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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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Seattle parks smoking ban approved

City parks department commission on Thursday approved a ban set to take effect July 1. The ban would expand a current city ordinance which bans "smoking, chewing, or other tobacco use…within 25 feet of other park patrons and in play areas, beaches, or pRead more »

ORDER #55-Remand denying the Motion for Relief From Certain Provisions of Order #1015.

Defendants have no other avenue for reconsideration — at this late date — of overturning the Court’s injunction ordering B&W Tobacco to air one television spot per week of the corrective action statements. In short, RJR’s attempt to turn its merits argumeRead more »