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Michigan Cares About Clean Air

The American Lung Association in Michigan, leading public health organizations and medical societies have joined together to make sure Michigan’s Congressional delegation supports the Clean Air Act.  For the past 40 years the Clean Air Act has protected families across the country from breathing high levels of toxic, life-threatening air pollution. 

The Clean Air Act is facing powerful opposition.  The fight in Congress is intensifying, and everyone who cares about clean air needs to step up to fight for clean air.  The American Lung Association is leading a campaign to ensure that the health community and the citizens of Michigan who care about clean air loudly, persistently, and powerfully demands Congress not dismantle the Clean Air Act.

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We need your story to save the air we breathe!

The promise of the Clean Air Act is healthful air to breathe.    Right now, it is under strong attack in Congress by some who would weaken its provisions, delay clean up, or worse, allow an increase in toxic pollutants.  The data is clear that this will harm children, older adults, those living with asthma and other lung diseases, those with cardiovascular disease, and more.  

But data alone is not convincing some in Congress.  Help us make them understand why clean air is so essential.  Tell us your story!  

We need to hear from you – click here to tell us why clean air matters to you!

Perhaps it’s because you have a child or grandchild who has asthma that’s exacerbated by dirty air.  Or maybe it’s for you.

The truth is clean air helps us all:

  • Air pollution causes asthma attacks, emergency room visits and hospitalizations, long-term lung and cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, and premature death in seniors and infants;
  • Just last year, the Clean Air Act prevented 160,000 premature deaths nationwide.

Your story ensures that the statistics and science we have on our side come to life.  We will use them in our continued outreach to Congress, until they are no longer divided – but firmly on the side of clean air and a healthy future.

Click here to tell us why clean air is important to you!

Thank you for your defense of clean air!

Protecting Kids from Cheap Candy-Flavored Tobacco

The American Lung Association in Michigan is focused on reducing the toll tobacco takes on the people of Michigan, especially Michigan’s youth.

We are asking the legislature to equalize the tax on the cheap, candy flavored tobacco products like cigars, hookah, roll-your-own, pipe and spit tobacco with the cigarette tax to make them less appealing to kids. They can use the moneys generated to fund Michigan’s seriously underfunded tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

By making this simple change, Michigan’s lawmakers could greatly reduce both youth and adult smokers of these products and save lives.

Would you like to help us reduce tobacco’s toll on the people of Michigan? Join us now. 

Michigan Opportnities to Take Action For Clean Air

 

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