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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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UPDATE 1-Swedish Match shares up as snus margin beats expectations

said on Wednesday it would increase marketing of its wet snuff "snus" in the United States throughout the year as it awaits a ruling whether it may market snus in the country as less risky than cigarettes.Read more »

GLANTZ: Addiction refuses to allow discussion of industry ties to criticism of our “softening paper”

we did respond, noting that Plurphanswat and Rodu’s paper followed the well-established pattern of tobacco industry-funded researchers trying to create controversy about research inconsistent with industry interests, the fact that Rodu had understated hisRead more »