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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.
  • 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.
  • Asthma-Friendly Schools – Keeping students healthy, in school and ready to learn
    May 18, 2011 - As another school year winds down, many school districts have made great strides towards creating a healthier environment for their students and staff. Schools play a consistent role in the lives of young people and can be a source of potential health hazards for the over seven million children affected by asthma in the United States. Adopting asthma-friendly school strategies not only helps keep children safe but it has been shown to have a positive impact on the academic achievement of students. Read on to learn how you can help to improve the school environment for your little ones.
  • Star Shines Despite Asthma
    May 2, 2011 - Singer, actress and Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose doesn’t let anything slow her down – especially not asthma. The star of such Broadway shows as Caroline, or Change and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and hit films like Dreamgirls and Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and most recently CBS’s The Good Wife, has joined the American Lung Association to share her story and speak out for those with asthma.
  • 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.
  • Lung Cancer Research Call-In Day – 4/13/11
    April 5, 2011 - It’s a fact – lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in America. It’s also a fact that lung cancer lags far behind other cancers when it comes to research funding. Want to help change this and get the #1 cancer killer the research dollars it deserves? Join us for the Lung Cancer Research Call-In Day on Wednesday, April 13th!
  • 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.
  • Spring Forward by Reducing your Asthma & Allergy Triggers
    March 29, 2011 - With springtime upon us, many look ahead with excitement to warmer weather, flowers in bloom, and more hours of daylight. Although for some, these signs of spring also bring the common frustrations associated with asthma and allergies.
  • Honoring World Tuberculosis Day
    March 23, 2011 - Did you know that the first voluntary health organization in America was originally founded to fight a single disease? That’s how the American Lung Association got its start, battling tuberculosis (TB).
  • 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.
  • Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against The Flu: Get Vaccinated Now!
    January 25, 2011 - With winter upon us, now is the time to get vaccinated against the flu if you haven’t done so already. Many scientists and physicians believe flu activity is prevalent during winter months because people are in more confined spaces, allowing the virus to be more easily transmitted from person-to-person.
  • 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?
  • New Internet Asthma Programs Ready for Testing
    January 13, 2011 - The American Lung Association is dedicated to providing children and families with the tools they need to manage their asthma. In partnership with the Oregon Center for Applied Science, the American Lung Association has developed two Internet-based programs for children aged 5-10 and their families.
  • Don’t Let Exercise-Induced Asthma Keep You Sidelined
    December 29, 2010 - It’s that time of year again when New Year resolutions are on everyone’s mind. Topping the list for many Americans is the personal pledge to start (and keep) an exercise regimen for the year.
  • 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.
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