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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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100 years ago: Haskell football captain leads the way in campus anti-tobacco campaign

Sept. 20, 1914: "The captain of the football team at Haskell arose last night at the conclusion of an enthusiastic anti-tobacco meeting and said he desired to sign the list of membership first. He said that the ten other members of the club desired to folRead more »

Study: E-cigarettes do not help people trying to give up

do not appear to help cancer patients to give up smoking, new research suggests. A study of cancer patients who tried to quit smoking found those using the products were likely to have more failed attempts than those who did not use them...Read more »