Advocate

The American Lung Association in Oregon is dedicated to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Through our advocacy efforts, we are working toward making Oregon a better place to breathe.

Policy priorities include:
-working for healthy, clean air;
-promoting policies for better lung health; and
-working to support strong tobacco prevention and control laws. 

Currently, Oregon is working on various public policy and advocacy issues. These include:

• Increasing funding for Oregon's tobacco prevention and education programs
• Increasing the price of tobacco products, as a means of reducing tobacco consumption, especially by our youth
• Policies aimed at protecting people from secondhand smoke
• Policies establishing low carbon fuel standards for transportation fuels
• Action and legislation that will bring increased awareness and attention to lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


Read our full 2013 Public Policy Agenda

The Lung Association in Oregon is a proud member of Oregon Partners for Tobacco Prevention, a statewide coalition of organizations committed to reducing tobacco related morbidity and mortality through statewide policy changes that decrease tobacco use and exposure to tobacco by-products.

Sign up for the Lung Association’s Action Network today!