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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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I Love Girl Scout Cookies!

April 4th, 2014

This post is written by the Center’s wonderful new intern, Debra Levi! She is working with Marlene Gomez on all things advocacy related to help with our work in Los Angeles.    Growing up, I always thought that eating Girl Scout cookies was just a normal and essential part Read More »

Youth Succeed to Reconvene National City Smokefree Housing Taskforce after 13 Month Hiatus

February 19th, 2014

Guest Blogger – Ofelia Alvarado, Advocacy Director, American Lung Association in California, San Diego For two years (2008-2010), the American Lung Association in California staff worked intensely on outreach and education, providing trainings and a forum for National City community members anRead More »

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Manitoba aims to butt out flavoured cigarettes

April 18th, 2014

The Manitoba government is moving to ban the sale of flavoured cigarettes, saying they lure young people into smoking. "No parent wants their child to smoke and we should do whatever we can to keep them from picking up this dangerous habit in the firstRead more »

WULFFSON: E-cigarettes may pose cancer risk

April 18th, 2014

If a link between e-cigarettes and cancer is proven, it will most likely be a lower risk than that of tobacco products. However, even a small increase in risk (e.g., 1%) is 100% if it happens to you. The increasing popularity of e-cigarettes among teensRead more »