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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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Does Baseball Promote the Use of Smokeless Tobacco?

I grew up going to baseball games, specifically Dodger games, but this blog post is not about which baseball team is the best. (Go Dodgers!) Many of my friends growing up, including my little brother, played baseball.  I spent countless evenings at the little league field and at my high school Read More »

Supporting Our Partners

On an early Sunday morning, a few weeks ago as I was going around and around a dark high school track. I had some time to reflect. I was participating, along with the rest of Team Smoke Enders, in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, in the city of Campbell. If you’ve never participatedRead More »

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The Significance Of Altria's Q3 Results

It is odd to see the company trading at a premium to the S&P 500, as Altria is in a declining industry. I believe the company will make a better purchase when the stock dips closer to its historical discount to the overall market's PE ratio.Read more »

Indiana’s smoking rate remains among highest in the nation

As part of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) District 9 Cancer Control Coalition is hosting a Lung Health Summit on Thursday, Nov. 6, to increase awareness of the district’s lung cancer burden. The event will be heRead more »