2016 – The Year in Lung Health
Your lungs may not know it, but they just had a very important year! Looking back at 2016, we see a year of great change, challenges and progress in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
I've Quit So Many Things in My Life. Quitting Smoking Was the Hardest.
I’ve quit many things in my life but quitting smoking was the hardest. It's been eight years since I quit smoking and it blows my mind how much the smoke that I used to love bothers me so much now.
Deadly December Smogs to Remember—and Prevent
An episode of the show "The Crown" depicts the "Great Smog," a historic air pollution event in London, which caused widespread illness and an estimated 12,000 deaths. Unfortunately, those events aren’t Netflix fiction or just vestiges of the past —similar “great smogs” are happening today.
Get Access to Quality Medical Coverage – Sign Up for Health Insurance
Health insurance through the Affordable Care Act benefits millions of Americans with lung disease, and open enrollment is happening right now.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
E-Cigarettes – A Real Threat to Young People's Health
On December 8, the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a report on e-cigarette use by youth and young adults. This first-ever Surgeon General's report on e-cigarettes shatters the myth that e-cigarettes are harmless.
Keep Your Lungs Happy during Holiday Travel
Heading away from home for the holidays? Traveling during this busy season can be stressful for anyone. Get a few expert tips to make your holiday travel a bit easier.Related Topic: Health & Wellness
I Want to Do This for ME!
On March 15, 2016, I had one cigarette left in my pack and I smoked it on the way to work. I have not had a cigarette since that time.
Why We're Donating to Help the Lung Association Defeat Lung Cancer and How You Can, Too
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout the month, Myriad Genetics has worked with the American Lung Association to spread the word about defeating lung cancer through research and making sure those affected by lung cancer receive access to necessary treatment plans and the resources they need to understand their diagnoses.
Remembering Leon G. Billings: Honoring an Individual Whose Critical Work Continues to Save Lives
As we all reflect on what we are grateful for this Thanksgiving, the American Lung Association recognizes and thanks Leon G. Billings, whose tireless work for clean air helped to advance our mission to save lives, prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Last week, Mr. Billings passed away at age 78, and American lost one of its unsung heroes.
Battling for Breath: What It's Like to Live in a Polluted City
Most people know that air pollution is bad for human health. Scenes of smokestacks and hazy horizons conjure up mental images of coughing and wheezing. But not everyone realizes what it takes to stay safe in an area with consistently harmful levels of air pollution, especially for people with a chronic lung disease.Related Topic: Healthy Air