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  • Senator Frank Lautenberg: American Lung Association Lung Health Champion
    March 21, 2013 - The American Lung Association has honored U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) with its national Lung Health Champion Award for his unwavering leadership and commitment to the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
  • Tuberculosis: Still Lurking and Evolving
    March 21, 2013 - Despite popular misconceptions that tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past, it continues to pose a significant threat to public health. In observance of World TB Day on March 24, the American Lung Association is calling attention to this worldwide killer, with an emphasis on the increase of drug-resistant forms of TB, and is stressing the importance of adequate public health funding to address this serious health risk.
  • Spring Forward by Reducing your Asthma & Allergy Triggers
    March 20, 2013 - Spring is on the way, but this can be a tough time for people with asthma and allergies. The American Lung Association shares some tips to help you spring forward by reducing your asthma and allergy triggers.
  • An Across-the-Board Attack on Your Lungs
    February 26, 2013 - Think the sequester will spare your lungs? Don’t hold your breath! The American Lung Association shares how across-the-board budget cuts will leave you breathless.
  • Radon – Stopping the Silent Killer
    February 21, 2013 - The American Lung Association applauds the recent announcement by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it is taking steps to protect families from exposure to radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer, and shares tips on how to protect your family from this health threat.
  • Make Valentine’s an Asthma-Friendly Day
    February 13, 2013 - Make Valentine’s an Asthma-Friendly Day. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your significant other how much you care. But when you have asthma many traditional gifts can worsen asthma symptoms. The American Lung Association has tips that can help make your Valentine’s Day more asthma-friendly.
  • There is still time to get vaccinated against the flu!
    February 4, 2013 - Flu activity on the rise. Widespread activity has been reported in 42 states. There is still time to get vaccinated against the flu. As long as the influenza virus is circulating, it is beneficial to get immunized.
  • New Poll: Public Wants More Protection from Gasoline and Vehicle Emissions
    January 30, 2013 - An overwhelming majority of American voters supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) setting stricter standards on gasoline and tighter emissions limits for cars, SUVs and trucks to protect public health. That's the takeaway from a new bipartisan national poll conducted for the American Lung Association.
  • Money at the Root of Nation's Tobacco Problem
    January 16, 2013 - The American Lung Association annual "State of Tobacco Control" report reveals a tragic money trail leading to tobacco-caused death and disease that shows federal and state governments are largely failing to combat tobacco industry tactics, while diverting or misusing life-saving tobacco control funds.
  • A New Year's Resolution – Exercising with Asthma
    January 15, 2013 - Are you making a New Year’s resolution to get fit or be healthier in 2013? If you have asthma you may feel the need to limit your activity to avoid symptoms. Understanding your symptoms and how to manage them is the first step to healthier, new you.
  • The Healthy Air Agenda
    December 27, 2012 - American Lung Association “Healthy Air Agenda” identifies critical steps to protect the air we breathe.
  • 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.
  • Beckie Geary: A Lung Cancer Survivor's Story
    November 16, 2012 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Beckie Geary is a lung cancer survivor. She knows firsthand what it is like to grow up around cigarettes, and the potentially deadly consequences that can arise from it.
  • New Resource Provides Lung Cancer Support from Day One
    November 8, 2012 - The American Lung Association has launched Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One, a new web-based resource designed to guide and support those living with lung cancer and their loved ones during every stage of their disease.
  • New Patient Resource Released for COPD Awareness Month
    November 6, 2012 - The American Lung Association have created the COPD Action Plan with November being COPD Awareness Month. The Action Plan is a 2-in-1 personal tool that helps you talk with your doctor to make a COPD management plan that is best for you. With a plan, you will know how and when to take your medicines, when to call your healthcare provider and when to get emergency care.
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