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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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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 »

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 »

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EDITORIAL: Tobacco tax: Grounds for bipartisan cooperation

If the percentage of adult smokers is lowered, and lives saved in the process, it would be well worth the effort. We see no reason why both Democrats and Republicans should not work together in support of this important bipartisan measure.Read more »

Stubbing-out smoking in the Scottish Borders

The rate in the Borders is slightly higher than the UK average, with 22 per cent of adults smoking. Stop smoking support in the Borders is provided by Quit4Good, a team of specialist stop smoking advisors and community pharmacists. They offer valuable suRead more »