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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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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 »

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 »

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Teen E-Cigarette Use Steams Past Smoking, Survey Finds

more students reported using an e-cigarette in the past month than admitted to past-month use of traditional cigarettes in the 2014 Monitoring the Future survey, which gathers information on eighth-, 10th- and 12th-grade students.Read more »

STORR: E-cigarettes: is vaping any safer than old-fashioned smoke?

“This is our Advanced Vaping System,” he explains, holding the black stick between thumb and forefinger. “It has all the convenience of cartomisers, and all the power and performance of the latest vaporising devices.”Read more »