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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Air Quality App Available for Your Smartphone
    June 21, 2012 - If the air quality outside was harmful, wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy tool that could give you a quick "heads up" before you head out? Well, the American Lung Association has just such a tool for you - and it's free!
  • New Standards Bring Cleaner Air to You
    June 20, 2012 - Prompted by legal action by the American Lung Association and others, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally proposed updated clean air standards for particle pollution. Strengthening these standards to levels that the law requires will help prevent thousands of premature deaths in the U.S. each year.
  • Calling for a Tobacco Free Military
    June 8, 2012 - On June 6, 2012, American Lung Association President and CEO, Charles D. Connor spoke before the U.S. Senate subcommittee responsible for funding the military, and delivered an important message: protecting our troops' lung health should be a top priority.
  • World No Tobacco Day
    May 30, 2012 - Thursday May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. The American Lung Association commemorates World No Tobacco Day by urging smokers to quit and by providing the tools and information needed to go tobacco-free for good!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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