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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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Enforcing tobacco ban on campus

In Charleston earlier this week, a proposal to ban smoking in all public areas was discussed by the City Council. The ban seeks to reduce the dangers of secondhand smoke in areas owned by the city and further eliminate the habit from local society.Read more »

OzQuits continues to advocate for campus clean air

“I hope we are reminding everybody on this Earth Day that this is our college policy and we expect everybody to abide by it,” said Barbara St. Michel, the associate director of Campus Life and head of the Clean Air Committee. Peer Advocates from the LifRead more »