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Community Organizing and Policy Resources for California’s Tobacco Control Advocate

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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Tobacco tax hike dollars would go to health programs

In addition to directing funds to “health-related programs and tobacco education, prevention and cessation programs,” the ballot question also directs the additional revenue to other health-related programs. A “Yes” vote for the ballot question would rRead more »

Zico performs with winners of anti-smoking campaign

Korean hip-hop artist Zico held a collaboration performance with finalists of an anti-smoking campaign audition where each competitor performed a self-composed rap with Zico. Known as a non-smoker, Zico has been promoting the Ministry of Health and WelfRead more »