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Community Organizing and Policy Resources for California’s Tobacco Control Advocate

The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Through research, education and advocacy, we fight to reduce smoking, clean the air we breathe, prevent and treat lung diseases including asthma and COPD, and eliminate lung cancer.
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Buying Dirty Air

Our annual State of the Air reports tell us that Californians face greater air pollution challenges than anywhere in the nation. Our volunteers, medical and health partners and staff fight for clean air because we know the terrible toll unhealthy air c...Read More »

Does Baseball Promote the Use of Smokeless Tobacco?

I grew up going to baseball games, specifically Dodger games, but this blog post is not about which baseball team is the best. (Go Dodgers!) Many of my friends growing up, including my little brother, played baseball.  I spent countless evenings at the little league field and at my high school Read More »

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VIDEO: Minnesota cigarette smoking rate falls to new low

adult smoking rate in Minnesota has declined to 14.4 percent, a 28 percent decrease since 1999. A number of factors led to the drop in smokers, including the soaring price of cigarettes and new laws that make it more difficult to smoke.Read more »

Ecigarette makers target luxury market ($$)

At a small manufacturing plant in Walton-on-Thames on the outskirts of London, Andrew Korn makes luxury ecigarettes for the discerning user.Read more »