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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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State of Tobacco Control 2015

July 31st, 2014

Hello world! A brand new and improved State of Tobacco Control – California Local Grades report is 6 months away from showing off its new changes! This is my third year working on this report and I believe this new grading methodology will highlight cities with the best tobacco control policieRead More »

The American Lung Association Releases its 6th “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014 Report!”

July 28th, 2014

To encourage and inform the public about tobacco cessation coverage, the American Lung Association released this new report which provides an overview of tobacco cessation coverage in Medicaid, state employee health insurance and other insurance. By no...Read More »

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VIDEO: Another Way Tobacco Companies Contribute to Climate Change

August 1st, 2014

Speaking of Rainforests, (see post on this page).. I guess it wasn't enough for the Tobacco companies to perfect the anti-science movement template. Turns out global deforestation is also business as usual.Read more »

NEAL: E-Cigs Are Healthier Than Tobacco, According to All the Research Done So Far

August 1st, 2014

At issue here is more than a fact-thin media firestorm, it’s that a hasty regulatory scheme could effectively quash the e-cig business. It's no secret the proposed guidelines currently being reviewed by the FDA would stymie small and medium vape vendorsRead more »