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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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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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Petition drive challenges Kansas City e-cigarette restrictions

Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping Education (BRAVE) is gathering signatures to overturn that indoor vapor use ban in Kansas City...said health advocates did not reach out to the vapor industry to hear their perspective before the council’s vote. He sRead more »

Suspect in Waffle House shooting asks if death penalty possible during court appearance

The man accused of shooting a Waffle House server over a no smoking ban had only one question when standing before a judge for his initial appearance on Monday. "Is the death penalty going to be involved in this charge?" suspect Johnny Max Mount asked JuRead more »