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  • How’s the Air Out There?
    April 25, 2012 - American Lung Association’s Annual air quality report shows cities with cleanest and most polluted air. The just-released thirteenth annual State of the Air report finds both big improvements and continuing threats.
  • Guidance on CT Lung Cancer Screening
    April 23, 2012 - American Lung Association offers guidance on CT lung cancer screening. Recent research found that low-dose CT screening shows promise as a method for detecting lung cancer in highest risk individuals. But many questions have surfaced. The Lung Association has guidelines to help with finding answers.
  • Celebrating Our Volunteers
    April 16, 2012 - American Lung Association celebrates its “priceless” volunteers. April 15 marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week, and The American Lung Association is joining not-for-profits around the country to say Thank You to our most precious asset – our volunteers!
  • Red Carriage Takes Fight for Clean Air to Capitol
    March 29, 2012 - On March 28, the American Lung Association’s Red Carriage rolled to Capitol Hill to take the fight for clean air right to Congress’s doorstep. More than 100 doctors, nurses, clean air advocates and American Lung Association staff and volunteers from 34 states gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to show their support for clean air protections.
  • New Poll: Public Wants EPA to Do More to Reduce Air Pollution
    March 21, 2012 - The American Lung Association's new bipartisan survey shows the American people support the Clean Air Act and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to update and enforce clean air standards, including carbon and mercury emissions from power plants.
  • Fighting Fire with Fire to Reduce Smoking
    March 15, 2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a major new media campaign "Tips from Former Smokers" to drive home the message about the disastrous health effects of tobacco use. It profiles real people who are living with smoking-related diseases, including amputations from Buerger's disease, throat cancer, stroke, heart attack and asthma.
  • Report: We Can Cut Youth Tobacco Use in Half
    March 9, 2012 - The U.S. Surgeon General has released a new report on tobacco use and its message is powerful: We can cut youth tobacco use in half in just six years - but only if U.S. states put in place policies and programs proven to reduce tobacco use.
  • Celebrating World Tuberculosis Day 2012
    March 6, 2012 - For more than 100 years, the American Lung Association pursued its vision of a world without TB. March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day, and the Lung Association is commemorating the progress that has been made all around the world to eradicate TB.
  • New Help for Meeting Lung Health Costs
    February 27, 2012 - A partnership between the American Lung Association and the Foundation for Health Coverage Education (FHCE) is making it easier to find out if help is available to assist with those medical costs.
  • Help Needed to Save Asthma Funding
    February 23, 2012 - Help is needed to save asthma funding. 25 million Americans, including 7 million children, who suffer with asthma will be put at risk if the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Asthma Control Program is eliminated. You can help the American Lung Association fight to save the program.
  • American Lung Association Supports “Real World” Studies in Asthma
    February 21, 2012 - American Lung Association Supports “Real World” Studies in Asthma. Almost 12 years after the network began, the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Re¬search Centers Network (ACRC) is a huge success and can lay claim to a series of advances in our understanding of asthma that have reaped almost im¬mediate rewards for patients and their physicians.
  • Quitting Smoking Brings Quick Health Benefits
    February 17, 2012 - According to a new study among college students who smoked and did not have chronic respiratory illness, coughing and other respiratory symptoms improved within weeks of quitting smoking.
  • Children’s Asthma Not Improved by Treating Symptomless Acid Reflux
    January 25, 2012 - A new study by the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network may have a significant impact on children with asthma who have also been prescribed acid-controlling medication.
  • The Year in Tobacco Control
    January 19, 2012 - The American Lung Association's tenth annual State of Tobacco Control report chronicles a frustrating mix of progress and backsliding as it monitors progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state levels.
  • Radon - Hidden Health Risk
    January 17, 2012 - Mention radon to most people, and you’ll get a blank stare. But mention lung cancer, and you’ve got their attention! What most people don’t know is that exposure to radon, an invisible odorless gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers.
  • A New Year, A New You – Staying Active with Asthma 
    January 5, 2012 - Many Americans are making the pledge to start (and keep) an exercise regimen for the year. If you have asthma, understanding your symptoms and how to manage them is the first step to healthier, new you.
  • New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards: Historic Victory for Healthier Air
    December 22, 2011 - Standards to clean up mercury and other toxic emissions from coal- and oil- fired power plants, announced on Wednesday December 21 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mark an historic victory for healthier air in the United States. These new standards, which Congress first required EPA to set more than 21 years ago, will save lives and improve the health and development of millions, especially children.
  • Strike Three for Tobacco in MLB
    December 15, 2011 - In a victory for the health of players and millions of young fans who look up to them, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the players' union have taken the historic first steps to get tobacco out of the old ballgame.
  • Seven Tips to Successfully Quit Smoking in the New Year
    December 14, 2011 - As the New Year approaches, the American Lung Association is offering seven tips and resources that have helped thousands of people give up smoking for good.
  • Is Your State “Quit-Friendly” for Smokers?
    December 7, 2011 - When it comes to helping smokers quit, not all states are created equal. Does your state do enough to help smokers quit, and how does it compare to others? The Lung Association has the answer.
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