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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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Price hikes help tobacco industry overcome lower sales volumes

Cigarette manufacturers’ ability to get smokers to absorb rounds of price increases contributed to additional revenue increases, according to a leading tobacco-industry analyst. Bonnie Herzog with Wells Fargo Securities said Tuesday that the price increaRead more »

No ifs, ands or butts Parks director presents information on proposed no-smoking ordinance

The Eureka Springs City Council is working with the parks commission on a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in city parks. Parks director Justin Huss presented information on the proposed ordinance Monday night, telling the council he was approaRead more »