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  • My Quit Story: Replacing Cigarettes with Food
    January 7, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    I smoked for 41 years when I decided to quit, those first weeks came with some pretty intense smoking cravings. To beat them, I needed to keep my hands moving and that meant eating. Food became my replacement for smoking.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story: The First Week
    January 6, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    So I've officially quit smoking! And the first week of not smoking, well, it's tough. Smoking had become part of my routine. It was the first thing I did when I woke up in the morning. I had sometimes had to remind myself that I don't smoke anymore.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story: It's Quit Day
    January 5, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    I was ready to quit smoking before my Quit Day. Once I convinced myself that I was going to stop smoking, there was no turning back.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story: It's Time to Quit Smoking for Good
    January 4, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    So here's the truth: this is not my first time quitting smoking. As a smoker for 42 years, I've tried to quit a few times, sometimes for months at a time, but I always found a reason to light up again.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story My Quit Story: I Started Smoking at 15
    January 3, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    I began smoking for one simple reason: everyone around me did it. Both my parents were heavy smokers. I started smoking at 15, sneaking cigarettes from them when they weren't looking.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • My Quit Story
    January 2, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Dorothy's been a smoker for 42 years, and while she's tried to quit before, she's ready to take charge of her health and drop the habit for good. In six different posts, originally appearing on QuittersCircle.com, Dorothy shares her journey to becoming a quitter in the My Quit Story series. Follow along as she ditches cigarettes for good.
    Related Topic:  Tobacco & Smoking
  • Knoxville Spotlight on Success: How Knoxville Dramatically Reduced Ozone Smog and Became a Cleaner, Healthier City
    December 20, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    When the American Lung Association's Annual "State of the Air" report first landed in the news in 2000, the media interest around the report exploded in Knoxville, Tennessee, which the report ranked as the 12th most ozone-polluted city in the U.S.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Martha S. Saving More Lives Through Lung Cancer Screening
    December 19, 2017  |  Martha S.
    Lung cancer screening is key to saving more lives of those at high risk for the disease. I know because a scan saved me.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Holiday Gatherings How to Prepare Lung-Friendly Holiday Gatherings
    December 14, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    It's that time of year again, holiday party season is in full swing. Chestnuts are roasting, marshmallows are toasting, and we're here to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year without the added worry of your lung health.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • Asthma and Flu Season Controlling Your Asthma During the Holidays
    December 8, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Before you start roasting chestnuts on an open fire, if you have asthma, take extra precaution when planning your holiday fun. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can take daily asthma management practices off track, such as taking daily controller medicines and avoiding sick people and asthma triggers.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Bill Kempiners Bill Kempiners: Celebrating Volunteer Leadership in Advocacy
    November 28, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    The American Lung Association was founded by volunteers and volunteers are still a vibrant, energizing force in our organization. From our advocates, LUNG FORCE Heroes and event volunteers to our community health education facilitators and our board members at the local and national level, our mission and impact are driven by dedicated and generous volunteers.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • Foliage illustration in fall colors What Are You Thankful For?
    November 22, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we invite you to share what you are thankful for.
    Related Topic:  Impact
  • supplemental oxygen Talking about Supplemental Oxygen with Your Family
    November 15, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be a big health and life transition, but there are little things you can do to help ease changes for you and your family.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • CPP The Clean Power Plan: 3 Things You Need to Know
    November 14, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    On October 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants that will improve health and save lives. Repealing this critical plan would be a step backwards in America's fight for healthy air.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives Why We Need More Awareness around Lung Cancer Screening
    November 13, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Lung cancer screening is one of the most powerful tools we have in stopping lung cancer, with the potential to save tens of thousands of lives if everyone at risk is screened. The problem, though, is most people don't know about it.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Palliative Care An Inside Look at Lung Cancer and Palliative Care
    November 6, 2017  |  Carly Ornstein
    Coping with side effects from lung cancer and its treatment can be one of the most stressful parts of facing a cancer diagnosis. Many people don't know there is a medical sub-specialty called palliative medicine (sometimes called supportive care) that is aimed at helping patients manage their side effects and improve their quality of life.
    Related Topic:  Health & Wellness
  • Frank F. From Scan to Cancer Survivor
    November 1, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Frank F. successfully quit smoking after making a promise to his daughter. A smoker since the age of 15, Frank said that smoking was a part of his everyday life. "Back in those days, you had people who were lighting up before doing just about anything."� Before quitting, Frank had smoked 22,000 cigarettes over 30 years.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Captain Planet Let's Be Heroes: Classic Cartoon Encourages Kids to Take Care of the Environment
    October 27, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Remember Captain Planet and the Planeteers? We do! It's a cartoon that aired from 1990-1996 and taught viewers to care about the environment.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Lung health in the workplace You Don't Have to Wheeze at Work
    October 23, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Nearly 156 million Americans have the same thing in common, going to work. Since working adults spend more than half of their lives at work, the workplace becomes like a second home. Unlike at home, you may have less control at work over your exposure to certain irritants and allergens.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • How Your Lungs Get the Job Done What Healthy Lungs Can Do For You
    October 2, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Chances are you don't think much about your lungs. This reliable pair works hard for you all the time, helping you breathe 12 to 15 times a minute at rest - that's more than 6 million breaths a year.
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