Public Policy & Advocacy

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The American Lung Association envisions a world free from lung disease. To make our vision a reality, we promote lung health and prevent lung disease through public policy.  Our advocacy work promotes legislation that strengthens tobacco prevention and control, clean air quality, asthma management and other lung health causes.

Iowa Smoke Free Air Act

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The Iowa Smokefree Air Act went into effect July 1, 2008. The American Lung Association in Iowa and our partners assisted in educating business owners about the law and answering questions from business leaders and community members. » More

Tobacco Use Prevention and Control

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The American Lung Association in Iowa continues to lead statewide clean indoor air and tobacco control efforts. Together with our partners and coalition members we worked to keep tobacco issues as a legislative priority during the latest session. » More

Take Action Now - Join our E-Advocacy Network

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E-Advocacy members will receive emailed Action Alerts on critical issues. If you wish to respond to an Action Alert, the Network will automatically fax a letter which can be edited by you to your legislators at no cost to you! » More