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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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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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JOHNSON: I Learned Something Today: I'm not just blowing smoke, either

I do not see a reason why the University of Tennessee doesn’t just adopt a smoke-free campus policy. Today, there are at least 1,620 smoke-free campuses in the United States, and seeing as how now the majority of the U.S. population does not smoke, creatRead more »

TIENHAARA: Tobacco carve-out highlights risks of TPP

For the government to be placated by this exemption based on its limited experience with investor-state disputes is shortsighted, writes Kyla Tienhaara.Read more »