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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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The American Lung Association Releases its 6th “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014 Report!”

July 28th, 2014

To encourage and inform the public about tobacco cessation coverage, the American Lung Association released this new report which provides an overview of tobacco cessation coverage in Medicaid, state employee health insurance and other insurance. By no...Read More »

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 »

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ASA Responds to Surgeon General's Call to Action Regarding UV Exposure

July 30th, 2014

those who use sunbeds increase their risk of melanoma 15 percent, while smokers increase their risk of lung cancer 2,500 percent. "I believe the report overstates the risk..." . The ASA agrees more research is needed before the government takes additionalRead more »

British American Tobacco CEO and FD Interviewed on Half-Year 2014 Results

July 30th, 2014

Increasing market share driven by its Global Drive Brands has contributed to a pleasing set of results for the first half of the year according to BAT's CEO Nicandro Durante, albeit the results were affected by sterling's recent appreciation.Read more »