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  • 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.
  • U.S. EPA Proposal Will Drive Cleanup of Dirty Power Plants and Save Lives
    July 6, 2010 - The cleanup of power plants is long overdue. Power plant pollution causes tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. These plants are major contributors to particulate pollution and ozone in the East and Midwest. The American Lung Association welcomes today’s proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce power plant pollution across 31 states.
  • Smoking Out a Deadly Threat
    June 29, 2010 - Today, the American Lung Association released its latest health disparity report, Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community, which examines the trend of higher tobacco use among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.
  • American Lung Association Testifies for Lung Health in the Military
    June 28, 2010 - American Lung Association Testifies for Lung Health in the Military. Appearing before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on June 23, Lung Association Board Chair H. James Gooden told lawmakers that "the alarming use of tobacco in the military has severe consequences. It impacts troop readiness, impairs physical capacity, vision and hearing, and increases the chance of physical injury and hospitalization."
  • Lights Out for Light Cigarettes
    June 22, 2010 - On June 22, 2010, so-called “light” cigarettes will finally be snuffed out. This action marks the one year anniversary of the day President Obama signed a law giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate how the tobacco industry packages and advertises tobacco. This is a major victory for public health, which the American Lung Association has fought for, for two decades.
  • Lung Association Seeks Action to Protect Oil Spill Cleanup Workers
    June 4, 2010 - The American Lung Association is very concerned about the respiratory impact on the workers on and near the Gulf from the emissions from the BP oil spill and the cleanup response. The Environmental Protection Agency has been diligent in monitoring and sharing information on the onshore levels of pollution from the spill and cleanup.
  • Lung Association Applauds New SO2 Health Standard
    June 3, 2010 - The American Lung Association applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the new National Ambient Air Quality Standard for sulfur dioxide, the first strengthening of the limits on this dangerous air pollutant in nearly four decades. For the first time, this standard will help curtail the bursts of this noxious gas that spew into communities living next to some of our nation’s oldest, dirtiest polluters, including coal-fired power plants.
  • A World Without Tobacco
    May 27, 2010 - Wouldn’t the world a better place if no one was addicted to tobacco? Imagine a world free of the global tobacco epidemic that threatens the lives of one billion men, women and children during this century. That’s what World No Tobacco Day on Monday, May 31st is all about.
  • Lung Researchers Earn Top Honors from American Thoracic Society
    May 24, 2010 - Robert A. Wise, M.D, the Director of the American Lung Association’s Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Data Coordinating Center, received the American Thoracic Society’s 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award at the society’s International Conference in New Orleans on May 16, for his outstanding contributions to fighting respiratory disease through research, education, patient care, and advocacy.
  • Obama Limits Tailpipe Pollution, Pushes Fuel Efficiency
    May 21, 2010 - On May 21, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum to push the cleanup of dangerous air pollutants, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, from cars and light duty trucks, that threaten the health of tens of millions of Americans including infants, children, seniors and people with asthma and other lung diseases. In addition, the President directed federal agencies to require increased fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions from medium-and heavy-duty trucks. The Memorandum also pushes for increased use of hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • Most states falling short on tobacco policies
    May 20, 2010 - According to a new report released today by the American Lung Association, very few states are funding programs to prevent kids from starting to smoke and help smokers quit at levels that truly make a difference in the number of people that smoke.
  • This Mother’s Day, Help Your Mom Go Smokefree
    May 3, 2010 - This Mother’s Day, give your mom the gift that not only lasts a lifetime, but can lead to a longer, healthier lifetime – help her quit smoking. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in America, and its toll on women—including mothers—is tragic. If your mom is a smoker, and wants to quit, why not show your love for her with a gift membership to the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking© Online?
  • America's Cities Show Success Fighting for Air
    April 28, 2010 - The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2010 report finds that a decade of cleanup measures to reductions in emissions from coal-fired powered plants and the transition to cleaner diesel fuels and engines have paid off in cutting levels of deadly particle and ozone pollution, especially in eastern and midwestern U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New York City, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD.
  • Obama Signs Law Regulating Online Cigarette Sales
    April 1, 2010 - On March 31st, President Obama signed the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, legislation to regulate the sale of tobacco products over the Internet and through the mail. This is a dual strike at deceptive practices by Big Tobacco and another legislative victory for the American Lung Association and public health.
  • New Measures to Protect Public Health from Global Shipping Air Pollution
    March 26, 2010 - The American Lung Association applauds the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization for officially designating waters off the North American coasts as an Emission Control Area, as the U.S. had requested. Now, foreign-flagged vessels that sail within 200 nautical miles of the U.S. coast, or dock at U.S. ports, will be required to use dramatically cleaner fuel and emissions control technology.
  • FDA Takes Action to Protect Kids from Tobacco Addiction
    March 19, 2010 - On March 19 the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products published a new rule to protect kids from tobacco addiction and premature death from tobacco use. The new rule, which becomes effective on June 22 – exactly one year after President Obama signed the historic Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into law -- prohibits a wide range of sales, distribution, and marketing of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to youth.
  • EPA Administrator and U.S. Surgeon General speak to Lung Association
    March 17, 2010 - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., spoke to the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association at their meeting on Wednesday, March 16.
  • Does Lung Disease Discriminate?
    March 8, 2010 - Do lung diseases play favorites? Do they target some groups and spare others? It may not be that black and white, but a new report just released by the American Lung Association shows that many lung diseases are indeed more common in diverse populations.
  • Speaking Out For Healthier Air
    March 1, 2010 - You can fight today for healthier air. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to lower the nation's official limit on the amount of ozone, also called smog, considered safe to breathe. The EPA has opened a window of opportunity for the public to raise their voice in support of a safer ozone limit. But this critical window is closing fast! EPA will only accept public comments until March 22. Now is the time to tell the EPA how much healthy air means to you and your family.
  • Lung Champion - Nicholas Anthonisen, MD, PhD
    January 29, 2010 - The American Lung Association would like to recognize and pay its deepest thanks to one of our most highly respected and valued volunteers for his service and dedication. Dr. Nicholas Anthonisen is a true lung champion.
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