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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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Everyday Can Be Independence Day For Our Military

July 16th, 2014

Guest Blogger – Colleen Haydon, Program Manager, Project UNIFORM (Undoing Nicotine Influence From Our Respected Military)/CYAN As we all recover from our 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect upon just what independence means. In my world in military tobacco control, independeRead More »

Meet Our New Intern: The ABC’s of Kevin Bursey

July 2nd, 2014

Kevin Bursey is the newest member of the Center team, interning with Stacy on all things policy related! Check out his ABCs and get to know him a little better. A is for Area Code: 559 B is for Breakfast. What did you have for breakfast today? Coffee w...Read More »

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Palos Verdes Estates woman testifies in negligence suit against tobacco company

July 23rd, 2014

“When he was gone, I felt like half of me was gone,” 69-year-old Tajie Major said of former Navy Capt. William “Earl” Major, who smoked for decades....Her lawsuit, being tried before jurors in a Los Angeles courtroom, alleges Lorillard put sales over safeRead more »

Menthol cigarettes harder to quit, UW-Madison study says

July 23rd, 2014

Menthol flavoring may make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes, especially for black women, a UW-Madison study found. In a study of people trying to quit smoking, 38 percent of non-menthol smokers quit after six months, compared to 31 percent of menthoRead more »