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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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I Love Girl Scout Cookies!

April 4th, 2014

This post is written by the Center’s wonderful new intern, Debra Levi! She is working with Marlene Gomez on all things advocacy related to help with our work in Los Angeles.    Growing up, I always thought that eating Girl Scout cookies was just a normal and essential part Read More »

Youth Succeed to Reconvene National City Smokefree Housing Taskforce after 13 Month Hiatus

February 19th, 2014

Guest Blogger – Ofelia Alvarado, Advocacy Director, American Lung Association in California, San Diego For two years (2008-2010), the American Lung Association in California staff worked intensely on outreach and education, providing trainings and a forum for National City community members anRead More »

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Masculine boys and feminine girls more likely to get cancer

April 17th, 2014

"Girly" girls and macho teenage boys put themselves at greater risk of cancer because they are more likely to use sunbeds or smoke, warns a new study. Researchers found the most feminine teenage girls used tanning beds more often and are more likely notRead more »

Cigarette Smoking Increases Complications Following Fracture: A Systematic Review

April 17th, 2014

Conclusions: Smoking significantly increased the risk of nonunion of fractures overall, tibial fractures, and open fractures. Nonsignificant trends toward increased time to union in all fractures and toward increased postoperative rates of superficial aRead more »