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  • Star Anika Noni Rose Speaks Out for Christmas Seals
    October 19, 2011 - The holiday season is here, and for many, the season just wouldn’t be the same without American Lung Association Christmas Seals®. This year, Broadway, film and television star Anika Noni Rose is sharing the story of her struggle with asthma to support Christmas Seals and their century old fight against lung disease.
  • Making the Case for Smokefree Multi-Unit Housing
    September 30, 2011 - For people who live in multi-unit housing properties such as apartment buildings and condominiums, a building- or property-wide smokefree policy is crucial to protecting everyone from secondhand smoke’s harmful effects. The American Lung Association has developed Smokefree Policies in Multi-Unit Housing: Steps for Success, to help efforts to adopt smokefree multi-unit housing policies.
  • Primatene Mist Phase-Out
    September 30, 2011 - Primatene Mist Phase-Out: The FDA is phasing out metered-dose inhalers that contain chlorofluorocarbon from the marketplace. These medications are used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Primatene® Mist will no longer be available after December 31st, 2011.
  • Everyone is a “Face” of Influenza: Now is the Time to get Vaccinated
    September 23, 2011 - The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual influenza vaccination. The American Lung Association is helping to raise immunization rates by collaborating with Sanofi Pasteur on its Faces of Influenza campaign, to encourage everyone to see themselves and those they love as the “faces” of influenza.
  • U.S. Smoking Rates Improve - States Must Do More
    September 21, 2011 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that U.S. adult smoking rates decreased between 2005 and 2010. Despite this encouraging news, the American Lung Association urges that more must be done at the state level to prevent this progress from back-sliding.
  • Healthy Air Call-in Day: Join the Fight for Clean Air on Sept. 20
    September 20, 2011 - On Tuesday, Sept. 20, participate in Healthy Air Call-in Day and join thousands of others from across the United States who care about the air we breathe. Call your members of Congress and ask them to support clean and healthy air and to oppose weakening the Clean Air Act.
  • Congress returns with Clean Air Act in its sights
    August 30, 2011 - Congress returns in September and the fight for Healthy Air resumes. The leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives announced plans to roll back many protections of the Clean Air Act, while some in the Senate will join in. With your help, the American Lung Association will continue to fight back and protect this critical public health law.
  • Hurricanes and Flooding: Protecting Your Health
    August 26, 2011 - Hurricanes or flooding may threaten your family or your home. While cleaning up you’ll want to protect your family, especially if someone has lung disease, from the many indoor and outdoor air pollutants and other health threats that can appear. The American Lung Association has assembled information and resources to help you weather the storm.
  • No Prescription Increase and Other Medicare Updates Announced
    August 17, 2011 - There is good news for many Medicare recipients who have chronic lung diseases. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that in 2012, average Medicare prescription premiums will not increase.
  • Summer Vacation - A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
    August 17, 2011
  • Benefits of Comparative Effectiveness Research
    July 26, 2011 - Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is the direct comparison of the benefits and harms of two or more health care interventions used to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care.
  • Back to School With Asthma: Time to Prepare
    July 19, 2011 - This back-to-school season, the American Lung Association highlights a seven-step checklist for students with asthma to stay healthy during the school day.
  • "Go to Bat" for the American Lung Association this Summer
    July 11, 2011 - Baseball fans can support the American Lung Association by playing the "Go to Bat" game, created by Major League Baseball and State Farm to allow fans to support their favorite charities
  • Lung Association Awards More Than $5 Million for Medical Research
    July 6, 2011 - At the American Lung Association, working to find better treatments and cures for lung diseases is a cornerstone of our mission. In 2011-2012 the American Lung Association is providing more than $5 million in funding for quality research to support our lifesaving mission.
  • Declare Your Freedom from the Tyranny of Tobacco
    June 30, 2011 - On July 5, the American Lung Association is celebrating NonDependence Day, a time to declare your independence from the tyranny of tobacco by pledging—or renewing your pledge—to stop smoking or never start.
  • Passage of State Smokefree Laws Slows
    June 30, 2011 - In its newly updated report on state tobacco control laws—State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)—the American Lung Association reveals that the pace of states passing comprehensive smokefree laws has slowed considerably over the past three years.
  • Cigarette Warnings Get Graphic
    June 21, 2011 - As required by the Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act, the FDA has enacted a final rule that requires graphic health warnings on all cigarette packages and advertisements starting in fall 2012. The warnings combine graphic images with bolded comments like “Cigarettes Cause Cancer” to speak directly to the harmful effects of tobacco products.
  • Poll: Voters Support EPA and Stronger Smog Limits
    June 20, 2011 - A new bi-partisan poll, by the American Lung Association shows that 75 percent of American voters support the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) setting stricter limits on life-threatening ozone smog.
  • Ending Free Pass for Biggest Polluters
    June 3, 2011 - For more than 20 years, some of the owners of our nation’s biggest polluters – oil and coal-fired electric power plants – have delayed cleaning up the toxic pollution they spew into our air.
  • No Better Time Than June for LGBT Americans to Take Pride in Lung Health
    June 3, 2011 - June is national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. In recognizing this event, the American Lung Association urges LGBT community members to take pride in their health by quitting smoking or encouraging their friends to do so.
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