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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Air Quality App Available for Your Smartphone
    June 21, 2012 - If the air quality outside was harmful, wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy tool that could give you a quick "heads up" before you head out? Well, the American Lung Association has just such a tool for you - and it's free!
  • 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!
  • Christmas Seals® Celebrity Chairperson Kathryn Joosten
    November 16, 2010 - You may know her as Mrs. McClusky on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, a role that has earned her two Emmys. Or you may remember her as Mrs. Landingham, secretary to President of the United States, on the NBC drama, The West Wing. But this holiday season, she also wants you to know her as a lung cancer survivor and enthusiastic advocate for American Lung Association Christmas Seals.
  • Lung Association Supports HHS’s Tobacco Prevention Plan
    November 12, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced its strategic plan for new nationwide tobacco prevention efforts. The American Lung Association enthusiastically supports the Administration’s proposal and its commitment to reducing the nation’s tobacco use rates.
  • Christmas Seals® - A Lifesaving Holiday Tradition
    October 8, 2010 - This year, Christmas Seals are back, with a few new tricks up their sleeves, like e-cards, social media and festive new merchandise. But they still carry the same message that has made them an American holiday tradition – when you buy Christmas Seals, you help the American Lung Association save lives by fighting for healthy air and healthy lungs.
  • Quit Smoking Treatments a Smart Investment for States
    September 24, 2010 - Financially strapped states may want to try an investment strategy, with a potential average return of 26 percent - that saves lives in the process. A new study released by the American Lung Association, and conducted by researchers at Penn State University, finds that helping smokers quit does just that.
  • Smoking Cessation Coverage Now Available for All Medicare Patients
    August 31, 2010 - On Wednesday, August 25, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare coverage for seniors trying to quit smoking has been expanded to include everyone on Medicare.
  • U.S. EPA Proposal Will Drive Cleanup of Dirty Power Plants and Save Lives
    July 6, 2010 - The cleanup of power plants is long overdue. Power plant pollution causes tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. These plants are major contributors to particulate pollution and ozone in the East and Midwest. The American Lung Association welcomes today’s proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce power plant pollution across 31 states.
  • 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.
  • American Lung Association Testifies for Lung Health in the Military
    June 28, 2010 - American Lung Association Testifies for Lung Health in the Military. Appearing before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on June 23, Lung Association Board Chair H. James Gooden told lawmakers that "the alarming use of tobacco in the military has severe consequences. It impacts troop readiness, impairs physical capacity, vision and hearing, and increases the chance of physical injury and hospitalization."
  • Lights Out for Light Cigarettes
    June 22, 2010 - On June 22, 2010, so-called “light” cigarettes will finally be snuffed out. This action marks the one year anniversary of the day President Obama signed a law giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate how the tobacco industry packages and advertises tobacco. This is a major victory for public health, which the American Lung Association has fought for, for two decades.
  • Lung Association Applauds New SO2 Health Standard
    June 3, 2010 - The American Lung Association applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the new National Ambient Air Quality Standard for sulfur dioxide, the first strengthening of the limits on this dangerous air pollutant in nearly four decades. For the first time, this standard will help curtail the bursts of this noxious gas that spew into communities living next to some of our nation’s oldest, dirtiest polluters, including coal-fired power plants.
  • Lung Researchers Earn Top Honors from American Thoracic Society
    May 24, 2010 - Robert A. Wise, M.D, the Director of the American Lung Association’s Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Data Coordinating Center, received the American Thoracic Society’s 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award at the society’s International Conference in New Orleans on May 16, for his outstanding contributions to fighting respiratory disease through research, education, patient care, and advocacy.
  • Obama Limits Tailpipe Pollution, Pushes Fuel Efficiency
    May 21, 2010 - On May 21, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum to push the cleanup of dangerous air pollutants, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, from cars and light duty trucks, that threaten the health of tens of millions of Americans including infants, children, seniors and people with asthma and other lung diseases. In addition, the President directed federal agencies to require increased fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions from medium-and heavy-duty trucks. The Memorandum also pushes for increased use of hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • Most states falling short on tobacco policies
    May 20, 2010 - According to a new report released today by the American Lung Association, very few states are funding programs to prevent kids from starting to smoke and help smokers quit at levels that truly make a difference in the number of people that smoke.
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