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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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Everyday Can Be Independence Day For Our Military

July 16th, 2014

Guest Blogger – Colleen Haydon, Program Manager, Project UNIFORM (Undoing Nicotine Influence From Our Respected Military)/CYAN As we all recover from our 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect upon just what independence means. In my world in military tobacco control, independeRead More »

Meet Our New Intern: The ABC’s of Kevin Bursey

July 2nd, 2014

Kevin Bursey is the newest member of the Center team, interning with Stacy on all things policy related! Check out his ABCs and get to know him a little better. A is for Area Code: 559 B is for Breakfast. What did you have for breakfast today? Coffee w...Read More »

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“Super High” Nicotine Youth Appealing Electronic Cigarette Flavors

July 24th, 2014

Maya Ben-Efraim and Robert Jackler from Stanford just submitted this comment to the FDA ...These e-liquids are marketed online with bright and colorful images (see accompanying Powerpoint) and dispensed in similarly colorful bottles. It is quite evidentRead more »

Husband's Death Worth $3.8M, Says Economist Testifying in Tobacco Suit - Business - Palos Verdes, CA Patch

July 24th, 2014

The widow of a longtime smoker sustained about $3.8 million in lost household income as a result of her late husband's death from lung cancer, an economist testified today in trial of the Southland woman's negligence suit against Lorillard Tobacco Co. JaRead more »