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Community Organizing and Policy Resources for California’s Tobacco Control Advocate

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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Meet our New Intern: Brooke Trujillo

Meet our new intern Brooke Trujillo. We’re excited to have her on our team, working with Samantha on lots of policy related projects! Check out her ABCs and get to know her a little better. A is for Area Code: 707 B is for Breakfast. What did you have for breakfast today? Scrambled ERead More »

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 »

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TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION AS PUBLIC POLICY

Unfortunately, government health agencies and many tobacco control organizations have not endorsed tobacco harm reduction as a viable addition to existing abstinence policies, leaving the status quo in place. It is a Guiding Principle for RAI and its opRead more »

LEGISLATIVE ENGAGEMENT IN THR AND YTP

We educate federal, state and local legislators on our youth tobacco prevention efforts and it is our belief that all states should have laws covering a broad spectrum of youth tobacco prevention mechanisms.Read more »