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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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Everyday Can Be Independence Day For Our Military

July 16th, 2014

Guest Blogger – Colleen Haydon, Program Manager, Project UNIFORM (Undoing Nicotine Influence From Our Respected Military)/CYAN As we all recover from our 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect upon just what independence means. In my world in military tobacco control, independeRead More »

Meet Our New Intern: The ABC’s of Kevin Bursey

July 2nd, 2014

Kevin Bursey is the newest member of the Center team, interning with Stacy on all things policy related! Check out his ABCs and get to know him a little better. A is for Area Code: 559 B is for Breakfast. What did you have for breakfast today? Coffee w...Read More »

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CASE: The Wages of Smoking / Is $23.6 billion too much in punitive damages?

July 24th, 2014

Reynolds lawyers inadvertently made this point themselves by announcing that a mere $100-million judgment would not affect their behavior. That strategy backfired ...Conservatives should have no principled objections to harsh punishment of companies thatRead more »

GRAVES: Smoke gets in your eyes

July 24th, 2014

The massive roadblock thrown in the path of medical science to educate the public on the dangers of tobacco smoking seems eerily similar to today's concerted denigration of climate scientists. The fundamental origin of the opposition is exactly the sameRead more »