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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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John Dalli still refuses to explain ‘charity’ visit to Bahamas

where he spent a weekend two days after his former canvasser Silvio Zammit was interviewed by the EU’s anti-fraud agency Olaf. Mr Dalli was made to resign from his appointment as EU Health Commissioner after the Olaf report found “unambiguous circumstantRead more »

DOLL/PETO: The Causes of Cancer: Quantitative Estimates of Avoidable Risks of Cancer in the United States Today

It is sometimes suggested that because a percentage of smokers do not get lung cancer, there must be other causes, or genetic variability . The conclusion may or may not be correct, but the argument for it is bogus.Read more »