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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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The American Lung Association Releases its 6th “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014 Report!”

July 28th, 2014

To encourage and inform the public about tobacco cessation coverage, the American Lung Association released this new report which provides an overview of tobacco cessation coverage in Medicaid, state employee health insurance and other insurance. By no...Read More »

Everyday Can Be Independence Day For Our Military

July 16th, 2014

Guest Blogger – Colleen Haydon, Program Manager, Project UNIFORM (Undoing Nicotine Influence From Our Respected Military)/CYAN As we all recover from our 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect upon just what independence means. In my world in military tobacco control, independeRead More »

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Anti-smoking tour kicks off in Ashland

July 29th, 2014

Roger Cline understands that smoking isn’t the only cause of lung cancer, but based on their physician’s professional opinion and Cline’s knowledge of his wife’s workplace, he is convinced that cigarettes killed her. It was a tobacco-free building but sRead more »

Nicotine patch preloading for smoking cessation (the preloading trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

July 29th, 2014

The use of nicotine replacement therapy before quitting smoking is called nicotine preloading. ...The pragmatic study design means that results will give a realistic estimate of the success of the intervention if it were to be rolled out as part of stanRead more »