Advocacy

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The American Lung Association in California is committed to fighting for your right to breathe clean and healthy air.  We do this by working with state and local leaders on issues that impact your lung health – from creating smokefree environments, enhancing tobacco prevention and control programs, reducing air pollution and climate change, and improving health care, we are helping California become a healthier place to live in.

Join Our Action Network

Our success is dependent on the engagement of knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers who participate with us in advocacy campaigns. Make your voice be heard on key issues that impact your lung health. You can take a leading role in eliminating tobacco, cleaning up our air, or reducing the threat of climate change by joining the American Lung Association Action Network. You are just a click away from making a difference. Sign up today!

Key Accomplishments

The American Lung Association in California has a successful track record of passing legislation to help future generations breathe easier tomorrow. » More

Tobacco Control

The American Lung Association in California has helped pass some of the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the country, and fights against tobacco industry efforts to get more people addicted to nicotine. » More

Air Quality

The American Lung Association in California is leading the way to improve air quality by successfully promoting policies to reduce car and truck emissions, diesel soot from trucks, buses, ports, and off-road diesel equipment. Healthy air for everyone, inside and out, is our goal » More

Climate Change

Climate change is real and the time to act is now. Climate change poses a serious threat to our environment, and it puts human health at risk. Rising temperatures will most likely lead to more air pollution, which means serious threats to lung health such as an increase and worsening of asthma attacks and hospital visits for breathing problems. » More