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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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Lucky escape for woman after house fire

The woman, who is in her 60s, had been smoking in bed and fell asleep which led to the cigarette catching fire to the bed. However, she woke up in time to escape the blazeRead more »

Parks cleanup aims to decrease litter, tobacco use

The 2nd annual “Keep Grand Island Beautiful No Butts About It” project is headed by Tobacco Free Hall County and is cosponsored by Grand Island Area Clean Community System and Grand Island Parks and Recreation. Volunteers helping with the four-day procesRead more »