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Community Organizing and Policy Resources for California’s Tobacco Control Advocate

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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In the City: Where you can’t smoke starting Sept. 1

Fort Collins has long been a leader regarding smoking and our community’s health, and these expanded ordinances build upon those earlier efforts. In 1984, Fort Collins was the first city in Colorado to pass a comprehensive smoking ordinance limiting smokRead more »

Fort Collins' smoking ban starts Tuesday

As part of the smoking ordinance adopted by City Council earlier this year, smoking will no longer be permitted at city parks, trails or natural areas, or at any city facility and its grounds. This includes the three city-owned golf courses, the LincolnRead more »