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  • Depression and Lung Disease
    October 7, 2014 - Anyone who has experience with lung disease knows the strong link between how you feel physically, and how you feel emotionally. . Whether you are facing COPD, lung cancer, asthma or another lung disease, it is not uncommon to feel stressed, anxious or even depressed. Sometimes you might notice you don’t feel like yourself but you are aren’t sure exactly what is bothering you. Undiagnosed depression can make it more difficult to manage your disease and has a large impact on your quality of life.
  • Delivering on a Promise: CVS Steps Up in the Fight Against Tobacco
    September 3, 2014 - Earlier this year, CVS took a bold step – announcing that they would remove all tobacco products from their CVS/pharmacy stores across the country by October 1st, a significant business decision with the health of all Americans at its core. Today, September 3, is a proud moment for those of us in the fight against tobacco, as CVS announced their accelerated timeline to achieve this milestone, almost an entire month earlier than expected.
  • Our Mission in Action: Implementation of the Tobacco Control Act
    August 21, 2014 - Reducing illness and death caused by tobacco use is central to the American Lung Association’s mission. Federal tobacco regulations must be robust to help reduce tobacco use across the nation. When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed its “deeming rule” that would extend oversight to previously unregulated tobacco products including e-cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, hookah, pipe tobacco and other products, the American Lung Association and partner health organizations provided detailed comments to guide the FDA to a decision that will best protect the public health.
  • Is Your State Helping Smokers Quit?
    July 22, 2014 - With more than 8 million Americans accessing new health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has never been a more crucial time for policymakers and insurance plans to act to save lives–and public dollars—by expanding and easing access to tools and treatments to help smokers quit. According to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014” report, released on July 22, many lives and billions of state and federal dollars – including over $800 million in Medicaid spending – could be saved by ensuring that coverage under the ACA comprehensively helps smokers end their nicotine addiction.
  • Lucy and Ethel Help Judy Fight for Healthier Air
    March 13, 2014 - Judy Weimer might raise some eyebrows when she says, “Lucy and Ethel gave me a new lease on life.” But she’s not referring to the old, “I Love Lucy” show. “Lucy” and “Ethel” are the names she’s given to the healthy new lungs she received in a double-transplant four years ago. And it’s because of these new lungs that Judy joined other American Lung Association volunteers and advocates to fight for and win the new, life-saving cleaner gasoline and vehicle standards that were just announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • COPD Awareness Month: Lung Association Report Shows Women at Greater Risk of COPD
    November 15, 2013 - November is COPD Awareness Month and we encourage people to take a look at some of the eye-opening findings revealed in the American Lung Association’s latest report, “Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women,” which examines COPD and its alarming increase among women in the U.S.
  • Fight for Air with Christmas Seals
    November 12, 2013 - The holiday season is here, and for many, the season just wouldn’t be the same without American Lung Association Christmas Seals®. This holiday season, you can help Christmas Seals again deliver a message of health and hope across America.
  • COPD Awareness Month: Learn More, Find Support
    November 5, 2013 - COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lung disease that, over time, makes it hard to breathe and can even lead to death. Close to 13 million American adults have been diagnosed with COPD. The American Lung Association is doing what it can this November – COPD Awareness Month – to raise awareness about this deadly disease and help those with COPD manage it and lead healthier, more active lives.
  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    October 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2013-2014 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
  • Champions of Change Fight for Healthy Air
    July 16, 2013 - On July 9, the White House honored 11 people as “Champions of Change” who are working on the front lines to protect our health in a changing climate. Each of the Champions has taken action to raise awareness about these health consequences and help their communities prepare for climate-related health impacts. Five of the 11 honored, are also champions of the American Lung Association’s mission.
  • New Smoking Cessation Campaign Supports the "Quitter in You"
    June 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association and WellPoint Inc. are supporting smokers’ efforts to quit for good through the “Quitter in You” campaign. The campaign aims to empower people trying to quit smoking by recognizing that past attempts to quit are not failures, but normal and necessary steps along the way to quitting for good.
  • World No Tobacco Day 2013
    May 30, 2013 - Every year nearly six million people die as a result of tobacco use – 443,000 in the U.S. alone. That’s why the American Lung Association joins the World Health Organization to observe World No Tobacco Day on Friday, May 31. This year’s theme is “Free Yourself” from tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. This is a message that fits well with the Lung Association’s drive to see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully implement its authority to regulate the manufacture, sale and marketing of all tobacco products.
  • "State of the Air" – Much Progress but Challenges Remain
    April 24, 2013 - What is the state of our air quality across the United States? New American Lung Association report finds air quality nationwide continues the long-term trend to much healthier air.
  • New Patient Resource Released for COPD Awareness Month
    November 6, 2012 - The American Lung Association have created the COPD Action Plan with November being COPD Awareness Month. The Action Plan is a 2-in-1 personal tool that helps you talk with your doctor to make a COPD management plan that is best for you. With a plan, you will know how and when to take your medicines, when to call your healthcare provider and when to get emergency care.
  • November is COPD Awareness Month
    November 9, 2011 - Up to 24 million Americans show impaired lung function, which is common among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States. It’s a staggering number, made more so by the fact that only about half of them have been diagnosed.
  • Lung Cancer and COPD - Raising Awareness This November
    October 25, 2011 - November is both Lung Cancer Awareness Month and COPD Awareness Month. Lung cancer and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are two of the leading causes of death in America. This November, the American Lung Association is shining a spotlight on these two deadly diseases.
  • Primatene Mist Phase-Out
    September 30, 2011 - Primatene Mist Phase-Out: The FDA is phasing out metered-dose inhalers that contain chlorofluorocarbon from the marketplace. These medications are used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Primatene® Mist will no longer be available after December 31st, 2011.
  • Lung Cancer and COPD - Raising Awareness This November
    November 3, 2010 - This November, the American Lung Association is shining a spotlight on these two deadly diseases, and sharing what’s being done to reduce their toll in American lives and their loved ones. Two new pages on our website are now dedicated to raising awareness about COPD and lung cancer year round.
  • Online Caregiving Service Provides Support to Individuals Dealing with Lung Disease
    September 1, 2010 - The demands of lung diseases can be very stressful on patients and their loved ones. However, they shouldn’t feel alone in times of need. The American Lung Association is offering an online caregiving coordination service called “My Fighting for Air Community” where family, friends, colleagues and neighbors can organize support of everyday tasks, from simple house chores to weekly grocery trips.
  • Seven Asthma/COPD Inhalers to be Phased Out
    April 14, 2010 - On April 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the phase out over the next few years of certain kinds of inhaled medications used to treat asthma and COPD. Seven metered-dose inhalers (MDI) used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be gradually removed from the U.S. marketplace.
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