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  • New Study: Reducing Power Plant Carbon Emissions Would Reduce Other Pollutants and Save Lives
    October 2, 2014 - According to a new report, strong limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants could improve air quality and prevent an estimated 3,500 premature deaths along with other significant benefits to human health.
  • Protect Yourself from Lethal Wildfire Smoke
    September 18, 2014 - Dangerous smoke resulting from wildfires poses lethal health hazards to people living and working in the surrounding areas, especially those with chronic lung disease. The American Lung Association has important tips and resources to help you protect your health from the effects of wildfire smoke.
  • Saluting Our Volunteers
    April 11, 2014 - April 6 - 12 marked National Volunteer Week. The American Lung Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for their contributions to the American Lung Association. We also want to recognize the exceptional volunteers who are the recipients of our annual Volunteer Awards. Each one represents, in their own special way, what it means to selflessly give to make our lifesaving mission a reality.
  • State of Tobacco Control: Commit to Eliminate Death and Disease from Tobacco
    January 22, 2014 - America needs to renew its commitment to eliminate tobacco-caused illness and death. That's the key message of the American Lung Association's "State of Tobacco Control 2014" report released today.
  • New Report: Federal Tobacco Tax Would Be a Win-Win for Millions of Children
    September 25, 2013 - The American Lung Association and eight other organizations that focus on public health and early learning released a new report that finds 1.7 million kids would be stopped from becoming smokers and two million low- and moderate-income children would have access to high-quality preschool under President Obama's plan to expand early childhood education and fund it with an increase in the federal tobacco tax.
  • Lung Association Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers
    April 25, 2013
  • Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standards Would Yield Major Health Benefits
    April 4, 2013 - The American Lung Association’s latest report, “A Penny for Prevention: The Case for Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standards” reveals that Americans would see major health benefits and save billions of dollars if the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is able to fully implement the newly proposed standards for cleaner gasoline and cleaner vehicles.
  • Saluting Our Volunteers
    March 28, 2013 - April 21-27 is National Volunteer Week. The American Lung Association would like to thank all of our volunteers for their valuable contributions to our lifesaving mission.
  • CDC's Powerful New “Tips” Inspire More Smokers to Quit
    March 28, 2013 - CDC launched the second round of its powerful “Tips from Former Smokers” national media campaign, which inspires smokers to quit through firsthand stories from individuals suffering from life-shattering smoking-related lung diseases and disabilities.
  • An Across-the-Board Attack on Your Lungs
    February 26, 2013 - Think the sequester will spare your lungs? Don’t hold your breath! The American Lung Association shares how across-the-board budget cuts will leave you breathless.
  • New Poll: Public Wants More Protection from Gasoline and Vehicle Emissions
    January 30, 2013 - An overwhelming majority of American voters supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) setting stricter standards on gasoline and tighter emissions limits for cars, SUVs and trucks to protect public health. That's the takeaway from a new bipartisan national poll conducted for the American Lung Association.
  • Money at the Root of Nation's Tobacco Problem
    January 16, 2013 - The American Lung Association annual "State of Tobacco Control" report reveals a tragic money trail leading to tobacco-caused death and disease that shows federal and state governments are largely failing to combat tobacco industry tactics, while diverting or misusing life-saving tobacco control funds.
  • The Healthy Air Agenda
    December 27, 2012 - American Lung Association “Healthy Air Agenda” identifies critical steps to protect the air we breathe.
  • Great News Means Less Soot in Air
    December 14, 2012 - Great news for everyone who wants to breathe healthier air! The Obama Administration has announced the decision to set a much stronger national air quality standard on particulate matter (soot), one of the nation’s most lethal air pollutants.
  • Keeping Your New Year's Resolution to Quit Smoking
    December 13, 2012 - Quitting smoking is a common New Year’s resolution for Americans each year—but it’s easier said than done. The American Lung Association is highlighting proven tips and resources that have helped thousands of people pack in smoking permanently.
  • Feeding It Forward this Holiday Season
    December 10, 2012
  • American Lung Association Appoints Harold Wimmer as President and CEO
    December 4, 2012 - On December 4, 2012, the American Lung Association announced the appointment of Harold Wimmer as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • New Report Shows Policies Needed to Help Smokers Quit
    December 3, 2012 - The American Lung Association’s just-released annual report “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2012,” finds that the federal and state governments still need to do more to help smokers quit; despite the reality that helping smokers quit saves both lives and money.
  • New Poll: Public Wants Stricter Soot Standard
    November 29, 2012 - The American Lung Association conducted a nationwide survey to examine voters' views of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) setting stricter soot standards to protect public health.
  • Lung Association Research Builds a Healthier Future
    October 15, 2012 - Research funded by the American Lung Association is working to build a healthier future. The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program released its Research Awards Nationwide 2012-2013 report that highlights research supported by the Lung Association through its Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
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