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  • 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.
  • Making Tobacco History
    January 13, 2014 - During the week surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the First Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking, the American Lung Association and other public health organizations issued a bold challenge to the nation: Let’s work together to reduce smoking rates to 10 percent in 10 years. Fifty years into the fight against tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable disease and death in America, it time to make tobacco history by ending the tobacco epidemic for good.
  • Lung Cancer Treatment to Benefit from Voice of Patients
    January 9, 2014 - At the end of December, the FDA released its “Voice of the Patient Report: Lung Cancer”, the latest step inan Initiative focused on better incorporating patient voices in the review and approval process for lung cancer drugs and diagnostics. The American Lung Association is proud to have played a significant role in FDA taking this new, closer look at lung cancer treatment from the patient’s perspective.
  • Five Secrets for Quitting Smoking in 2014
    December 18, 2013 - Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year’s Resolution to quit in 2014. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association shares five tips to help you along the way.
  • Surviving the Holidays - A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
    November 26, 2013 - When it comes to the holidays, we all can use a few tips on dealing with the hustle and bustle of the season. If you or a loved one have asthma, navigating holiday travel, family commitments and different environments can be tricky. The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare and keep your asthma in control.
  • 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.
  • Outdoor Air Pollution Causes Cancer Deaths
    October 31, 2013 - Outdoor air pollution and particulate matter both cause cancer in humans, according to a recent announcement by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This broadens other earlier research that found specific air pollutants cause lung and other cancers, and cause premature death, asthma attacks and other harmful health effects.
  • New Lung Cancer Screening Assessment Tool
    October 30, 2013 - With the growing consensus that annual low-dose CT screening should be recommended for individuals at high risk for lung cancer, the American Lung Association has launched an online tool to help users determine whether they meet the guidelines for CT screening for lung cancer.
  • 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.
  • Smokers Get Support for the “Quitter in You”
    October 3, 2013 - It’s OK to be a quitter, if what you’re quitting is smoking! The American Lung Association and WellPoint Inc. are encouraging smokers’ efforts to quit for good through the “Quitter in You” campaign.
  • Traveling Cleaner: Are We There Yet?
    September 26, 2013 - The question is, are we there yet? This summer, the Lung Association went out to talk to people about clean air, and specifically ask them if we are there yet with air quality safe enough for our kids to breathe. Here’s what we found….
  • 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.
  • Flu Season - Time to Get Vaccinated
    September 24, 2013 - Flu season has just begun, so now is the time to get vaccinated against influenza, a potentially life-threatening disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual influenza vaccination.
  • In Celebration of Pulmonary Fibrosis Month – And the Hope of a Better Future
    September 20, 2013 - Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease affecting 128,000 Americans that causes irreversible scarring of the lung tissue, making it nearly impossible for oxygen to pass through the walls of the air sac into the bloodstream. Most cases of pulmonary fibrosis have no known cause and currently, there are no FDA approved treatments or cure available. There is still much to be discovered on how to prevent and treat this disease and there is no better time to increase public awareness of the disease than during September - Pulmonary Fibrosis Month.
  • Prepare to Go Back to School with Asthma
    August 27, 2013 - Getting your child ready to start school is always easier when you have a plan, especially if your child has asthma. The Back-to-School with Asthma Checklist offers easy-to-follow steps to help you child start the school year healthy and ready to learn.
  • Lung Cancer: Ask the Expert
    August 13, 2013 - A diagnosis of lung cancer brings up many emotions. For this installment of the Ask the Expert series on the American Lung Association’s lung cancer support site Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One, we speak with the Reverend Dr. Paula Teague, who explains how she works with lung cancer patients and their families to help them cope with a diagnosis of lung cancer.
  • Lung Association – A Drug-Free Treatment for Asthma?
    August 12, 2013 - Could a device used to treat sleep apnea also help control asthma? The American Lung Association’s Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) is trying to answer that question. The network is currently recruiting asthma patients for a study to examining whether the use of Continued Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), a safe, non-pharmaceutical device that is used for sleep apnea can also improve asthma control.
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Releases Draft Recommendations on Lung Cancer Screening
    August 6, 2013 - On July 29, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued draft recommendations calling for annual low-dose CT screening for individuals at high risk for lung cancer. High risk is defined as current and former smokers, ages 55-79 years, who have significant cumulative tobacco smoke exposure and have smoked within the last 15 years.
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