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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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Community group wants to revisit indoor smoking ban

Kearney-Holt CAN group is making plans to approach the community with another indoor smoking ban. On Oct. 14 the group held an open forum for anyone interested in the prospect of an indoor smoking ban. The group, along with the Northland Coalition, approRead more »

Smoking ordinance could soon include Lubbock's bars and sports grills

During a meeting Thursday, the City Council will have its first vote on an amendment to an existing ordinance that would prohibit smoking in almost all enclosed public spaces, and unlike the current law, the amendment includes bars and sports grills.Read more »