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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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Anti-Smoking Bills Head to California Senate

A package of anti-tobacco bills were passed by a state Senate committee Monday, including bills raising the legal smoking age to 21 and defining e-cigarettes as tobacco products. The two bills passed the Senate Appropriations Committee by a 5-2 margiRead more »

California could ban smokeless tobacco in pro baseball

Republican Sen. John Moorlach of Costa Mesa says professional baseball already voluntarily bans the product. Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco says AB768 puts a good practice into California law. The measure passed 24-14.Read more »