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  • New Online Support for Lung Cancer Patients
    August 17, 2015
  • Honoring Excellence: Our Volunteer and Staff Awards
    July 17, 2015 - The lifesaving work of the American Lung Association is driven by an exceptional team of volunteers and staff across the country. Each year, we recognize their excellence with our annual Volunteer and Staff Awards.
  • Protect Yourself from Lethal Wildfire Smoke
    July 8, 2015 - Dangerous smoke resulting from wildfires poses lethal health hazards to people living and working in the surrounding areas, especially those with chronic lung disease. The American Lung Association has important tips and resources to help you protect your health from the effects of wildfire smoke.
  • Earth Day - Climate Change and Health
    April 21, 2015
  • How Public Health Issues Affect Lung Health April 7, 2015 - See how these public health concerns can affect your lung health.
  • Ask President Obama to protect our children from all tobacco products March 31, 2015
  • Time Flies When You're Not Smoking
    February 23, 2015 - Flying the friendly skies became friendlier to lungs 25 years ago, thanks to groundbreaking legislation that made domestic flights smokefree. The historic measure provided protection for airline passengers and flight attendants from secondhand smoke, and paved the way for further smokefree initiatives to protect Americans where they live, work and gather.
  • Helping Smokers Quit: Opportunities Created by the Affordable Care Act
    November 19, 2014 - Tobacco users have more options to help them quit, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Policies implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) give healthcare providers and public health professionals several new opportunities to encourage and help smokers to quit, according to a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • New Study: Reducing Power Plant Carbon Emissions Would Reduce Other Pollutants and Save Lives
    October 2, 2014 - According to a new report, strong limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants could improve air quality and prevent an estimated 3,500 premature deaths along with other significant benefits to human health.
  • Saluting Our Volunteers
    April 11, 2014 - April 6 - 12 marked National Volunteer Week. The American Lung Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for their contributions to the American Lung Association. We also want to recognize the exceptional volunteers who are the recipients of our annual Volunteer Awards. Each one represents, in their own special way, what it means to selflessly give to make our lifesaving mission a reality.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lung Association Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers
    April 25, 2013
  • Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standards Would Yield Major Health Benefits
    April 4, 2013 - The American Lung Association’s latest report, “A Penny for Prevention: The Case for Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standards” reveals that Americans would see major health benefits and save billions of dollars if the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is able to fully implement the newly proposed standards for cleaner gasoline and cleaner vehicles.
  • Saluting Our Volunteers
    March 28, 2013 - April 21-27 is National Volunteer Week. The American Lung Association would like to thank all of our volunteers for their valuable contributions to our lifesaving mission.
  • CDC's Powerful New “Tips” Inspire More Smokers to Quit
    March 28, 2013 - CDC launched the second round of its powerful “Tips from Former Smokers” national media campaign, which inspires smokers to quit through firsthand stories from individuals suffering from life-shattering smoking-related lung diseases and disabilities.
  • An Across-the-Board Attack on Your Lungs
    February 26, 2013 - Think the sequester will spare your lungs? Don’t hold your breath! The American Lung Association shares how across-the-board budget cuts will leave you breathless.
  • New Poll: Public Wants More Protection from Gasoline and Vehicle Emissions
    January 30, 2013 - An overwhelming majority of American voters supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) setting stricter standards on gasoline and tighter emissions limits for cars, SUVs and trucks to protect public health. That's the takeaway from a new bipartisan national poll conducted for the American Lung Association.
  • Money at the Root of Nation's Tobacco Problem
    January 16, 2013 - The American Lung Association annual "State of Tobacco Control" report reveals a tragic money trail leading to tobacco-caused death and disease that shows federal and state governments are largely failing to combat tobacco industry tactics, while diverting or misusing life-saving tobacco control funds.
  • The Healthy Air Agenda
    December 27, 2012 - American Lung Association “Healthy Air Agenda” identifies critical steps to protect the air we breathe.
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