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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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I Love Girl Scout Cookies!

April 4th, 2014

This post is written by the Center’s wonderful new intern, Debra Levi! She is working with Marlene Gomez on all things advocacy related to help with our work in Los Angeles.    Growing up, I always thought that eating Girl Scout cookies was just a normal and essential part Read More »

Youth Succeed to Reconvene National City Smokefree Housing Taskforce after 13 Month Hiatus

February 19th, 2014

Guest Blogger – Ofelia Alvarado, Advocacy Director, American Lung Association in California, San Diego For two years (2008-2010), the American Lung Association in California staff worked intensely on outreach and education, providing trainings and a forum for National City community members anRead More »

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LETTER: Ruling good for Pa.

April 21st, 2014

We at the American Lung Association are thankful for the court ruling that will allow Pennsylvania to recoup nearly $120 million in contested tobacco-lawsuit settlement funds ( “Pa. scores ‘victory,' gets portion of tobacco settlement restored” ). SpentRead more »

LETTER: Smokers: Take it outside

April 21st, 2014

On May 6, the Augusta Commission is voting on an ordinance to help create a healthier Augusta. We refer to it as the BreathEasy Augusta campaign, and it is designed to eliminate smoking in Augusta’s workplaces and ask those who smoke to simply take it ouRead more »