American Lung Association As Cancer Death Rates Decline, ALA Gives State Poor Marks For Tobacco Prevention Efforts By Jim Letizia • Jan 27, 2017 Ohio is getting a failing grade from anti-smoking advocates for reducing tobacco use. State's Indoor Smoking Ban Hasn't Reduced Adult Smoking By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Dec 5, 2016 Ten years after Ohio voters approved a statewide indoor smoking ban, experts point to a host of resulting benefits Study Links Child Asthma Cases To Oil And Gas Drilling By Jim Letizia • Sep 2, 2016 catf.us A new analysis by the Clean Air Task Force, a group of more than two dozen environmental and public health organizations, quantifies the health effects of smog pollution. ALA Again Gives Franklin County's Air Quality A Failing Grade By Jim Letizia • Apr 21, 2016 For the third consecutive year, Franklin County's air quality gets a failing grade. ALA Gives Failing Marks For Franklin County's Air Quality By Jim Letizia • Apr 30, 2015 Franklin County's air quality is getting a failing grade in the American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2015" report. Interest Group Poll Shows Ohioans Support Cigarette Tax Increase By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • May 2, 2014 ideastream An American Lung Association poll shows 63 percent of Ohioans support raising cigarette taxes by a dollar a pack. Air Quality In Ohio Cities Ranked Among Worst In Nation By Jim Letizia • May 1, 2014 Deborah C. Smith A new study by the American Lung Association shows the air quality has improved slightly from last year in Ohio cities, but remains among the lowest in the union.