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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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Everyday Can Be Independence Day For Our Military

July 16th, 2014

Guest Blogger – Colleen Haydon, Program Manager, Project UNIFORM (Undoing Nicotine Influence From Our Respected Military)/CYAN As we all recover from our 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect upon just what independence means. In my world in military tobacco control, independeRead More »

Meet Our New Intern: The ABC’s of Kevin Bursey

July 2nd, 2014

Kevin Bursey is the newest member of the Center team, interning with Stacy on all things policy related! Check out his ABCs and get to know him a little better. A is for Area Code: 559 B is for Breakfast. What did you have for breakfast today? Coffee w...Read More »

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Smoking banned at Houston city parks and libraries

July 24th, 2014

The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Houston Public Library have announced plans to ban smoking and tobacco products at all of their properties. Houston City Council met on Wednesday to discuss the new policy going into effect.Read more »

LETTER: CHAPMAN: Still in denial over tobacco packaging

July 24th, 2014

Japan Tobacco International’s Daniel Torras is wrong in claiming that Australia’s recent dramatic fall in smoking prevalence was “consistent with pre-existing trends” ... Like Monty Python’s Black Knight talking about “just a flesh wound” after losing allRead more »