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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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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 »

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 »

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McCrory names lobbyist as deputy chief of staff

Gov. Pat McCrory has named a well-known Raleigh lobbyist who previously worked for Sen. Jesse Helms as a new deputy chief of staff. Jimmy Broughton...His past clients also include tobacco giant Reynolds American and the military contractor BlackwaterRead more »

Advocates worry about increase in teen e-cig use

manufacturers, market e-cigs as a reduced-risk product since they do not have Food and Drug Administration approval to make those claims. How the report adds fuel to the fiery debate is that some anti-tobacco advocates are decrying the jump in e-cig usageRead more »