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  • 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.
  • Beckie Geary: A Lung Cancer Survivor's Story
    November 16, 2012 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Beckie Geary is a lung cancer survivor. She knows firsthand what it is like to grow up around cigarettes, and the potentially deadly consequences that can arise from it.
  • New Resource Provides Lung Cancer Support from Day One
    November 8, 2012 - The American Lung Association has launched Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One, a new web-based resource designed to guide and support those living with lung cancer and their loved ones during every stage of their disease.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Star Anika Noni Rose Speaks Out for Christmas Seals®
    October 9, 2012 - Actress, singer, and Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose is serving as the American Lung Association's 2012 Christmas Seals® Celebrity Chairperson for a second consecutive year. Money raised through the Christmas Seals Campaign helps the Lung Association fight battles against asthma, lung cancer, influenza, tobacco use, air pollution and more.
  • Help Study the Psychology of Lung Cancer
    October 5, 2012 - What do people really think about lung cancer and people who have it? You can help us find out. The American Lung Association is helping to spread the word about a new research study developed by a team of scientists at Harvard, to better understand the social psychology of lung cancer.
  • Tell FDA: Make Lung Cancer a Priority
    October 4, 2012 - The American Lung Association is committed to finding a cure for lung cancer, and needs your help in letting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) know lung cancer must be a top priority. The FDA is launching a new patient-focused drug development initiative and is asking patients and the American public about their priorities for treatments and cures for diseases. Now is your chance to speak up for a lung cancer cure.
  • September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Month
    September 25, 2012 - Building awareness of a rare but devastating lung disorder.
  • Everyone is a "Face" of Influenza: Now is the Time to Get Vaccinated
    September 24, 2012 - The CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual influenza vaccination. Actress Sarah Chalke has joined the American Lung Association to help raise immunization rates through the Faces of Influenza campaign.
  • Get Involved with the Green Apple Day of Service
    September 12, 2012 - On September 29, 2012, advocates from all over -- including the American Lung Association -- will come together for the first ever Green Apple Day of Service to participate in projects that will promote clean and healthy school environments.
  • New Partnership for Sharing Health Information
    August 29, 2012 - The American Lung Association is partnering with the Effective Health Care Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to share health information with clinicians, patients, and caregivers to help inform health care decisions on treatments for breathing-related conditions.
  • 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.
  • Mom Fights for Kids with Asthma
    August 22, 2012 - Lydia, an American Lung Association Healthy Air Campaign Volunteer, shares asthma’s tragic toll on her family, and how she’s channeled heartbreak into a fight for healthy air.
  • Beating the Heat with Asthma
    August 15, 2012 - High humidity mixed with triple digit temperatures and air pollution can make breathing difficult for everyone, especially those with asthma. The American Lung Association can help you learn about asthma, and has some easy-to-follow tips on how to protect your lungs during the dog days of summer.
  • Cutting Tobacco’s Roots in Rural Communities
    August 15, 2012 - The American Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, “Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities,” examines the uphill battle rural communities face against tobacco addiction and secondhand smoke and weighs in on what can be done to remedy this acute health threat.
  • Speak Up Now for Healthy Air
    July 24, 2012 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to set stronger national air quality standards for particle pollution (soot). The American Lung Association needs you to speak up now, and tell EPA that you support strong standards that really protect our health.
  • Prepare to Go Back to School with Asthma
    July 24, 2012 - It’s back-to-school time already! Getting your child ready to start school is always easier when you have a plan, especially if your child has asthma. The American Lung Association’s 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 Association Awards More Than $5 Million for Medical Research
    July 20, 2012 - The American Lung Association has announced its annual research awards. In 2012-2013 the Lung Association will be providing more than $5 million in funding for quality research to find better treatments and cures for lung diseases.
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