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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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German court rules landlord was wrong to evict heavy smoker

The Duesseldorf regional court ruled Wednesday there was insufficient evidence that Friedhelm Adolfs had exposed other tenants to secondhand smoke by failing to air his apartment properly, the grounds cited for his eviction. German news agency dpa reporRead more »

Casino Workers In Nevada Rally For Smoke-Free Workplace

Workers and patrons fed-up with breathing in secondhand smoke in Nevada casinos are rallying outside the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas Tuesday... The advocacy group Smoke-Free Gaming of America organized the rally in front of the Sands Expo and ConventRead more »