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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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Does Baseball Promote the Use of Smokeless Tobacco?

I grew up going to baseball games, specifically Dodger games, but this blog post is not about which baseball team is the best. (Go Dodgers!) Many of my friends growing up, including my little brother, played baseball.  I spent countless evenings at the little league field and at my high school Read More »

Supporting Our Partners

On an early Sunday morning, a few weeks ago as I was going around and around a dark high school track. I had some time to reflect. I was participating, along with the rest of Team Smoke Enders, in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, in the city of Campbell. If you’ve never participatedRead More »

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Quebec smokers v. 'Big Tobacco': $17.8B class action wrapping up

With nearly $18 billion on the line, lawyers for Quebec smokers and Big Tobacco began their final arguments Monday, in a landmark case that has been underway for years. Two groups representing an estimated 1 million Quebec smokers are suing three major CRead more »

Exclude tobacco from trade talks, Seatca urges

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca) has called for tobacco products to be withdrawn from current and upcoming trade and investment negotiations. Seatca requested that no special trading privileges or incentives be given to tobacco compaRead more »