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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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I Love Girl Scout Cookies!

April 4th, 2014

This post is written by the Center’s wonderful new intern, Debra Levi! She is working with Marlene Gomez on all things advocacy related to help with our work in Los Angeles.    Growing up, I always thought that eating Girl Scout cookies was just a normal and essential part Read More »

Youth Succeed to Reconvene National City Smokefree Housing Taskforce after 13 Month Hiatus

February 19th, 2014

Guest Blogger – Ofelia Alvarado, Advocacy Director, American Lung Association in California, San Diego For two years (2008-2010), the American Lung Association in California staff worked intensely on outreach and education, providing trainings and a forum for National City community members anRead More »

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Susan Cameron elected President and CEO of Reynolds American Inc.; Daniel Delen to retire

April 17th, 2014

The board of directors of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has elected Susan M. Cameron president and chief executive officer, effective May 1. She will also remain a member of the RAI board of directors. Cameron served as president, CEO and a member ofRead more »

Chicago Sets Example for the Nation by Reducing High School Smoking to Record Low

April 17th, 2014

Chicago has succeeded by aggressively implementing proven strategies to reduce tobacco use, including the highest combined state-local cigarette tax in the nation at $6.16 per pack, a comprehensive smoke-free air law that recently was extended to electroRead more »