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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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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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INTERVIEW One day I hope we won’t sell cigarettes, says Marlboro boss ($$)

Has the Marlboro man really gone on a health drive? Before anti-smoking campaigners rejoice, Calantzopoulos makes clear that he has merely switched one addiction for another. But, believe it or not, he is on a mission to get millions more smokers to stuRead more »

BAT is smoking with a deal to shut out those Brexit blues ($$)

It is interesting to note that one of the first big mergers proposed following the devaluation of the pound involves a London-listed company as the predator rather than the prey. Sterling’s plunge has left the City on alert, with bankers warning the bossRead more »