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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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Bonding Before Spectre: Thunderball at 50

The film even has a wonderful early sequence of 007 being trotted off to a health resort, with MI 6 chief M alarmed by Bond's unhealthy ways. The 70 cigarettes a day and all that drinking don't seem to be doing him a bit of good. Thought it is even funniRead more »

Hillary Clinton's TPP deal disapproval is 'a critical turning point'

Further undercutting the pact’s chances, the powerful drug and tobacco industries are also unhappy with it. Senator McConnell of Kentucky is upset that the deal exempts the tobacco industry – one of his home state’s most important industries – from contrRead more »