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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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VIDEO: Norfolk smokers urged to take 'seven steps' away from children before lighting up

Norfolk County Council says rather than smoking inside their house, opening a window or simply opening the back door, smokers should take seven steps away from their home. They say this will help prevent thousands of children being exposed to deadly cigRead more »

Australia faces $50m legal bill in cigarette plain packaging fight with Philip Morris

And that is just for the first stage. If in September the three-person extraterritorial tribunal decides Australia has a case to answer, the hearing will move on to substantive matters and the bills will become far bigger. The West Australian newspaperRead more »