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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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Life's a drag: Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman spotted smoking cigarettes whilst taking a spin in his Jaguar convertible

April 21st, 2014

Simon, 54, and Lauren, 36, looked like they were enjoying their mischievous smoke, as Simon was spotted smiling and holding his cigarette in place with his lips as he took control of the wheel.Read more »

Three prosecuted for online sales of e-cigarettes

April 21st, 2014

Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has taken enforcement action against the illegal sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in Singapore and seized 490 sets of e-cigarettes worth an estimated $25,000 from three peddlers over the last 3 months, accordingRead more »