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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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Why you can't buy any cigarettes, tobacco products in Dubai tomorrow

Dubai-based fuel retailer Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) has announced a 24-hour ban on the sale of cigarette and tobacco products tomorrow, May 31, across its all Enoc and Eppco service stations network in the UAE.Read more »

Illegal cigarette puts dairy owner in trouble

A dairy-owner faces a criminal record with restrictions on employment, business and international travel after being prosecuted by health authorities for illegally selling $1.50 single cigarettes. “If you break the law… you could be next. That’s our messRead more »