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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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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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Local housing authority’s policy predates federal ‘no smoking’ initiative

A fire three years ago – triggered by a cigarette – that injured 13 residents of public housing in North Charleroi prompted Washington County Housing Authority to ban indoor smoking in all apartments it manages.... No one challenged the Washington CountyRead more »

Bill would snuff out smoking at all Ohio schools

Shelly Kiser with the American Lung Association in Ohio explains that H-B 221 would bring consistency across the board, because not all smoke-free policies are the same... “When they see their friend’s mom or friend’s dad out there that they really like,Read more »