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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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Big tobacco’s new ambitions

The race is on to come up with safer, more satisfying offerings. Philip Morris International, which spends nearly twice as much on research as BAT, reckons its new offering, iQOS, might add more than $1bn in profit by 2020. IQOS is a new type of e-cigareRead more »

Pence to take part in Eastern North Carolina rally

Thousands usually attend "The Conservative Rally" featuring barbecue, music and political one-liners and calls to action. This year's edition begins late Friday afternoon at a tobacco warehouse in Smithfield.Read more »