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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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A Supreme Court Victory for Internet Retailers

Ruling in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, the court unanimously said businesses may go to federal court to challenge state laws seeking to collect taxes for in-state purchases from out-of-state Internet retailers.Read more »

Imperial Tobacco celebrates rising L&B Blue sales

Launched twelve months ago L&B Blue is designed to suit the preferences of adult smokers who require a lower priced cigarette offering with reassurance from a big brand. Since its launch the brand has gone from strength to strength and now boasts a markeRead more »