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Advocating for better public health policies is vital to saving lives. If you care about lung diseases such as asthma, COPD and lung cancer, tobacco issues and clean air concerns, make your voice heard by joining the American Lung Association Action Network. Get involved today so we can all breathe easier tomorrow! When you join the Action Network, you will receive an immediate e-mail alert when we need you to help support important lung health legislation in Colorado. Enter your zip code to receive targeted messages specifically for citizens in your home district.

Together, our efforts are making a difference! Here are some recent legislative activities the American Lung Association in Colorado was proud to support:

Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act (July 2006)
Colorado is now the 13th state to pass a statewide smoke-free law that includes all restaurants and bars. Visit smokefreeColorado.org for details about the law and its implementation. Remember to thank the legislators who supported this bill!

SB 156 - Asthma Inhaler Self-Carry Bill (May 2005)
Lifesaving legislation that allows children to carry and self-administer asthma medication at school

Amendment 37 (November 2004)
Requires Colorado power companies to generate at least 10 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2015

Amendment 35 (November 2004)
A constitutional amendment for a 64 cent cigarette tax increase. Colorado voters approved the measure with a 61 percent "yes" vote. As of January 1, 2005, 16 percent of the tobacco tax revenues collected through the resulting tax increase have been dedicated to a comprehensive tobacco control program.

FasTracks (November 2004)
Bus and light rail expansion

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