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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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CIVIL DOCKET FOR Forsyth v. MPAA, Apr 28-29, 2016

MOTION to Strike Complaint filed by National Association of Theatre Owners. Motion Hearing set for 6/9/2016 01:30 PM in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Richard Seeborg. Responses due by 5/13/2016.Read more »

Ottawa moves to ban menthol cigarettes citing appeal to first-time smokers

The federal government has served notice it is moving to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes because of their appeal to young and first-time smokers. The posting in the latest Canada Gazette starts the clock on a 30-day public comment period. The governmenRead more »