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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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Veto override fails to gain support

Only 15 legislators supported the move to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies, far under the supermajority need to pass...Proponents of the proposed local law to ban the sale of tobacco at pharmacies on Tuesday, Oct. 14, urged the Albany County Legislature toRead more »

Jean-Claude Juncker plays with future of EU-US trade deal

He thereby risks alienating the US from further pursuit of the flagging talks – and the ire of many EU member states, 14 of which signed a letter of protest on Wednesday. Mr Juncker’s step deprives Cecilia Malmström, the EU trade commissioner, of autonomRead more »