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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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Ingleside High School sophomore plans public smoking ban petition

Sophomore Carlos Vela, 15, was appointed last week by the Texas School Safety Center as one of 20 teen ambassadors for their statewide tobacco prevention program Say What!, an acronym for Students, Adults and Youth Working Hard Against Tobacco. He said hRead more »

County’s public housing units are going smoke-free

Bernalillo County and the American Lung Association are proud to partner on promoting smoke-free public housing in Bernalillo County. The Bernalillo County Housing Department manages 75 public housing units at two locations in the South Valley, includinRead more »