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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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British America Tobacco urges anti-tobacco NGOs to fund alternative smoking products

September 2nd, 2014

In a statement responding to a recent criticism of the company by an NGO and made available to PREMIUM TIMES, Thursday, BATN said that it was “surprised” that an NGO would fault its recent efforts to sensitise enforcement agents on the recently passed LaRead more »

Letter: Appreciates CVS' anti-tobacco stance

September 2nd, 2014

It is time to change FDA policies for ingredient listing ...We The People Party members and myself sincerely appreciate CVS Pharmacies’ policy to discontinue sale of cigarettes and hope to see other pharmacies follow the same practice.Read more »