Adult Lung Disease

We believe healthy lungs are worth fighting for.

The American Lung Association continues to shine the light on lung cancer and the need for better prevention, treatments and ultimately, a cure. We offer in-person and online support and guidance for people with lung cancer, COPD, asthma and other lung diseases to make important decisions about their health and  better manage their disease. Adult support groups provide a forum for sharing information in a compassionate and caring environment. Our Lung Helpline is a free resource, staffed by experienced healthcare professionals, for those with questions about their lung disease or smoking cessation. And our annual national report, State of Tobacco Control, gives a snapshot of the progress we’re making with rates of tobacco use.

For additional information, click on the top navigation item “Lung Disease” which will take you to our national website.

Quit Smoking


Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life. Stopping smoking can be tough but smokers don’t have to quit alone. The American Lung Association can help, with programs and services to help adult and teen smokers quit for good. » More

Lung Disease Support

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Better Breathers Clubs offer the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in your struggles. These support groups provide the tools you need to live the best quality of life you can. » More

Illinois Fights Lung Cancer


The American Lung Association is shining the light on lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in America, by funding research and providing education, advocacy and resources for those who suffer. » More

Illinois COPD Initiatives

The mission of the Illinois COPD Initiatives is to improve the health outcomes of patients with COPD by working with patients, caregivers, and the health care community to increase awareness, increase early diagnosis, and improve treatment and management. » More

Be an Advocate


The American Lung Association envisions a world free of lung disease. To make our vision a reality, we promote lung health and prevent lung disease through public policy. » More