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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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Meet our New Intern: Brooke Trujillo

Meet our new intern Brooke Trujillo. We’re excited to have her on our team, working with Samantha on lots of policy related projects! Check out her ABCs and get to know her a little better. A is for Area Code: 707 B is for Breakfast. What did you have for breakfast today? Scrambled ERead More »

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 »

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Gainesville debates banning smoking in parks

presented the most recent draft of the ordinance, which would ban smoking from city parks, on Thursday, said Steve Phillips, the director of the Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department. The city has considered curtailing smoking in pRead more »

Dates for 2017 nicotine forum set

The fourth Global Forum on Nicotine is scheduled to be held at the Marriott Hotel Centrum, Warsaw, Poland, on June 15-17. The organizers say that the 2017 conference, themed Reducing Harm, Saving Lives, will examine the rapidly-developing science encompRead more »