Meet Our Partner: Pfizer
A dedicated partner for many years, Pfizer has collaborated with the American Lung Association on lung disease and prevention awareness efforts. Every day, our Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention and treatments for lung diseases.
Starting in 2015, Pfizer's support of the American Lung Association included increased awareness for pneumococcal pneumonia and a new smoking cessation online community with a mobile app.
Pneumococcal Pneumonia Awareness
There are many types of pneumonia, and the most common type of bacterial pneumonia is called pneumococcal pneumonia. Common symptoms of pneumococcal pneumonia include high fever, excessive sweating and shaking chills, coughing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath and chest pain. Certain symptoms, such as cough and fatigue, can appear without warning and may last for weeks, or longer. In severe cases, it can even put you in the hospital and sometimes lead to death.
The American Lung Association, in partnership with Pfizer, is helping to share the seriousness of this disease and the importance of adult vaccinations for pneumococcal pneumonia.
Quitter's CircleTM Smoking Cessation Mobile App & Social Community
A social community and mobile app designed to help smokers overcome obstacles associated with quitting smoking, Quitter's Circle helps smokers quit through educational, social and financial support. Developed in collaboration with the American Lung Association and Pfizer, Quitters Circle tracks progress made along the quit smoking journey and allows a circle of friends and family to lend support and encouragement. Within a few clicks, smokers can personalize a Quit Plan, read tips and educational articles on quitting, and find resources to connect with a healthcare provider.
More than 177,000 individuals have already joined the Quitter's Circle social community since its debut in 2015.
Working together for a healthier world, Pfizer collaborates with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world, and to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives.
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fast stats: pneumonia. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/faststats/pneumonia.htm. Accessed November 5, 2013.