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  • Mission Moment - June 2015
    June 16, 2015 - The past month has been busy and productive in our fight for healthy lungs. Let’s take quick look at some of the highlights.
  • Maggie Mahoney - 2015 Koop Award Winner
    June 2, 2015 - The American Lung Association is pleased to announce that Maggie Mahoney, the Deputy Director of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, is the 2015 C. Everett Koop Unsung Hero Award winner. The award, which is presented annually by the American Lung Association and the C. Everett Koop Institute, recognizes Ms. Mahoney’s outstanding contributions to tobacco control.
  • Mission Moment May 2015
    May 14, 2015 - What an exciting and productive time the past month has been in our fight for healthy lungs!
  • Every Breath You Take: State of the Air 2015
    April 29, 2015 - Think about this: more than 4 in 10 people in the United States live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Now think about this: in the time it took to read that, you probably took 4-5 breaths. Makes you want to know what was in that air, doesn't it?
  • Celebrating Our Priceless Volunteers
    April 13, 2015 - Whether they help provide community outreach, participate at events, provide vital leadership or support us in countless other ways, our American Lung Association volunteers are truly priceless. April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week, and we are celebrating the spirit of volunteerism, by looking at one volunteer who exemplifies all our outstanding volunteers – generous, engaged and deeply committed to our lifesaving mission.
  • Personalized Medicine: Don't Guess. Test
    January 30, 2015 - We are in an exciting time for cancer treatment, and patients have options that didn't exist just a decade ago. Personalized or precision medicine is an emerging approach to healthcare where treatment is more highly tailored to the biology of the patient.
  • 10 Year Road Map to End Tobacco-Caused Death and Disease January 28, 2015 - We have a plan to kick tobacco-caused death and disease to the curb. It starts with three bold goals and the following key actions that federal, state and local policymakers must take.
  • State of Tobacco Control 2015: Charting a Path Forward to Eliminate Tobacco-Caused Death and Disease
    January 21, 2015 - The American Lung Association has released its 13th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report that found in 2014 states and the federal government failed to pass the tobacco control policies that will save lives and end the tobacco epidemic. Most states earn poor grades and tobacco control progress is at a standstill. However, this year’s report goes beyond grading progress and provides steps the federal government and each state government must take to achieve bold lifesaving goals to eliminate tobacco use.
  • It's Time to Get Serious About Harmful Radon Exposure
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    January 16, 2015 - Joint blog post by Harold Wimmer, National President and CEO, American Lung Association, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on strategy to eliminate avoidable radon-induced lung cancer.
  • Protect Your Health: Test Your Home for Radon
    January 5, 2015 - This month, take time to test your home for the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States: radon. It could save your life.
  • Five Secrets for Quitting Smoking in 2015
    December 19, 2014 - Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year’s Resolution to quit in 2015. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association shares five tips to help you on the path to success:
  • Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening Begins January 1
    December 18, 2014 - For the first time ever, starting on January 1, individuals who are at high risk for developing lung cancer may be eligible for screening at no out of pocket cost.
  • What You Need to Know about the Obama Administration’s Ozone Pollution Standards
    November 26, 2014 - On November 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new national ambient air quality standard for ozone, the most widespread air pollutant, and one of the most dangerous. The standards would set the official limit on how much ozone pollution is too much, and help inform the public when the air in their community is dangerous to breathe.
  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    November 6, 2014 - The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2014-2015 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
  • Treating the Whole You, Not Just Your Lung Disease
    November 5, 2014 - Lung disease can take a toll on a person’s quality of life. Whether you are facing lung cancer, COPD or another type of lung disease, you probably experience physical symptoms and emotional stress that make it harder to keep up with your everyday activities. The good news is that there is a type of care specifically designed to help you feel your best while facing lung disease. Palliative care, sometimes known as supportive care, is a specialty in medicine focused on treating the symptoms, pain and stress that accompany serious illness. It is appropriate from the moment you are diagnosed and throughout the entire course of your illness.
  • Rose's Story: My Battle with Lung Cancer
    October 28, 2014 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Rose, a lung cancer survivor, shares why quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of lung cancer.
  • Depression and Lung Disease
    October 7, 2014 - Anyone who has experience with lung disease knows the strong link between how you feel physically, and how you feel emotionally. . Whether you are facing COPD, lung cancer, asthma or another lung disease, it is not uncommon to feel stressed, anxious or even depressed. Sometimes you might notice you don’t feel like yourself but you are aren’t sure exactly what is bothering you. Undiagnosed depression can make it more difficult to manage your disease and has a large impact on your quality of life.
  • Delivering on a Promise: CVS Steps Up in the Fight Against Tobacco
    September 3, 2014 - Earlier this year, CVS took a bold step – announcing that they would remove all tobacco products from their CVS/pharmacy stores across the country by October 1st, a significant business decision with the health of all Americans at its core. Today, September 3, is a proud moment for those of us in the fight against tobacco, as CVS announced their accelerated timeline to achieve this milestone, almost an entire month earlier than expected.
  • LUNG FORCE Lung Cancer Call-In Day – 9/4/14
    September 2, 2014 - Lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of both women and men in the United States, must be a national priority. With one of the highest incidence rates and one of the lowest survival rates, lung cancer desperately needs more research for early detection, treatment and cures. On September 4th, we are taking action to reverse this trend, and increase funding for lung cancer research.
  • Our Mission in Action: Implementation of the Tobacco Control Act
    August 21, 2014 - Reducing illness and death caused by tobacco use is central to the American Lung Association’s mission. Federal tobacco regulations must be robust to help reduce tobacco use across the nation. When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed its “deeming rule” that would extend oversight to previously unregulated tobacco products including e-cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, hookah, pipe tobacco and other products, the American Lung Association and partner health organizations provided detailed comments to guide the FDA to a decision that will best protect the public health.
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