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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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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 »

Does Baseball Promote the Use of Smokeless Tobacco?

I grew up going to baseball games, specifically Dodger games, but this blog post is not about which baseball team is the best. (Go Dodgers!) Many of my friends growing up, including my little brother, played baseball.  I spent countless evenings at the little league field and at my high school Read More »

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EDITORIAL: Smoke break

death isn’t cool and killing your friends isn’t either. Our editorial board asks that you respect this ban and abide by it for the sake of both your health and the health of others. This citywide smoking ban is a step closer towards a safer and healthierRead more »

RJ Reynolds Hit With $6M Verdict In Engle Trial ($$)

the jury assigned equal responsibility to R.J. Reynolds and to Henry Gray, who died in 1995, for his smoking related death. The jury awarded the $6 million in damages to his wife Ellen Gray for pain and suffering, and loss of companionship, among other thRead more »