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Mission, Impact & History

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on five strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases; and to accelerate fundraising and enhance organizational effectiveness to support the urgency of our mission.

Our Mission and Goals

See our mission and learn more about our strategic plan to achieve our goals. Learn more »

Our Impact

Whether it's searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe, the work of the American Lung Association helps to save lives every day. Learn more »

Our History

For more than 110 years, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our work is more important than ever. Learn more »


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