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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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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 »

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 »

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Editorial: Nation’s youth getting the message about deadly habit

This is especially impressive considering the pervasiveness of cigarettes in the movies and TV. The fact an increasing number of our nation’s youth grasps the fact that smoking is more deadly than cool, is a positive omen for our country’s physical andRead more »

LETTER: Cigarettes, shisha are similar, but require different approaches

given that shisha is not as deeply entrenched in our society, the same issues are much less likely to arise. Therefore, instead of a complete ban on cigarettes, more practical and feasible measures, such as smoking restrictions in certain public places,Read more »