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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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Smoking ban creates opposition

April 17th, 2014

The University is going tobacco-free in an attempt to create a “healthier” environment for students, according to their website. The goal is also to “protect” both smokers and non-smokers from the various health risks that both first and second hand smokRead more »

Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) Struggled Again In The First Quarter As A rising Dollar And Global Regulations Hit Profits

April 17th, 2014

Global tobacco firm Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM), which reports before the market opens on Thursday, is expected to report declining profit again in the first quarter as a strong U.S. dollar weighs on the firm.Read more »