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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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Cost of a lifetime of smoking equivalent to an 800 sq ft flat, Chinese University study finds

Assuming consumption of one packet a day, Hong Kong smokers spend an average of HK$20,440 a year. Vivian Lee Wing-yan... "The money spent on cigarettes can be used on investment instead to potentially increase their assets,"..., ahead of World No TobaccoRead more »

Big Tobacco fights back: how the cigarette kings bought the vaping industry

Big Tobacco began to realise that, rather than just a temporary fad, e-cigarettes represented a new threat to their established markets. And that wasn't all – they might be the prototype of a product the industry had long searched for in vain: the saferRead more »