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  • Hurricanes and Flooding: Protecting Your Health
    August 28, 2012 - This time of year, hurricanes or flooding may threaten your family or your home. The American Lung Association has information and resources to help you stay healthy as you and your loved ones weather the storm.
  • World No Tobacco Day
    May 30, 2012 - Thursday May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. The American Lung Association commemorates World No Tobacco Day by urging smokers to quit and by providing the tools and information needed to go tobacco-free for good!
  • Smoking Out a Deadly Threat
    June 29, 2010 - Today, the American Lung Association released its latest health disparity report, Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community, which examines the trend of higher tobacco use among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.
  • A World Without Tobacco
    May 27, 2010 - Wouldn’t the world a better place if no one was addicted to tobacco? Imagine a world free of the global tobacco epidemic that threatens the lives of one billion men, women and children during this century. That’s what World No Tobacco Day on Monday, May 31st is all about.
  • FDA Takes Action to Protect Kids from Tobacco Addiction
    March 19, 2010 - On March 19 the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products published a new rule to protect kids from tobacco addiction and premature death from tobacco use. The new rule, which becomes effective on June 22 – exactly one year after President Obama signed the historic Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law -- prohibits a wide range of sales, distribution, and marketing of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to youth.
  • Tobacco Control: How Does Your State Rate?
    January 12, 2010 - According to the Surgeon General, there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. Every breath you take that contains tobacco smoke increases your risk of debilitating and even fatal illness. That’s why tobacco control laws are important. Laws that eliminate workplace smoking, make smoking more expensive or help a smoker quit, ultimately reduces tobacco’s terrible toll on our nation’s health. But what is the federal government doing to protect everyone from tobacco? And how does your state rate, compared to others? The American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2009 report has the answers.