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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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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 »

Supporting Our Partners

On an early Sunday morning, a few weeks ago as I was going around and around a dark high school track. I had some time to reflect. I was participating, along with the rest of Team Smoke Enders, in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, in the city of Campbell. If you’ve never participatedRead More »

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Asia’s rising tobacco epidemic a result of anti-smoking policy neglect

Smoke-filled bars and packed cancer wards reflect decades of neglect ... Researchers say inadequate public awareness of smoking risks, coupled with aggressive tobacco marketing, has left Asian nations with some of the highest smoking rates in the world aRead more »

BAILEY: Elizabeth Whelan, Fierce Fighter Against Junk Science, Is Dead. - Hit & Run

Whelan had devoted her life to combatting the misinformation and disinformation that are all-too-often peddled by activist charlatans. I could count on her and ACSH to steer me right when reporting on public health, environmental, medical, and regRead more »