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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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Meet our New Intern: Brooke Trujillo

Meet our new intern Brooke Trujillo. We’re excited to have her on our team, working with Samantha on lots of policy related projects! Check out her ABCs and get to know her a little better. A is for Area Code: 707 B is for Breakfast. What did you have for breakfast today? Scrambled ERead More »

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 »

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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. Appeal: BRIEF FOR THE PLAINTIFF-INTERVENOR-APPELLEES TOBACCO-FREE KIDS ACTION FUND, et al., Dec 2, 2016

This is the seventh tobacco company appeal in this “long-running RICO case against the nation’s cigarette manufacturers” for engaging in a “‘pervasive scheme to defraud consumers and potential consumers of cigarettes,’ carried out ‘over the course of morRead more »

Raw tobacco

In the EU, tobacco cultivation represents some 100,000 ha and 60,000 specialist producers. Tobacco is grown in 12 EU countries. The main producers are Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain and Poland, which account for around 85% of the EU tobacco growing areaRead more »