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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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'I want cigarettes and a parachute!': Thomson flight from Tunisia diverted to Gatwick after 'drunk woman attacks cabin crew with her prosthetic leg'

August 1st, 2014

Pilots were forced to divert a plane after a drunk passenger threw her prosthetic leg at members of the cabin crew. After her demands for ‘cigarettes and a parachute’ were denied by stewards, the 48-year-old took off the false limb and hurled it at theRead more »

Dropped cigarette to blame for head-on crash that injured several Oklahoma children

August 1st, 2014

Authorities say the driver of a car that was heading west on Hwy 3 crossed the double yellow line, smashing into a van, with a mother, another adult and her four children inside. Jimmie Heard is a tow truck driver. He's been working violent crash sceRead more »