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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 »

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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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Bangkok launches 'No Smoking' campaign in public health facilities

August 28th, 2014

Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) today launched a model of a smoke free public health facilities. .. The aim of this campaign is to reduce the smoking rate by 10 percent by 2025. All nine hospitals under the BMA Medical Service Department and 68 publiRead more »

Anti-Smoking Ads Featuring Celebrities Smoking Try To Get Kids To Rebel, But It Could Backfire

August 28th, 2014

Seeing celebrities smoking outside of movies when they are less of the illustrious figure they portray on the big screen could make them more relatable to young people. A more effective and conventional tactic may have been targeting how tobacco companiesRead more »