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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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I Love Girl Scout Cookies!

April 4th, 2014

This post is written by the Center’s wonderful new intern, Debra Levi! She is working with Marlene Gomez on all things advocacy related to help with our work in Los Angeles.    Growing up, I always thought that eating Girl Scout cookies was just a normal and essential part Read More »

Youth Succeed to Reconvene National City Smokefree Housing Taskforce after 13 Month Hiatus

February 19th, 2014

Guest Blogger – Ofelia Alvarado, Advocacy Director, American Lung Association in California, San Diego For two years (2008-2010), the American Lung Association in California staff worked intensely on outreach and education, providing trainings and a forum for National City community members anRead More »

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American Lung Association Interested In Hearing from Smoking Asthmatics

April 16th, 2014

The American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center (ACRC) is the largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to discovering effective treatment strategies for asthma. The network is currently recruiting asthmatic smokRead more »

Altria Pays $3.3 Billion Under Industry Smoking Pact

April 16th, 2014

Altria Group Inc. said its Philip Morris USA unit made its annual payment--which totaled $3.3 billion this year-- toward the tobacco industry's master settlement agreement. Under the landmark 1998 tobacco agreement, companies in the industry agreed to pRead more »