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  • Lung Association Awards More Than $5 Million for Medical Research
    July 6, 2011 - At the American Lung Association, working to find better treatments and cures for lung diseases is a cornerstone of our mission. In 2011-2012 the American Lung Association is providing more than $5 million in funding for quality research to support our lifesaving mission.
  • Declare Your Freedom from the Tyranny of Tobacco
    June 30, 2011 - On July 5, the American Lung Association is celebrating NonDependence Day, a time to declare your independence from the tyranny of tobacco by pledging—or renewing your pledge—to stop smoking or never start.
  • Passage of State Smokefree Laws Slows
    June 30, 2011 - In its newly updated report on state tobacco control laws—State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)—the American Lung Association reveals that the pace of states passing comprehensive smokefree laws has slowed considerably over the past three years.
  • Cigarette Warnings Get Graphic
    June 21, 2011 - As required by the Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act, the FDA has enacted a final rule that requires graphic health warnings on all cigarette packages and advertisements starting in fall 2012. The warnings combine graphic images with bolded comments like “Cigarettes Cause Cancer” to speak directly to the harmful effects of tobacco products.
  • Poll: Voters Support EPA and Stronger Smog Limits
    June 20, 2011 - A new bi-partisan poll, by the American Lung Association shows that 75 percent of American voters support the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) setting stricter limits on life-threatening ozone smog.
  • 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.
  • Ending Free Pass for Biggest Polluters
    June 3, 2011 - For more than 20 years, some of the owners of our nation’s biggest polluters – oil and coal-fired electric power plants – have delayed cleaning up the toxic pollution they spew into our air.
  • 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.
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