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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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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 »

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 »

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Do any of the currently available treatments for COPD improve survival from COPD? Discuss.

Do any of the currently available treatments for COPD improve survival? That was the question MedPage Today asked four experts:Read more »

Smokers who discard fag ends made to cough up £80 as council gets tough on litter

LITTER wardens are starting to get tough with smokers in North Lincolnshire who throw away cigarette ends on the streets. Since April, the three-strong team has issued 14 fixed penalty notices to smokers.Read more »