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  • Great News Means Less Soot in Air
    December 14, 2012 - Great news for everyone who wants to breathe healthier air! The Obama Administration has announced the decision to set a much stronger national air quality standard on particulate matter (soot), one of the nation’s most lethal air pollutants.
  • Keeping Your New Year's Resolution to Quit Smoking
    December 13, 2012 - Quitting smoking is a common New Year’s resolution for Americans each year—but it’s easier said than done. The American Lung Association is highlighting proven tips and resources that have helped thousands of people pack in smoking permanently.
  • Feeding It Forward this Holiday Season
    December 10, 2012
  • American Lung Association Appoints Harold Wimmer as President and CEO
    December 4, 2012 - On December 4, 2012, the American Lung Association announced the appointment of Harold Wimmer as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • New Report Shows Policies Needed to Help Smokers Quit
    December 3, 2012 - The American Lung Association’s just-released annual report “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2012,” finds that the federal and state governments still need to do more to help smokers quit; despite the reality that helping smokers quit saves both lives and money.
  • New Poll: Public Wants Stricter Soot Standard
    November 29, 2012 - The American Lung Association conducted a nationwide survey to examine voters' views of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) setting stricter soot standards to protect public health.
  • Lung Association Research Builds a Healthier Future
    October 15, 2012 - Research funded by the American Lung Association is working to build a healthier future. The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program released its Research Awards Nationwide 2012-2013 report that highlights research supported by the Lung Association through its Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
  • 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!
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