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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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EDITORIAL: Soldiers Can Shoot, Not Smoke

we hoped it might be a misunderstanding. Now we know the ban is deliberate. The FDA has clarified its position in a letter responding to a query from California Republican Duncan Hunter. Mr. Hunter, a Marine reservist who has done combat tours in Iraq aRead more »

British American Offer Shows Growing Value of U.S. Market for Cigarette Industry

After years of spurning the U.S. because of mounting civil suits, international tobacco companies are returning as they confront declining cigarette volumes and expanding regulations around the globe. Last year, the UK’s Imperial Tobacco PLC spent $7.1Read more »