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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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Public Campaign Against Exxon Has Roots in a 2012 Meeting

dating back to a gathering in La Jolla, a San Diego community, in 2012. That meeting was conceived of by Naomi Oreskes... The participants, including several veterans of the tobacco wars, discussed a turning point in the fight against tobacco: the unearthRead more »

Valley teenager injured after e-cig explodes; faces surgery tomorrow to repair burns

MARICOPA, AZ - A Valley 17-year-old is in the hospital after being severely burned by an e-cigarette. "It was like bomb going off," said Hailey Boyce. Boyce says she was getting ready to use her E-Cigarette when it suddenly exploded. Catching her cloRead more »