State of Tobacco Control 2004
The American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2004 reports good and bad news. Last year state and local smoke-free workplace laws were enacted throughout the country, the cigarette tax was raised in eleven states, and states began to crack down on Internet sales of tobacco products. However, six years after the Master Settlement Agreement between forty-six states and the tobacco industry, tobacco prevention programs have either been cut or severely under-funded. And Congress failed to enact legislation granting the FDA authority over tobacco products, a victory for the tobacco industry.