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  • 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.
  • Surviving the Holidays - A Guide for Those Living With Asthma
    November 28, 2011 - 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.
  • Add a Flu Shot to your List of New Year’s Resolutions!
    November 28, 2011 - It’s not too late for family members of all generations to get vaccinated against influenza. That is why the American Lung Association is spreading the message about the importance of influenza vaccination throughout the winter months and beyond as part of its Faces of Influenza campaign.
  • Paying it Forward this Holiday Season
    November 23, 2011 - Each year, millions of generous people donate their time and money to support the American Lung Association. This holiday season, as a small token of appreciation, the American Lung Association has partnered with to offer its supporters and volunteers a complimentary $10 eGift card for a dining experience of their choice.
  • American Lung Association Capitalizes on the Promise of Research
    November 17, 2011 - The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has recently released its Research Awards Nationwide 2011-2012 report that highlights research supported by the American Lung Association through its Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
  • Defending Cigarette Graphic Warning Labels
    November 10, 2011 - On November 7, a U.S. District Court Judge made a shocking ruling that blocks the FDA from moving forward with placing graphic warning labels on cigarette packs these labels. The American Lung Association strongly disagrees with this ruling, which presents a direct and immediate threat to public health.
  • No One Deserves Lung Cancer
    November 9, 2011 - No one deserves to bear the burden of lung cancer. This devastating disease is the single leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States, yet it remains largely overlooked.
  • November is COPD Awareness Month
    November 9, 2011 - Up to 24 million Americans show impaired lung function, which is common among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States. It’s a staggering number, made more so by the fact that only about half of them have been diagnosed.
  • Lung Cancer and COPD - Raising Awareness This November
    October 25, 2011 - November is both Lung Cancer Awareness Month and COPD Awareness Month. Lung cancer and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are two of the leading causes of death in America. This November, the American Lung Association is shining a spotlight on these two deadly diseases.
  • Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics
    October 24, 2011 - The American Lung Association has a new report called Luchando por el Aire: The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics, which looks at the complex factors that increase asthma’s burden on the Hispanic population.
  • 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.
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