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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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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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PICARD: Canada should adopt plain packaging rules despite what Big Tobacco says

In recent days, Canada’s tobacco industry has launched a massive advertising campaign – including a full page ad in The Globe and Mail – attacking the federal government’s plan to introduce plain packaging rules for cigarettes and other tobacco products.Read more »

Global tobacco body for ‘balance’ at the WHO meet in November

The International Tobacco Growers Association has said that India should do its bit in ensuring that the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) it is hosting in November this year has the participation of all stake-holders, including growers.Read more »