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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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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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‘Casino not in violation of smoking law’

Best Sunshine International, Ltd. maintained yesterday that it has not violated anti-smoking law, even as health officials took steps for a potential citation of the Saipan casino that they say is an unenclosed facility that exudes secondhand smoke intoRead more »

Letter: Public housing will be smoke-free

Over the years, I have received calls from several public housing residents, desperate for reprieve from the smoke that was drifting into their apartments. Because secondhand smoke travels from unit to unit, through ventilation, pipes and cracks, engineeRead more »