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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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Outrage after 5-year-old seen smoking fag and sipping lager - in local PLAYGROUND

A boy aged just five has been caught in this shocking image enjoying a fag and a can of beer - while at his local playground. The child was seen puffing a cigarette behind the wheel of a toy car while holding the alcoholic beverage. His astonishing antiRead more »

SHOCK PIC: Boy, 5, snapped in toy car holding beer with cigarette in his mouth

The photo was taken in the city of Tyumen in Russia's south-central Tyumen Oblast region...The photo was taken by an onlooker who shared it on social media with the comment: "I wonder if his parents are watching?"Read more »