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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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An Overview Of The U.S. Tobacco Market

tactics used by the US manufacturers during the later part of the twentieth century were both deceitful and the spread of misinformation led to an inordinate amount of preventable deaths. However, this article is not to focus on the moral aspects of smokiRead more »

Amanda Bynes Fails Out of Fashion School Due to Smoking, Drinking: Report

The 28-year-old has reportedly failed out of the Fashion Institute Design & Merchandising, according to a new report, after less than a full year there.Read more »