In The News

May 6, 2015
Capitol Weekly - Michael Ong, MD: Progress made on air quality, but much work remains

February 2, 2015
Capitol Public Radio - Lung Association volunteer Jimmy Slover, who has COPD, speaks out for stronger ozone standard

January 30, 2015
Praveen Buddiga, MD - Message to Physicians: Doctors voices can fight pollution and poor air quality

November 25, 2014
Contra Costa Times - Bay Area air a little smoggier in 2014; heat blamed

July 16, 2014
CBS Los Angeles - Regulators Hear From Wilmington Residents on Plan To Curb Refinery Emissions

May 27, 2014
Capitol Weekly - January countdown: Fuel policy good for health - and wallet

May 23, 2014
Atlantic Monthly - Forget Saving the Planet, Driving an Electric Car Will Save Your Life

May 21, 2014
Sacramento Bee - David Cooke, MD, Viewpoints: Two policies that help limit air pollution and reduce emergency room visits

May 14, 2014
KMPH-TV (Fresno) - Zach Reagle, MD: LUNG FORCE

May 8, 2014
The Fresno Bee - Michael Peterson, MD: Fresno needs new path to better health

May 1, 2014
Visalia Times-Delta - County near top of national polluted air list

April 30, 2014
Los Angeles Times - L.A., Central Valley have worst air quality, American Lung Assn. says

April 29, 2014
Stockton Record - Public Health Groups Enter Urban Planning Fray

April 16, 2014
Bakersfield Californian - Alpha Anders, MD: Smarter growth would mean improved health here in Kern

October 13, 2013
Capitol Weekly - New air quality law will save lives

September 5, 2013
Fresno Bee - Praveen Buddiga, MD: Time to plan for a healthier Fresno County

August 15, 2013
San Bernardino Sun - Mohsen Mabudian, MD, Community Planning Can Improve Public Health

August 6, 2013
Oakland Tribune - James Brown, MD, Fuel Standard Bill's Implementation is Vital to California

August 15, 2012
Appeal Democrat - Tobacco use stays high in rural areas

KPBS - Report finds smoking higher in rural areas 

KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) - Report: Tobacco use highest in rural communities, even among kids

August 8, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle - Richmond air quality safe, analysis says

July 20, 2012
Vacaville Reporter - Vacaville girl testifies at EPA gathering

July 19, 2012
Sacramento Bee - EPA to hold hearing on soot regulations today in Sacramento

July 16, 2012
Sacramento Bee - Editorial: Speak your mind on health of your lungs

May 23, 2012
KPBS - Prop 29 would make smokers cough up higher taxes

Huffington Post - California Prop 29 Pits Lance Armstrong against Big Tobacco (VIDEOS)

Murrieta Patch - Boy urges Murrieta City Council to 'Fight for clean air'

May 21, 2012
The Daily News - John R. Seffrin and Lance Armstrong: Give Big Tobacco a kick in the ash and save lives

California Watch - Proposition 29: First Cigarette Tax in 13 years. Yes or No?

May 19, 2012
Asian Journal - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Lance Armstrong urge Californians to vote yes on Proposition 29

May 15, 2012
KCOY Fox 11 (Central Coast News) - Proposition 29: tobacco tax for cancer research

May 14, 2012
Orange County Register - Reader Rebuttal (Jane Warner): Prop 29 tobacco-tax initiative

May 10, 2012
San Jose Mercury News - Mercury News Editorial: Vote Yes on Prop 29 to raise cigarette tax by $1

March 29, 2012
The Desert Sun - CDC: California one of only three states not to raise cigarette taxes since 2000

March 27, 2012
San Jose Mercury News - Around Danville: Climb San Francisco stairs to fight lung disease

March 5, 2012
San Jose Mercury News - Union City mulls lifting tobacco sales buffer for gas stations

January 28, 2012
San Jose Mercury News - California passes landmark rules to curb auto emissions

January 24, 2012
San Diego Reader - Failing Grades Across San Diego County on American Lung Association Tobacco Report

Contra Costa Times - Pleasanton senior housing to implement no-smoking policy

January 23, 2012
Napa Valley Register - Officials: Failing tobacco grade not full story

January 21, 2012
NBC Los Angeles - Poor Scores Across the Board for Tobacco

January 20, 2012
San Francisco Examiner - Bay Area cities receive poor grades on smoking prevention report card

Chico Enterprise Record - Chico wins praise for tobacco control

Santa Monica Daily Press - Santa Monica gets B on smoking report card

January 19, 2012
KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) - California gets 2 F's in American Lung Association Report

San Jose Mercury News - Santa Clara County outpaces San Mateo County in anti-tobacco efforts

KPBS - The American Lung Association Gives San Diego A Bad Mark

Glendale News Press and Burbank Leader - Local cities get high marks for tobacco control

San Bernardino Sun and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Cities in San Bernardino County mostly score Fs in survey on tobacco control

Marin Independent Journal - Marin County posts poor scores in annual tobacco law 'report card'

January 17, 2012
San Jose Mercury News and Oakland Tribune - Dublin council favors tough curbs on tobacco sales

KPBS - Few Protections Against Secondhand Smoke in California Apartments

November 22, 2011
Los Angeles Daily News - Jane Warner and Wendy Greuel: Clean cars --- it's a California thing

November 16, 2011
Press-Enterprise - AIR POLLUTION: Tougher standards would save lives, groups say

November 14, 2011 - The Addiction That Defies Reason

November 13, 2011
NBC San Diego - Taking Steps for a Deep Breath of Air

October 28, 2011
The Record - Flags work with flying colors

October 26, 2011
KPBS San Diego - New Report Highlights The Burden of Asthma on Latinos

NBC San Diego - Latinos Battling Asthma

October 25, 2011
Press Enterprise - INLAND: Report shows Hispanics affected by asthma

October 21, 2011
Sacramento Bee - California board approves cap and trade on carbon emissions

KQED Climate Watch - Clearing the Air on Climate and Smog

September 23, 2011
North County Times - REGION: Southwest County air takes turn for worse

September 22, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle - Boxer opposes House GOP move to stall EPA rules

Mercury News - City council's not blowing smoke --- members vote 4-1 to restrict smoking in outdoor locations

September 18, 2011
Contra Costa Times - Bay Area elected officials urge FDA to ban menthol in cigarettes

September 16, 2011
KPBS - Lung cancer rates decline in California

August 23, 2011
California Watch - Fewer Californians smoking cigarettes, but hookah use on the rise

August 22, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle - Cleaning the air would make asthma forgettable

July 20, 2011
San Jose Mercury News - Tobacco's influence runs deep

Sacramento Bee - Study: Tobacco money sways California politics

San Diego Union Tribune - Local GOP lawmakers rake in tobacco cash 

June 29, 2011
Contra Costa Times - New anti-smoking rules earn Pleasant Hill a passing grade from health group

May 13, 2011
USA Today - Study: reduced car smog will cut deaths, asthma

May 11, 2011
Los Angeles Times - Fuel-efficient vehicles could save $7.2 billion annually in California health costs

San Francisco Chronicle - Emissions: State urged to tighten tailpipe rules

Sacramento Bee - Tough Clean Car Standards would save California billions, study says

April 27, 2011
United Press International - So. Calif. still ranks high in pollution

Los Angeles Times - Air quality: Los Angeles, Bakersfield remain among U.S.'s most polluted cities, report says

San Francisco Chronicle - Air quality: Several Bay Area counties fail survey

San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego's air pollution among worst in nation

Bakersfield Californian - Bakersfield again no. 1 for particle pollution

Sacramento Bee - Lung group rates ozone here as 5th worst in U.S.

KPBS San Diego - Air Quality in San Diego Among Worst in Nation

San Jose Mercury News - Lung Association gives F to four Bay Area counties for air quality

Long Beach Press Telegram - Area gets F for air pollution

Orange County Register - Air pollution: LA-OC region still #1

Los Angeles Daily News - Just how bad is LA air? The worst

Fresno Bee - Report: Bakersfield, Hanford air worst of the worst

North County Times - Lung Association gives region 'F' on air quality

Marin Independent Journal - Marin scores an 'A' for air quality

Santa Cruz Sentinel - Santa Cruz County earns A for air quality

April 19, 2011
The Daily Breeze - Study: 'Thirdhand smoke' poses danger to young children, pregnant women

April 10, 2011
San Francisco Examiner - Bill would expand California smoking ban at work

Palo Alto Patch - Palo Alto Receives 'D' Grade for Smoking Ordinances

April 7, 2011
Bloomberg News - U.S. House Passes Repeal of EPA Carbon Rules over White House Objections

New York Times - House Votes to Bar EPA from Regulating Industrial Emissions

March 28, 2011
Campbell Patch - Conversation Begins on Smoking Bans in Campbell

March 25, 2011
Contra Costa Times - Peninsula lawmaker's bill would crack down on retailers who sell cigarettes to kids

The Sacramento Bee - Viewpoints: State can be the global leader on green jobs

March 23, 2011
The Oakland Tribune - Boxer Fires Back Against GOP Budget Plan

March 22, 2011
Variety - Biz supports tobacco tax

March 21, 2011
San Francisco Examiner - Climber pays tribute to those killed on 9/11

March 17, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle - EPA proposes limits on coal-fired plants' emissions

February 28, 2011
The Oakland Tribune - Don Perata, Lance Armstrong, team up on cigarette tax initiative

Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Lance Armstrong backs Calif tobacco tax initiative

Bloomberg News - Lance Armstrong Targets California for $20 million cigarette tax campaign

January 22, 2011
Glendale News Press - City scores well again in tobacco control

January 21, 2011
Los Angeles Daily News - Few cities get the grade over smoking laws

San Francisco Chronicle - Bay area gets mixed grades on smoking policies

Orange County Register - O.C. flunks for bans on smoking

Napa Valley Register - Napa gets 'F' for tobacco control

January 20, 2011
Ventura County Star - State scores an A for Smokefree Air efforts

Pasadena Star-News - Most San Gabriel Valley, Whittier area cities get Fs and Ds for local smoking policies

San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino County scores mostly Fs in American Lung Association survey

The Sacramento Bee - Lung Association gives Sacramento a 'C' grade in tobacco protection efforts

Marin Independent Journal - Marin cities fare poorly in group's tobacco control report card

January 13, 2011
My Fox LA - LA County MTA Retires Last Diesel Bus

January 12, 2011
Sacramento Bee - Term limits, tobacco tax could move to June special election

December 21, 2010
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Sonoma County: Highest Smoking Rate in Bay Area

December 16, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle - California Air Board Set To Vote On 2 Crucial Issues

December 15, 2010
The Press Enterprise - Air Board Weighs Delay In Trucking Rules

November 29, 2010
The Oakland Tribune - Union City Approves Smoking Ban

November 11, 2010
The Oakland Tribune - Union City Smoking Ban Moves Forward

November 4, 2010
Los Angeles Times - Prop. 23 Battle Marks New Era in Environmental Politics

November 3, 2010
USA Today - Californians Reject Effort To Suspend Climate Law

Sacramento Bee - Kristi Yamaguchi Kicks Off Flu Vaccinations in Sacramento

October 26, 2010
New York Times - Texas is Campaign Issue in California Ads

Los Angeles Times - Heavy Smoking in Middle Age Doubles Risk of Alzheimer's, report finds

October 25, 2010
Silicon Valley Mercury News - Residential Smoking Ban Puts Santa Clara County In Forefront Of Crackdowns

October 7, 2010
Orange County Register - Warner & Kateley: Prop 23: Suspending AB 32 Could Kill It

October 5, 2010
Fontana Herald News - Hundreds Of People Support The American Lung Association's Fight For Air Walk In Fontana

October 2, 2010
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - People Walk In Fontana For Clean Air

September 30, 2010
Sign On San Diego - We Can Have A Strong Economy And A Healthy Environment

September 24, 2010
Streetsblog San Francisco - In Historic Vote, CARB Adopts Targets Under Landmark Anti-Sprawl Bill

September 21, 2010
Grist Magazine - American Lung Association Study Shows That Smart Growth Could Save Lives

September 16, 2010
Capitol Weekly - Opinion: Why doctors are supporting the drive toward sustainable communities

August 24, 2010 - Cigarette Tax Measure OK'd For Ballot

August 22, 2010
Sacramento Bee - Another View: No Serious Dispute Over Diesel's Role In Dirty Air

August 10, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle - New Report Impugns Texas Oil Companies Funding California Prop 23

August 4, 2010
Sacramento Bee - Judge Orders Rewording Of Initiative To Suspend California Climate Change Law

Los Angeles Times - Judge Changes Prop. 23 Ballot Description

August 2, 2010
West Hollywood News - LA Gay & Lesbian Center Bans Smoking Outdoors

July 30, 2010
The Desert Sun - AB 32: A Breath Of Fresh Air That Saves Money And Adds Jobs

The Bay Area Citizen - MTC Aims To Lower Emissions By 2035

July 29, 2010
San Diego Gay and Lesbian News - Smoking Out The Enemy Amongst Us: Higher Tobacco Use Is Found In LGBT Community

July 26, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle - AB 32 To Face 2 Challenges on November Ballot

July 25, 2010
The Sun - Smog Check Needs Tune-Up

July 21, 2010
Sacramento Bee - California Delays Fee Tied To Climate Change Law

July 19, 2010
The California Majority Report - California Democratic Party Votes To Stop Prop 23

July 8, 2010
Silicon Valley Mercury News - Opinion:2012 Initiative Will Take Aim At Cancer - And Tobacco  

Bay Area Reporter - Report Examines Smoking Among LGBTs

July 4, 2010
Sacramento Bee - California Bill Would Require Insurers To Pay For Stop-Smoking Drugs

July 1, 2010
Oakland Tribune - Perata And Friends Move To Put Tobacco Tax On 2012 Ballot - Cigarette Tax Measure May Advance

June 28, 2010 - Motorcycle Muffler Bill Stirs Rumblings At Capitol

June 26,2010
Santa Monica Daily Press - Report: Nearly 1 In 11 Locals Smoke

June 23, 2010
Los Angeles Daily News - Smoking Rates Remain Steady In LA County

The Burbank Leader - Report: Smoking Rate High In Glendale

June 22, 2010
Los Angeles Times - A Smart Bill To Fight Smoking

June 21, 2010
Capital Public Radio - Smoking Ban Considered At Public Housing

The Oakland Tribune - Tough New Tobacco Controls Start Tuesday, Including A Ban On Labeling Cigarettes As Light Or Mild

Arizona Republic - Tough New Federal Anti - Smoking Rules To Begin Next Week

June 18, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Named "Clean Vehicle Champion" By The American Lung Association

June 14, 2010
USA Today - Changes In Cigarette Pack Colors Called Not So Mild

June 12, 2010
The Oakland Tribune - Health Care Reform Here and Now: First Up, The Kids

June 3, 2010
Pasadena Star-News - Pasadena Woman, Others, Climb Stairs To Fight Lung Cancer

May 30, 2010
Santa Cruz Sentinel - David Pepper: Burning Wood For Home Heating Is Hazardous To Our Health

May 24, 2010
Cal Coast News - San Luis Obispo Scores High On Air Quality

May 17, 2010
MSN Health and Fitness - America’s Most Polluted Cities

May 14, 2010
Chico Enterprise - A Burning Issue: Scientists Take A Hard Look At Wood-Stove Emissions

May 11, 2010
Los Altos Town Crier - Local Resident Climbs For A Cause

Turlock Journal - County Air Quality One Of The Worst In The Nation

April 29, 2010 –  California Dominates Most-Polluted Cities List

April 29, 2010
La Opinion – Hispanos Sufren Más Por La Contaminación 

San Diego Union-Tribune – County’s Air Fails Smog Check, Report Says

April 28, 2010
The Bakersfield Californian – Bakersfield Again Rated Poor For Air Quality, Locals Highlight Improvements

The Fresno Bee – San Joaquin Valley’s Air Again Fails To Make Grade

The Huffington Post – Antonio Villaraigosa, State of the Air

Los Angeles times, The Sacramento Bee – Los Angeles Is Still The Nation’s Smoggiest City  

The Orange County Register -  Air Pollution: O.C. Gets ‘Fs’; L.A. Worst

The San Francisco Chronicle – Report: Most Americans Still Live In Unclean Air

San Jose Mercury News – Santa Cruz County Air Quality Rated Among The Best In The Nation

Ventura County Star – County Air Quality Better, But Still Gets F

April 16, 2010
Sacramento Bee – Placerville Death Raises Questions Of Assisted Suicide

April 5, 2010
Los Angeles Times – Outdoor Smoking Bans

April 3, 2010
Ventura County Star – The Price of Pollution

April 2, 2010
Camarillo Acorn – City Council Considers Tougher Laws Aimed At Smokers

April 1, 2010
Mountain View Voice - Mountain View Man Steps Up

March 30, 2010
Sacramento Bee – 'Cool' Rule For Car Window Glazing Scrapped

March 29, 2010
Contra Costa Times – Novato's Dolan Wins Skyscraper Stair-Climb For Third Straight Year

San Mateo Daily Journal – Firefighter Suits Up To Fight Lung Disease

March 28, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle – High-Rise Climb For Lung Association Fundraiser

March 26, 2010
Marin Independent Journal – Novato Runner Steps Up For Lung Association Fundraiser

March 23, 2010
Christian Science Monitor – California May Extend Smoking Ban To State Parks And Beaches

March 22, 2010
Bakersfield Californian – Who Says You Can't Quit? Woman Gives Up Smoking After Nearly 67 Years

Stockton Record – When The Air Up There Is Bad For Kids' Lungs