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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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Does Baseball Promote the Use of Smokeless Tobacco?

August 18th, 2014

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 »

Supporting Our Partners

August 5th, 2014

On an early Sunday morning, a few weeks ago as I was going around and around a dark high school track. I had some time to reflect. I was participating, along with the rest of Team Smoke Enders, in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, in the city of Campbell. If you’ve never participatedRead More »

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FLYNN: All For Want of a Good Five-Cent Cigar

August 23rd, 2014

Michael Brown lost his life after pursuing his unrestrained, but not unrequited, love for Swisher Sweets, which he heisted from a Ferguson, Missouri, shopkeeper... he revolted against the tax man. A dead kid, looted stores, a torn community—all for the waRead more »

Medical Monitoring Cause of Action Rejected in One of Three Stand-Out Cases

August 23rd, 2014

One of the most highly anticipated product liability decisions of the year came when the Court of Appeals considered in Caronia v. Philip Morris USA12 whether under New York law current or former longtime heavy smokers who had not been diagnosed with a smRead more »