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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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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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Don’t Get Too Stoked on Cuban Smokes

“Fundamentally, the U.S. Congress controls the embargo on Cuba,” notes Kevin “Kip” Talley, a senior director at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association...It would take a Congressional act to lift the embargo, and while there are cerRead more »

VIDEOS: EDITORIAL: FDA's Hip-Hop Anti-Smoking Campaign: Brilliant or Doomed to Fail?

Plainly put, this hip-hop anti-smoking campaign kind of clashes with the Administration's image. So, rather than convince teenagers not to take up smoking or quit if they already have a soft spot for cigarettes, Fresh Empire might backfire and get youthRead more »