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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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Richard Godwin: E-cigarettes are not as harmless as we might think

. It may be a slight restriction in freedom for some but it’s funny how the freedom of 14-year-olds to watch proxy-prostitution or to suck bubblegum flavoured nicotine juice tallies with the freedom of companies to exploit appetites.Read more »

How Does Smoking Affect Multiple Sclerosis?

Cigarettes decidedly complicate MS symptoms, but there is also discussion around whether smoking can cause the disease when combined with other environmental and genetic factors. Doctors have been concerned that cigarettes may be an environmental risk fRead more »