Living”
Washington, D.C. - As part of the American Lung Association’s commitment to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, the organization is funding five community-based initiatives with the goal of improving health equity in populations disproportionately impacted by tobacco use.
In September 2011, the American Lung Association National Office was funded by the National Dissemination and Support Initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Community Transformation Grants (CTG) Program for a five-year project on tobacco-free living. A total of $400,000 will be distributed to local Lung Association’s to support the following community efforts through September 2014. This is the second set of community-based initiatives the American Lung Association has supported as part of this initiative. Here is more information on the first set of community initiatives.