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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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I Love Girl Scout Cookies!

April 4th, 2014

This post is written by the Center’s wonderful new intern, Debra Levi! She is working with Marlene Gomez on all things advocacy related to help with our work in Los Angeles.    Growing up, I always thought that eating Girl Scout cookies was just a normal and essential part Read More »

Youth Succeed to Reconvene National City Smokefree Housing Taskforce after 13 Month Hiatus

February 19th, 2014

Guest Blogger – Ofelia Alvarado, Advocacy Director, American Lung Association in California, San Diego For two years (2008-2010), the American Lung Association in California staff worked intensely on outreach and education, providing trainings and a forum for National City community members anRead More »

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Smoke Shop Magazine: E-Cigs at the Forefront (PDF)

April 24th, 2014

Generally, existing and pending state regulation of electronic cigarettes is focused on three areas: youth access; public use restrictions; and taxation.Read more »

D.C. Federal Judges Honor Law Firm Pro Bono Service

April 24th, 2014

Arnold & Porter senior counsel … said attorneys there performed 106,000 hours of pro bono work last year. "We are so proud of those stats," … Kirkland & Ellis. … O'Melveny & Myers…Covington & Burling; … Jones Day…Skadden, ArpsRead more »