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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?

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

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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Amal Alamuddin quit smoking for George Clooney.

reportedly went "cold turkey" after she started dating ... George previously admitted he is "a big non-smoker."... I had 10 great aunts and uncles on my father's side, and six of them died of lung cancer. Rosemary [Clooney's aunt] died of lung cancer, tooRead more »

Cigar Heaven (PHOTOS)

I wish I loved cigars. If I did love them, I am positive I would love Martinez Cigars. Family owned and handmade in midtown Manhattan since 1974, the place looked like home and smelled like heaven. Owner Jesus Martinez was kind enough to let me stop by aRead more »