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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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Scheme sees Māori smokers drop 10pc

The number of Maori smokers is declining, thanks to a strategy implemented by the region's iwi. Ngati Kahungunu became the first iwi to develop a comprehensive strategy to rid tobacco from the lives of their people in 2010. They have cut their number oRead more »

Smokeless tobacco no safer than cigarettes

The problem, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is that high school athletes also use smokeless forms of tobacco at higher rates than non-athletes. But is smokeless tobacco a safer alternative to smoking? Not at all, saysRead more »