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  • 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.
  • America’s Most Polluted Cities
    April 27, 2011 - We all have to breathe. But according to the American Lung Association’s 12th annual State of the Air report, where you live has a big impact on whether or not the air you breathe is healthy or hazardous.
  • American Lung Association Statement Regarding Effort to Protect the Clean Air Act
    April 1, 2011 - No American should have to breathe toxic air. The American Lung Association is currently in the midst of a multi-faceted effort to improve the nation’s air quality and prevent Congress from weakening the Clean Air Act, the forty-year-old landmark public health law that last year alone saved more than 160,000 lives.
  • EPA Reveals Plan to Clean Up Coal-Fired Power Plants
    March 21, 2011 - On March 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its plan to clean up the nation’s biggest industrial source of toxic air pollution: coal-fired electric power plants.
  • Toxic Air: Time to Clean Up Coal-fired Power Plants
    March 8, 2011 - Did you know that the coal-fired power plants, found across the country, emit health-threatening toxins into our air every day? Toxins like arsenic, mercury, acid gases and lead. The American Lung Association’s new report Toxic Air: The Case for Cleaning Up Coal-fired Power Plants, reveals the hazardous air pollution emitted from power plants and why now is the time to clean them up and protect our health.
  • It's Not Too Late to Make Good on Your New Year's Resolution to Quit Smoking
    February 24, 2011 - Millions of Americans like you or someone you love resolve to quit smoking in the New Year and are often unsuccessful, leaving them feeling alienated, frustrated and often discouraged. What they may not know is that six out of 10 smokers require multiple quit attempts to stop smoking.
  • Survey Says: Bipartisan Voters Nationwide Support the Clean Air Act, Oppose Congressional Interference
    February 16, 2011 - The people have spoken. Just one day before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on a bill that would severely impact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to protect public health from air pollution, the American Lung Association has released a new bipartisan survey examining public views of EPA’s updating and enforcing clean air standards.
  • 1,800+ Health Pros Tell Congress: Clean Air!
    February 11, 2011 - Leading public health organizations announced that 1,882 physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, certified asthma educators and other health and medical professionals from all 50 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter to President Obama, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to uphold the protections established in the Clean Air Act.
  • Tobacco Control – Does Your State Make the Grade?
    January 14, 2011 - Does your state make the grade when it comes to protecting citizens from illnesses caused by tobacco? And how about the federal government – is it making passing, or failing, marks in this critical battle?
  • Quit Smoking for New Year’s: 7 Tips for Success
    December 21, 2010 - Did you or someone you love resolve to quit smoking for New Year’s? The American Lung Association is here to help you keep that resolution. January is the perfect time for a fresh start, and with today’s economic challenges, quitting smoking is not only good for your health, it’s good for your wallet.
  • Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Lung Disease
    December 9, 2010 - On December 9, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin released a landmark report that connects the dots, showing how tobacco smoke causes lung disease. The report, “How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking Attributable Disease” focuses attention on tobacco use and its devastating effects, including the major finding that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.
  • Christmas Seals® Celebrity Chairperson Kathryn Joosten
    November 16, 2010 - You may know her as Mrs. McClusky on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, a role that has earned her two Emmys. Or you may remember her as Mrs. Landingham, secretary to President of the United States, on the NBC drama, The West Wing. But this holiday season, she also wants you to know her as a lung cancer survivor and enthusiastic advocate for American Lung Association Christmas Seals.
  • Lung Association Supports HHS’s Tobacco Prevention Plan
    November 12, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced its strategic plan for new nationwide tobacco prevention efforts. The American Lung Association enthusiastically supports the Administration’s proposal and its commitment to reducing the nation’s tobacco use rates.
  • Helping Smokers Quit: State Cessation Coverage
    November 9, 2010 - Quitting smoking is not easy, but there are many tools that can help smokers succeed. A new American Lung Association report finds that millions of Americans will get needed help to quit smoking, thanks to the newly enacted U.S. health care law.
  • Lung Association Announces Research Awards
    October 14, 2010 - The American Lung Association has released its annual report on its nationwide research awards which lists the many research scientists receiving support from the Lung Association to further the study of lung disease, from lung cancer to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • American Lung Association Celebrates the Holidays with Shutterfly’s “Support-A-Cause” Holiday Cards
    October 12, 2010 - The American Lung Association is partnering with Shutterfly, Inc., the leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, on its collection of “Support-A-Cause” holiday cards this holiday season. The Lung Association will receive ten percent of Shutterfly proceeds from the sale of “Support-A-Cause” cards to each respective charity.
  • Christmas Seals® - A Lifesaving Holiday Tradition
    October 8, 2010 - This year, Christmas Seals are back, with a few new tricks up their sleeves, like e-cards, social media and festive new merchandise. But they still carry the same message that has made them an American holiday tradition – when you buy Christmas Seals, you help the American Lung Association save lives by fighting for healthy air and healthy lungs.
  • Quit Smoking Treatments a Smart Investment for States
    September 24, 2010 - Financially strapped states may want to try an investment strategy, with a potential average return of 26 percent - that saves lives in the process. A new study released by the American Lung Association, and conducted by researchers at Penn State University, finds that helping smokers quit does just that.
  • Smoking Cessation Coverage Now Available for All Medicare Patients
    August 31, 2010 - On Wednesday, August 25, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare coverage for seniors trying to quit smoking has been expanded to include everyone on Medicare.
  • Speak Up Against Power Plant Pollution
    August 16, 2010 - Power plant pollution doesn’t just foul the air in a community—it spews across state lines. States can’t stop pollution coming in at their borders by themselves. But you can help.
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